Real Couples // A Small, Intimate Wedding: Katrina + Stephen

My husband has been friends with the groom's family for well over 30 years, so I was honored when the bride came to me and asked to photograph their surprise wedding. It was very small and intimate, at a gorgeous inn. The groom knew that there was to be a wedding, but he had no idea that the bride was going to walk down the aisle in such a beautiful wedding gown; she told him she was going to wear a sundress!

This couple is so genuine, and their family just makes you want to be a part of it. Through a lot of trials and tribulations, their love has overcome it all, and they still pulled off a beautiful wedding. The wedding itself was planned in a matter of two weeks! It goes to show you that small, intimate weddings with less than 20 people are just as beautiful and worthy as larger weddings.

Words and Photography by Marisa Taylor

Marisa Taylor


Marisa Taylor describes herself as a geeky, pierced and tattooed photographer and creative.  She lives in Delaware with her husband and two children and considers herself a fighter for equality and love.