Tuesday, July 12, 2011

North Central Nebraska Couples Photographer: {Jon + Cary} A L.O.V.E Shoot

I've been totally excited about this shoot since Jon first called me several weeks ago (points for him for making the call too!).  These two are an adorable couple, and the fact that Jon is family, well, it just makes it that much more of a privilege for me to be asked to shoot their engagement session. I can tell that these two laugh a lot in their relationship, and we had a great time.  Plus, have you ever seen such GORGEOUS blue eyes? 

I also wanted to do this session for them as a way to give back.

So, you might ask, how is shooting an engagement session giving back?

Well, as a member of the OpLove community, I offer my photographic services to military families. Jon and Cary are one of those special families.  As a United States Army National Guard soldier, who spent time deployed to Iraq, and who, while home spends time going on E.M.T runs, Jon is an illustration of service to others.  His entire family is an illustration of service to others, volunteering in church, as volunteer fire-fighters, and EMTs.  Cary is working toward her nursing degree, preparing for a career of healthcare services to others. Traditionally, OpLove sessions revolve around deployment and return from deployment events, but these sessions don't only have to revolve around these events, and since the service wasn't available upon his return from his tour in Iraq, there was no time like the present to celebrate!

Why OpLove?

Well, some of you may know that in December, 2007 I lost a very dear friend in Iraq.  I knew that I wanted to do something to honor Mike, and because I hold the highest regard for our military community, becoming an OpLove photographer was a natural step for me.  It is truly my honor to be able to offer my services to those who risk their lives to protect this country.  

Jon and Cary, you are so fun, and I wish you all the best in planning for you big day!  Thanks for including me! 


  1. Katrina -- beautiful photos!!! You did such an amazing job.

  2. Love these!!! I really love the processing and that chair!

  3. Gorgeous, love the tones. I love the shot with the chair. Awesome pics:)

  4. Great images! They look so in love and I know they will love and cherish these photos for a long time.

  5. Beautiful engagement portraits, I love how you captured their emotions and the location is perfect!


Katrina Lee Photography is a professional custom photography business specializing in natural light and location portraiture as well as fine art portraiture.