Tibbetts Creek Wedding: Katie + Bobby

Aug 8, 2009 | Weddings

Thursday was such a special day for me.  After photographing Katie’s graduation photos, her family photos and her engagement session with Bobby, not only was I photographing clients, but also good friends.  Heck, they feel like family at this point!

The original plan was a large wedding one Saturday in July … but it just didn’t feel quite right.  The date and venue were changed, and a Thursday in August became the perfect day for a beautiful, small, intimate wedding at Tibbetts Creek with just their closest friends and family.  I loved that they kept the things that were important to them – an incredibly emotional (and at times hilarious) ceremony, with their good family friends officiating and reading; amazing music from cello maestro Shaun Paul; fabulous cake by Kingsley’s Dimensional Desserts; and a very short and sweet reception with just a handful of toasts and lots of good punch and coffee.  No bouquet toss, no first dance …  although I did encourage them to do a little dance later on when we were alone for photos.  🙂

There were so many things to love about this sweet wedding, but the highlights for me were Katie’s dad’s speech – complete with Korean communication ducks … Katie’s amazing dress … Katie’s sisters’ adorable kids … the sunshine at the end of the day … and the amazing way that Bobby and Katie look at each other.  Thank you all for making it so special.  I hope you enjoy the teasers below!

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© 2009 Kate McElwee Photography


  1. wow wow wow wow wow (ok.. I would put more, but I think you get the gist of what I’m trying to say) You are without a doubt Kate an extremely talented person. You capture so much with such a great eye. Thank you so much!

  2. These are gorgeous! I love the colors and the music in the slide show! It looks like this was just a beautiful, intimate wedding.

  3. Kate…amazing! You absolutely captured the moments…and your write up is pretty much how I felt about the day…very special. I was thrilled to be a part of it…and even more thrilled to see the great moments you were able to capture. Awesome lady! Just awesome!

  4. We can’t even explain to you how much these photos mean to us. You are amazing, Kate. I don’t even know where to start. From the engagement to the wedding, you have been there to capture such monumental moments in our lives and have become a friend along the way. Thank you so much for all you’ve done for us. WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!

  5. Really good job, Kate. These were beautiful.

  6. These are such beautiful photos! Kate, as usual did an amazing job!! It looks like the perfect intimate wedding…just gorgeous.

  7. Kate, these are amazing! You are so talented, doesn’t hurt that Katie is just a GORGEOUS bride.

  8. Wow! Beautiful photography! And the slide show gave me chills. Congratulations Katie and Bobby!


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