lisa & jared – engaged!

Don’t save the date. They’re eloping. And I get to be the witness. I. Cannot. Wait.


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  • Jill HAugust 16, 2012 - 8:53 pm

    GREAT photos, GREAT couple!!

  • Emilia JaneAugust 20, 2012 - 8:56 am

    Ah! I am so jealous. I love love love elopements and can’t wait to see it! These two are STUNNING.

5 years of marriage today!

Five years ago (also on a Friday!), Jared and I tied the ole knot. Today he is 2000 miles away in Haiti: painting houses, hugging orphans, pouring concrete, and growing in his walk with the Big Guy. There is literally no where else I’d prefer him to be on our anniversary. I will spare you...


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  • Juli HadfieldJune 15, 2012 - 4:56 pm

    Who is Logan??? ;o)

  • kdpJune 15, 2012 - 5:27 pm

    Logan is jared’s little sister.

  • sarah williamsJune 15, 2012 - 5:36 pm

    Honestly–you two crack me up–this was my laugh for today–and katie are you absolutely sure that Jared had not been drinking–maybe just a little bit–he looked so out of it–but as usual you were laughing–you always see the humor in everything and I love it.

  • LoganJune 17, 2012 - 1:05 am

    Hey! I’m Logan! Yes, I was the lucky one with the amazing song….from the RARE musical stylings of Jared Day..

Katelyn & Miles – Married at Fresh Air Farm , Kansas City, MO

Gasp. I can’t even begin to tell you how I adored this wedding. Here are things that make this wedding photographer swoon. 1. When a couple is like really, REALLY in love. 2. When a couple has a mutual, passionate faith. 3. When the wedding has fun, thoughtful, crafty little details. 4. When a venue...


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  • Alec VanderboomJune 6, 2012 - 11:40 am

    I like all of this.

  • kdpJune 6, 2012 - 12:08 pm

    holy vanderboom! thank you!!

  • Jenny (and Joe) FitzpatrickJune 6, 2012 - 12:31 pm

    Ahhh, what an AWESOME wedding! So many pretty details! Makes me want to get married all over again. FAF is such a beautiful wedding venue.

  • Amanda HerringtonJune 6, 2012 - 5:17 pm

    Katie – I love absolutely everything about this wedding. Your photography is beautiful. I’m pretty sure that the bride and I might be telepathically connected or something, at least where wedding planning is concerned. I feel like this wedding was ripped out of my head! Do you, by chance, know if the ice cream featured came from Silas and Maddys? I’m planning on using them for my own ice cream buffet, and the flavors and waffle cones look oh so familiar.

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  • deerdonnaJune 7, 2012 - 6:27 pm

    the photography in this wedding is outstanding. i just came here via rock n roll bride and i really love everything you have captured so so much! as a bride to be, i hope my wedding photography is just as beautiful!!!!

  • […] and so unique.  Katelyn had handcrafted so many details of her day.  Go here to see her whole wedding shot by the oh so talented Katie Day.  I loved being a part of this special day and having the […]

  • Karen IngramJune 28, 2012 - 2:54 pm

    I found these pictures yesterday and had to write to you. You are extremely talented and these are some of the best wedding pictures I’ve ever seen! I love Fresh Air Farm and found them through their link( more on that later), so I had to look. I love your honest, candid photos. They are so real and so fresh. I kept looking at the people in the photos and some looked so familiar. I found out that my step-daughter went to high school with Katelyn and Miles, then I found out that the bride is the niece of one of my sister’s best friends from high school!! No wonder they looked familiar..just older. I love how you captured the whole feeling of the wedding!

    We are linked with Fresh Air Farm because we did the outside lighting and have done electrical work, etc. there. I was going to share your link on our Facebook page and was wondering if we could put a few of your pictures on our page and website as well. I’m going to like you on facebook 🙂 and will mention your website, etc. We are in the KC area and have family in Springfield and Nixa, so lots of people in both areas would see your work.

    Thanks for sharing your gift!! I love how the Lord brings people together!!

    Karen Ingram
    Ingram Electric, Heating & Cooling

  • KrisSeptember 18, 2012 - 1:10 am

    I love all the chalkboard signs!!! Did thebl bride do them herself? Where are they from? I’d love to know for my upcoming wedding! This special day is so beautiful!

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We’re having a baby!

We’re having a baby!!! Wish us luck on our fourth pregnancy! (Wait, Katie Day, are you drunk? You only have one kid, what do you mean fourth pregnancy?) No, reader, I’m not drunk. And that was really rude of you. So here goes. Here’s the story of our weird, disappointing, joyful, painful, wonderful, confusing, inspiring...


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  • Sarah jinksJune 4, 2012 - 7:11 pm

    Thank u for sharing!! U know that God used ur words for his glory and teaching in other lives. And congratulations on #4! May God bless ur family!

  • Sarah WilliamsJune 4, 2012 - 8:45 pm

    Katie–don’t know you very well–remember I am Josh’s grandmother–this that I have read has inspired me so much–Yes I lost my husband a year ago Jul. 7th–remember Jul 9th. Josh and Logans wedding. hardest day of my life. But I have learned so much the past year and it all boils down to “with God all things are possible”. Katie and Jared i am so proud of you and hurt so much for what you have gone thru. i can relate since I lost my only little girl at 7 months. I pray that you will conquer this pregnancy and bring into this mixed up world we live in a playmate for Callie. By the way she is so cute and when I saw her time out at the doctor’s office I wanted to actually spank you. She looked so sad. But time outs are necessary. good luck to you and jared and I so hope that all works out –and with Gods help it will. Just pray and believe.

  • ValerieJune 4, 2012 - 8:51 pm

    Katie…..this is absolutely beautifully written. I didn’t realize you and Jared had trouble getting pregnant, and as someone who has dealt with infertility and miscarriage, I can assure you it is not “trivial”….its heartbreaking, soul-wrenching, and faith-testing. I’m so sorry that you’ve had such a hard road, I was blessed that both my miscarriages were very, very early…I can’t imagine the difficulty of being asked to “search” for your child. I will keep you in my prayers that the next 6 months go smoothly for you, and rejoice with you in the joy of the gift of Callie and her little brother/sister 🙂

  • SamanthaJune 4, 2012 - 8:54 pm

    I want to thank you for sharing this. What I’ve been through is absolutely nothing compared to losing a baby. Tim and I have said over and over how lucky we are that we haven’t had to experience that. I would rather pee on a million pregnancy tests for a million years that all read negative than have that life taken away from me. But like we’ve both learned, God has a plan, and that plan, if we listen and accept it, truly makes us stronger and more mature in our relationship with Him.

    In my coping I have found so much happiness for others and what their life brings, while thanking God for everything he’s blessed Tim and I with. For Mother’s Day, I knew I would be sad, but I just asked myself “Why should I be sad for myself when I should be celebrating the love of my own mother. She’s amazing, and I am so stinkin’ lucky! And my sister? It’s her first Mother’s Day!! That’s a reason to celebrate!” and I threw one hell of a Mother’s Day bash. And it felt AWESOME.

    Okay, I could keep writing for the next few hours, but I will leave you with this…

    “But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it.” (2 Timothy 4:17a)

    “Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;

    In all your ways acknowledge him,
    and he will make your paths straight. ”(Proverbs 3:5-6)

    Thank You. And I am giving you an enormous, never-letting-go hug along with an even bigger CONGRATULATIONS!!!


  • KimJune 4, 2012 - 9:14 pm

    Katie….Thank you for your brutal honesty, it is comforting. After losing a baby at 11 weeks and then one at 21 weeks, believe me I share your pain….I too hated almost every waking moment for months….but I too got my December baby….she was conceived in December, and born in August, but truly our miracle that I Thank God for everyday! I am beyond thrilled for you and your sister…2 new babies!! I will add you to my prayers!! {{{{hugs}}}


  • mama to four boysJune 4, 2012 - 9:36 pm

    People have told me there is something about losing an unborn baby that is more painful then other loses. I don’t know how people come up with that… I think it all hurts but many people hold to that. We had two boys 19 months apart, then lost our baby girl at 20 weeks… grieving we went on the pill till we could decide what to do… adopt- try again- be done…after months of non-stop bleeding my husband came home one night and said, enough is enough… we are just putting this in God’s hands. We literally got pregnant that night with TWINS! Four boys 4yrs old and under… every day I thank God for the gift of life even when he chooses to give it and take it. So excited for you! Thanks for sharing in honesty.

  • Life As WifeJune 4, 2012 - 9:41 pm

    Dont downplay your pain and think it is not “hard enough/painful enough”! Loss is painful no matter how big or small. I am thankful your heart is now full – everyone deserves that happiness! Congrats on your pregnancy!

  • AngieJune 4, 2012 - 10:04 pm

    Katie Day. You are amazingly talented and inspirational!! I cried reading this post just as I did when I read your first pregnancy announcement. Your words touch my heart!! Taking life one day at a time is something that is SO incredibly difficult to remember; especially in hard times!! It is reading things like this that help me to remember that God is ALWAYS in control and that His timing, His plan, His way is all we have and when we try to fight it we just end up disappointed. Thank you for being so brave to share the intimate moments of your life, and journey with the Lord. You are making a bigger difference than you realize!!

  • Valerie SommerJune 4, 2012 - 10:18 pm

    Your sweet bubbly smile is as warm as your written words. Miss you!
    Momma Sommer
    “Babies are God’s
    That the world
    Must go on”

  • SarahJune 4, 2012 - 10:20 pm

    Congratulations!!! I had two miscarriages and finally got my gift baby too. I am so happy to read this news and love your blog!

    Sarah (a usual lurker)

  • BreJune 5, 2012 - 12:25 am

    Your my hero. 🙂

  • AmariJune 5, 2012 - 7:29 am

    Katie, you are a beautiful person with a beautiful soul. I’ve told you before, and I’ll tell you again: you are an inspiration. I am so unbelivably happy for you! You’re such a wonderful Mommy and wife and I’m glad your family is growing.

  • AngieJune 5, 2012 - 7:42 am

    Katie, I just adore you. YOU are a gift.

  • KarenJune 5, 2012 - 8:30 am

    Hey, I am a friend of your mother..Karen Gallick. Just wanted you to know that I went through your experience..luckily only once. Reading it brought me back to that time and those were painful memories. I had a friend with me that night,who was a nurse, who did the fishing out for me..thankfully. So, glad that I did not let that change my thoughts of wanting another child . I have a wonderful 21 year old son today because we did not let that tough memory change our lives. Wishing you the very best for this pregnacy. God is good!

  • KayJune 5, 2012 - 10:18 am

    Katie – You are amazing. It’s a privilege to know you!

  • dwight glennJune 5, 2012 - 10:57 am

    Katie Day,
    This is one of the best “things,”sorry crappy adjective, that I have ever read. I am inspired by your heart, your humor, and your faith. Your willingness to open up about your personal trials and tribulations gives us “all” a reason to take a moment and do a personal inventory.

    I have been going through a lot of wonderful changes in my life on every single level. The most important being an spiritual reawakening thanks to a very special person who has become my girlfriend. Your post reaffirms a lot of things that I hoped to be true about faith. We do not always get the answers we want, on our time line. But we always get answers, and if you hold true to your faith, he will always watch over you!

    God bless you and your family! You create art with your camera and you created poetry with these words of inspiration!

    BTW Kelly Clarkson is an awesome chick, when I brought her to town in March I was able to hang with her for 20-30 minutes. Very real and sweet!

  • Cassie CrowJune 5, 2012 - 12:05 pm

    Katie~Thank you for being brave enough to share all of this. You are truly an inspiring person to me. Love you always. La Guitarra.

  • brookeJune 5, 2012 - 8:16 pm

    katie, thank you for the gift of your story. thanks for being so real. i’ve suffered in this way, too, wanting do be The Best Miscarriage-Haver, but actually being pretty devestated and angry and jealous of others. i just appreciate you talking openly about this. we all need it.
    and CONGRATS on the one that now grows with in you. i’ll look forward to seeing his/her face on your blog in december.
    bless you!

  • ReneeJune 6, 2012 - 1:05 pm

    Katie, around the time of my wedding to my very own Jared must have been the time you started this, as Callie was born about 10 months after. Thank you for being there for our wedding in the midst of that. I appreciate your experience, and Jared and I are going through the same trial now. What you wrote helps me keep calm and trust God’s plan. Hopefully someday I can call you for a maternity shoot.

  • Kathy FenstermakerJune 6, 2012 - 1:47 pm


    As a mother, you know how much love you have for your child and how much it hurts you when your child is hurting. It is such a helpless feeling to not be able to take away your child’s pain whether they are a small child or an adult.

    I just want to say, once again, how proud I am to be your mother. I cannot begin to tell you how much I admire you for all you are and all you do. You are such a blessing and I thank God every day for you. I thank you for the choices you have made in your life and how easy you have made it to be your mother.


  • KatieSeptember 17, 2012 - 6:03 pm


    Thanks for sharing, this was so moving. I love your heart and your attitude. Even though it felt yucky going through that tough stuff, it’s amazing what a beautiful story you have and how God makes our lives a work of art through each disappointment and triumph.

    Your pain and feelings are valid no matter if someone else’s is worse…

    Very happy for your fourth pregnancy! May God bless you with a beautiful, healthy baby!

    -Katie (Schmidt) Kandagor

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