A big announcement!

Business, Photography

July 17, 2013

First of all, I sincerely apologize if you clicked this link hoping that my big announcement would be a pregnancy. Sadly, that is not the case…and most likely won’t be for at least a little while longer (sorry, Mom!). Second, I can’t believe this day is finally here! Today my new business partner Amanda and I are “soft launching” our new wedding inspiration blog…Marry & Bright!

(For those of you who didn’t already know…Amanda and I met last year when I photographed her WEDDING! Since then she has become an event stylist and one of my favorite people as well! I consider myself so lucky to have her in my life and as my business partner, no less! )


(Thank you Jen, for this picture!)

A year or so ago I had started submitting a lot of my work to wedding blogs for possible features. If you’ve never submitted to a wedding blog before, you might not know this, but wedding blogs mostly cater to very specific niches. There are TONS of great local and semi local wedding blogs (my favorites are Bayside Bride, Charm City Wed, United With Love, and Capitol Romance), but there aren’t really any that serve Virginia as a whole. I grew up in Virginia, got married in Virginia, and photograph weddings in Virginia and I can attest to the fact that it’s not only an incredibly beautiful state, but also an amazing destination for weddings! So many couples get married in this great state…there’s a NEED for a wedding blog specifically for Virginian couples!


This project has been in the works for a little while, but it’s been something I’ve been daydreaming about and thinking to myself “what if??” about for a really long time! Did you ever have an idea that you thought would be the PERFECT solution to something or other but life just kept getting in your way, or it seemed too hard, or like it would take too much time (or any other of the million excuses we give ourselves)? That’s what this project was to me for a really long time. I was so excited about the idea, but not yet ready or willing to take the risk and put in the work to make it happen.


One thing I’ve learned from starting my own business is that there really is no time like the present. If you wait forever until it’s “the right time” for something, you might never get it. You can’t worry and let the what ifs hold you back. You have to just go for it!

Please head on over and check out Marry & Bright today! Today is our soft launch, meaning we are opening up for submissions and advertisers! Our official launch will be late August, so make sure you bookmark it and check back 🙂


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  1. Justin

    July 17th, 2013 at 9:08 am

    That’s awesome ladies! Excited to see where it goes!

  2. Brea

    July 17th, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Katie this is so amazing!!! I can’t wait to subscribe and see how it grows!

  3. Karen

    July 17th, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Ah!! Congrats girl!! Can’t wait to watch this grow!

  4. ashley barnett

    July 17th, 2013 at 9:47 am

    WOOHOO! Congrats congrats!!! I’m SO excited for you guys!!! 🙂

  5. Tina Tabibi

    July 17th, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Congrats ladies! I’m so excited for you. I know you will rock it out! Much success. xoxo

  6. Annamarie

    July 17th, 2013 at 10:54 am

    I’m SO excited that it’s finally launch day!!! I know you guys are going to do a great job with this!! 🙂

  7. Serena Severtson

    July 17th, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Eeeeee, I’m so excited this is finally happening!!! <3 (And thanks for the CCW shoutout!)

  8. molly @ still being molly

    July 17th, 2013 at 11:22 am

    AHHH YAY!!! this is so exciting! congratulations!

  9. Christy Tyler

    July 17th, 2013 at 11:33 am

    OHMYGOSH!!! This is amazing Katie!!! Wow! So awesome! I’m heading over to check it out now!! 🙂

  10. katie

    July 17th, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Hurray Katie! This is awesome!!! I can’t wait to see what Marry & Bright does!

  11. Nikki Santerre

    July 17th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    YAY! So excited for you both!

  12. Jen Jar

    July 17th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    hollaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! doing big things! congrats to you and amanda <3

  13. Natalie

    July 17th, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I’m so freaking proud of you… Chasing down something you have wanted to do! 🙂 Making things happen!!

  14. Janelle C

    July 17th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Congrats Katie!!! So exciting!!!!

  15. ashley link

    July 17th, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    yay yay yay!!! this is gonna be awesome!!! so happy for you ladies! 🙂

  16. Janice

    July 18th, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Congrats!!! So exciting and awesome!!

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