Saturday, June 27, 2009

Happy Weekend!!

Happy Weekend! May your wedding adventures and plans be full of inspiration and beauty---

I am absolutely loving reading your wonderful stories and get so excited everytime I see them in my inbox!

Much Love + Inspiration to you this Wonderfully Beautiful weekend!
-katee grace

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Wedding Giveaway!

Dear Bride to be....

All couples have unique, beatiful,and special love stories, yours included.

So with that said, I would love to hear yours! How did the two of you meet? What makes your heart race about your soul mate? What are you most looking forward to about marrying the love of your life and living your happily ever after?

I would also love to hear how you will translate your personal flavor into the details of your special day. Are you keeping it small and intimate using Grandmas fine china and heirloom linen in the family backyard? Or are you declaring your love in a poppy filled field with tall grass at sunset. Whether formal, hippie-chic, DIY or sky's the limit wedding plans.
your story + my camera = a day filled with special memories to last a lifetime.

Katee Grace is giving away one free wedding photography package to the winner!!

Congratulations and Good Luck, Can't wait to read your Love Story!

love katee grace

little details...
With your story include your wedding date as well as a digital photograph of you and your love.
Engagement Session (Date Night) with Katee Grace.
7-8 hours Wedding Day Coverage with Katee Grace.
Online Proofing of your photographs for your family and friends.
Online personalized website with your slideshows and story.
Add-On options of albums or profession prints or canvas' optional.
Deadline for me to receive your story: July 25th, 2009.
Announcement of the winner: August 5th, 2009
Travel expenses apply for travel outside of the Santa Barbara Area.

Email your stories to:

Monday, June 22, 2009

Summertime Charm | Trevor + Bethany's Rehearsal Dinner

Summertime Charm with these lovely red and white checkered table clothes was a wonderful spark to Trevor + Bethany's Rehearsal Dinner. This wonderful theme brought in the potted plants, which were a wonderful gift to the families to continue enjoying! I love cozy themes, and this one was simple yet so beautiful and cozy!!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Child Hope

Yesterday I had the incredible honor to meet a gathering of people who love the people of Haiti. Child Hope is an organization that rescues children from the ravines and slums of Haiti where they've lived a life of begging and slavery. Driving down to Manhattan Beach with a photo album capturing the images of laughter and peace that these precious kids have experienced since calling Maison de Lumiere home are such a testimony to the impact of love and attention of the staff, as well as the love of God.
We ate traditional Haitian food consisting of beans and rice and a chicken stew and listened as Bill and Suzette, family running and living Maison de Lumiere, shared stories of triumphs and miracles. Meeting the numerous people who love Haiti and love God was such a wonderful experience, for which I am so grateful...

This is an amazing organization that is doing wonderful things for the families of Haiti.. Educating, feeding, housing, loving, comforting, rehabilitating, etc... This is a wonderful wonderful wonderful organization to be involved with!!! :)
Go check out their website and see where your heart moves you.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Summer Lovin' Inspiration!

Going with the beachy Californian themed dinners coupled with the elegant and relaxed style that our beautiful bride Bethany brings I present you with some summer lovin' inspiration!

Planning the details of your wedding rehearsal or wedding day dinners should be uniquely you, reflecting you and your love and the love and beauty that you share and appreciate....

Have a wonderful weekend of simple and elegant inspired planning and celebrating!!

Love is to the heart what the summer is to the farmer's year -- it brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul.

peace and love to your weekend

-Katee Grace

Friday, June 5, 2009

Mercury Votives & Sepia Brides---

Ladies here's some inspiration fun for you!!! I just love this Mediterranean theme with a bit of elegance with these stunning plates and tongs bringing the natural beauty of the beach to the table.

Take me away from here
Take me somewhere, where love is like breathing
I don't care where we go as long as I'm there with you, baby
Long as I'm there with you
-John Legend-

As you see more of what you can do I hope your vision becomes more complete as you plan your day, bringing together the elements that knit those you love together as your wedding day is uniquely you + your love.
May your planning this celebration be even more inspired.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Grey Likes Weddings

Meet my new friend Summer. She has a wonderful eye and vision for weddings and beautiful things. She has featured Katee Grace's Tea Time Bridal Shower Inspiration and I'm so excited about her post!!!!
Go check it out and show your love, and enjoy the many other inspirational items she features throughout her blog.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Showers as Tea Parties?

Okay Ladies!!! I worked with my sweet friend Jewls to create some ideas for inspiration ideas for you.
Whether it's your best friend's shower or your daughter's shower or a special dinner for your bridal party or if it's you're summertime, beautifully elegant wedding, here's some inspiration for you!
Making every detail beautiful---

Monday, June 1, 2009

GirlsInc. and Mentor Program

Last week I had the wonderful privilege to work with Girls Inc. on their altruistic and passionate endeavors to strengthen and encourage girls to be the women they were created to be through their program "Take Our Daughters To Work." It was really incredible! I was paired up with two really sweet and talented girls whose view of the business of photography had been much like mine at their age so it was really neat to just give them guidance and encouragement to do what they are passionate about as well as ardently pursuing how to bless people through their passion.

After I had lunch with Stephanie and Jocey we headed out to meet our fun-lovin' and super cute couple Evan + Laura. I set up a mock engagement session with this couple who though they are not engaged are very sweet and super fun and knew they would be the perfect couple for this endeavor.

Encouraging these two sweet girls to just pursue those things that they were created for and that they were created for something as well as sharing my own experience and love for photography was truly an honor and something that I'll always cherish and pray that they will live the lives they were meant to live, in freedom and passionately. Being able to share with these girls just the love I've found through serving people in photography needs and the greater love I gain for each couple as I meet with them and talk with them and photograph their moments, really inspiring to me just to share the joy and love I experience in my work.

Here's Stephanie & Joceyln's beautiful work with Laura & Evan, so cool that they were up for just about anything, including pretending to be part of the Swiss Family Robinson's climbinb in trees! I love that they honestly do goof around and climb trees even before "J" suggested they take a climb! (Me and the girls talked about trying to bring the people's personalities out in the photographs we take of them... so cool to see their imagination and creativity!!)

I am so impressed and thankful for this program and look forward to working with their mentor program in the future and encourage you as well to share and connect with Girls Inc or another local mentor program that's reaching out to the kids of our communities so they can feel loved and valued and encouraged in their dreams... Encouraging one another in our dreams and those things we were created to do is so so necessary!!! Encouraging our friends and others in our communities makes a vital difference.