8 Years in the Making

September 26, 2014

Today my husband and I celebrate 8 years of marriage. Somehow that still blows me away: 8 years as man and wife, 8 years of a love story, 8 years of growth and lots of change! I have always loved our wedding photos, but it wasn’t until AFTER our lives changed so much that these images really became important… these photographs are among the few that we have to remember those who have moved on from this life (Derek’s dad, my mom and one of our greatest friends, Ed). Their smiles, their presence… they live on within these photos. You see – photography is so much more than just a really beautiful bouquet shot or some fancy composition of a bride and groom… photography is time, frozen and preserved! It’s ALL that’s left when the memories start to fade… each face, each interaction, each tear… a photograph takes it all and saves it for you for eternity. After 8 years of marriage, I look at these photos and I don’t notice my makeup, or my body, or my florals… I only see the love and the people, the most important things in our lives. I hope you enjoy looking through them and reminiscing with Derek and I as we celebrate 8 years as husband and wife! And thank you, to each couple that I have worked with, for allowing me the honor of documenting memories like these for your wedding day :) I am so humbled!


A huge thank you to our wonderful friend of 16 years, Erin, who documented our wedding day :) We are forever grateful to you, friend!

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  1. Sarah McKenzie-Protz says:

    Your dress is so cute!!!! And you look like babiesssssssss

  2. Alicia Schaper Pyne says:

    Happy Anniversary you two and cheers to many more years and many more blessings together!!

  3. Kristy Purdue Poole says:

    Happy Anniversary you two! I love the love that’s there. In every picture. As a photographer I love that you understand the importance. Here’s to many more years! Much love!

  4. Sasha Bohème Photography says:

    Thank you for sharing! Happy Anniversary, my friend!

  5. Monica N Erik Holderby says:

    Awe, I remember ur wedding, I have a pic of Erik and I in our kitchen from ur wedding! So happy for u guys, have a great weekend and Happy Anniversary!

  6. Erin Sellers says:

    Made me tear up as well, friend! I love you Kat! You and your little family mean the world to me!