We're packing up the car and heading down to Alabama for 7 weeks! I have about 20 books packed already and I have to force myself from adding any more. 🤦🏻♀️ Brenton and Sadie leave tomorrow but I'm staying behind to shoot a wedding. We'll be reunited on Monday in STL for the last day of driving! Ready for all the love tomorrow first 😍
It's the Batzer sandwich! When my man isn't busy saving the world he assists me on wedding days and we always make sure to grab a quick pic with the B&G! Who's going to be the next lucky couple?! 💃🏻👰🏻🤵🏼🕺🏻
If you're a fan of vintage rattan, wicker, and peacock chairs - stay tuned...we've got some fun new inventory hitting the website soon and it's soooo good. • Link in profile •
Coordation/design: @soireeeventdesign for @confettispokane
Peacock chair: @artifact_rentals
For the first time in months, we woke up to RAIN this morning🙌🏼 It feels like we've made such a quick and dramatic transition to fall all of a sudden. Time to cozy up, grab some coffee, and tackle the week!
When you see this look on both the bride and groom's faces right before they feed each other cake... you know to get ready for some fast clicking! 😂
Who shoved cake in their spouses' face on their wedding day? 🙋🏼Comment below!
Which wedding day smile brings up all the feels? ❤️Comment below!
1. The "walking down the isle" smile.
2. The "I can't believe you're mine" smile.
3. The "we're married!" smile.
4. The "madly in love" smile.
Meli here! It's been a while since I've intentionally filled you in on life with Meli. Welp, here we go...
1️⃣ I'm a bit of a goofball... I stutter over my words sometimes and am not really quick to the point, long winded you could say (I guess I've been away from New York for too long)
2️⃣ I can crack inappropriate sarcastic jokes with people who I don't even know, so please don't take offense... it's just who I have become since being married to @b_batzer
3️⃣ I basically had to bribe my husband with ice cream to take this photo (he refuses to conform to instagram husband status)
4️⃣ I'm actually a camera ham. Any one need a model? I love having my photo taken, you just have to pose me because I'm awkward as he🏒🏒
5️⃣ I will occasionally brush my teeth and floss in the shower for efficiency purposes.
Can anyone relate to #5 ️⃣ or any of these?!?
Check out Katelyn Crist Photography's new blog and first blog post! You won't want to miss this gorgeous wedding! 😍 Tons of pictures to inspire future brides!
If you love it be sure to follow on Instagram and Facebook! Link in bio ^^^ #katelyncristphotography
Feeling so inspired by this color palette lately and thinking of how well it translates to just about any season. Those rich floral hues and beautiful fresh fruit, paired with classic brass candlesticks and natural beeswax candles - it's just magic✨ •
It's feeling more like fall every day. What's your favorite season in the PNW?
Venue: Trezzi Farm
Find yourself an awesome calligrapher for your wedding details! Calligraphy is a true art and in this day in age it's so easy to just find a cool font online and do everything digitally...which is always my go to. There's just some things you can't do digitally though! Like writing on chalkboard for example!! Calligraphy takes patience, attention to detail, and a special craft. Check out @jennadaviswrites Instagram and Etsy page! She has a true natural talent for this kind of work! 🙌🏻
Three cheers for Monday! I've been away from my computer for 3 whole weeks. Woah! It was refreshing to say the least but I was so ready to get back into my work flow.
Spin class conquered ✔️
Fridge stocked ✔️
Emails responded to✔️
Week scheduled ✔️
Meals planned ✔️
We all slayed at something today. What'd you knock off your list!?!
It occurs to me that I never shared this shot anywhere, which is bonkers cuz it's gotta be one of my favorite photos I've ever taken. (If you wanna see the fully sized version in all its glory, you can find it in my instagram story without the dumb vertical crop)
Here's to doing weird new things in the name of art, and here's to all the wonderful ladies who agreed to go along with my crazy ideas for the afternoon! ❤️
dress & accessories: @bridalcollections
That just married feeling ✨Snapped this shot as soon as the bridal party exited the ceremony, you just can't beat that excitement!
Everything about yesterday was simply lovely! Getting to watch my couples enjoy the happiness + love that surrounds them on their wedding day sure makes my tired feet all worth it!
Since I've been interning with Crystal Madsen, I've gotten to witness so many sweet moments. We haven't done a wedding together since July and I am so excited to be back as the #dynamicduo and document beautiful moments for the bride and groom! What's everyone else doing today? House projects? Lake day?!
We are well into our anniversary trip extravaganza. Saw Orcas, beautiful ocean sunsets, hiked in a rainforest and dreamed of renovating a vintage airstream. Off to Victoria, BC tomorrow and then Vancouver to wrap it up! Don't want this traveling vacation to ever end. I definitely love this nomad life with my favorite human. 💕
The photo at the top left is how this gown looked before we started. The bride initially thought she wanted lace appliqués on the straps but when I started building them we both discovered we both loved the straps without the lace. In fact I went fishing for an inspiration photo for my vision and so did she and we pulled up the same Pinterest photo and showed it to each other at the SAME time (bottom left)! I made her straps a little more delicate than the inspiration photo, but great minds think alike as they say. 😉The result (right photo) just completed this gown so flawlessly for this bride. Absolutely stunning! Congratulations! @lo_carney
Walking out as Husband and Wife! Best feeling Ever! I had he best time at Saturday's wedding. It was intimate, laid back, and these two together with their story which I will share later is quiet a special one. Congratulations @amanda_banta and Mike!
Can I just leave kryptic emojis instead of writing captions??? I'm too tired for using actual words, guys.
Huge praise God moment!! Brenton has been away (again 🙄) at Instructor Pilot upgrade and originally scheduled to get back tomorrow. We have our 5 year wedding anniversary trip extravaganza planned for leaving Saturday. I know, real ballsy of us to plan something so close to his return date because we all know how they never get back when they say they will. Well, the nerves have been high these past two weeks because of weather and maintenance issues that have set his schedule back. But because God is so good he was able to advance and will be home just as scheduled!!!! So here's to celebrating our 5th year of marriage on the actual date!! (Gahhh! I can't believe it's been 5 years 🙈😍)
My husband likes to set his alarm tone to different songs each morning. Last night I requested Thunder by Imagine Dragons. Needless to say I now have that song stuck in my head. Ummmm andddd I have to admit something. Taylor Swift's new song has officially grown on me! My husband now thinks differently of me. Jk :) After I finish replaying it over and over again and dancing in the kitchen for him, he'll learn to love it too :) Maybe I'll show you some of my sweet dance moves in my story later. Yeah? Is anyone else a fan of her new song??
If you've ever walked the Gonzaga campus, you've definitely stopped in awe to look at the marvel that St. Als church is. I've photographed numerous weddings here + I don't think I'll ever tire of photographing this stunning, historic church! | Check out my story for more favs from Beth + Mark's wedding day ✨
| S T O R Y T E L L I N G | every single one of you has a story to be told and I love that I'm part of the motley crew that gets to tell it! Stories of your love, your life, and your hard work. Thank you for letting me (and my photographer friends) tell your story! 💕
I didn't start out photographing weddings but I have always wanted to! Ever since I attended my first wedding as a 12 year old and then having our wedding 5 years ago I dreamed about being a part of other couples' wedding day! The details, the relationships, the vows, the love all in one room! The emotions are always overwhelming to me in the best possible way. So grateful to do what I do and cannot wait to keep doing it!