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Hello and welcome to The Blog! I’m Katelyn James and I’m a Virginia + Destination Wedding Photographer based in Richmond, VA. Sit back, grab some coffee ( or my personal favorite, Diet Mountain Dew!) and enjoy viewing my latest work, meeting my fabulous clients and getting a little peek into my own life! I’m so excited that you stopped by! You can also view recent features right here! >>

For the First Time Ever...

We're taking a Break
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This is

harder to write than I thought! It’s weird… but also so freeing at the same time. This is our off season… the one time of the year when things are going 100MPH. Michael and I love listening to Michael Hyatt’s podcasts about building platforms and the number one thing he mentions is that CONTENT matters. What you post matters. It needs to be life-enhancing for your audience and it needs to be substantial. I have been blogging for 6 YEARS. Yes…. SIX! And for almost half of that time, I have been blogging EVERY weekday. It’s a part of my life… a part of my schedule. I have been so loyal to this part of my business and you know what?

Friends, Filming & Puppies

Off Season Shenanigans
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Not

only are we rebranding during this off-season, we’re also helping some friend’s with a fun secret project that hasn’t been released yet! We filmed for two days straight in our living room with a live little audience and it was so much fun! …. A lot of hard work, but fun!! :) Anything awesome takes hard work and so I know that A LOT of photographers are going to be thrilled when they find out what we’re up to! :) After our two days of filming we celebrated with a group of friends in downtown Richmond and then headed back to our house for hot chocolate and some break and bake cookies… my specialty. :)

Jazz Nativity 2014

A Recap in Pictures!
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Last weekend

was a big weekend for us and our church family. Every year we have our annual Jazz Nativity and it’s honestly the highlight of our Christmas season! Our families get together, our friends come in for the show and it feels like the Christmas season has officially begun! This year was probably my favorite. This was my 3rd year performing and I had a blast. Right before I go on stage I always get nervous and think to myself “Why do I do this to myself?!! Why?!!” I do the same thing before I speak at conferences too! Right before I do something stressful that involves a “performance” of any kind, I wonder why I put myself in these situations.

A Tonic + KJ Giveaway

Win the site of your dreams!
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So the

cat is out of the bag! By now, most of you have heard that I’m rebranding. And after reading this post, seeing some instagrams and connecting the dots, you may have figured out that I’m working with the insanely talented Jen Olmstead. I have literally been admiring her work for YEARS and there isn’t one site or one brand that I didn’t absolutely fall in love with. I even love the styles that are NOTHING like my style and that says something! Not only have a fallen in love with Jen’s style over the years, I have also come to love HER!

Faith Retreat Live Stream Event

Join us! Monday December 15th
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It’s

December and while this is technically the down season, this has been one busy week. Michael and I thrive when we’re with people and working on projects and so even though we’re tired, we thoroughly enjoyed this week with friends!! Next week is when I really get to relax! I am so excited (and so honored) to spend a few days with some of the most amazing women on the planet. I’m heading down to Raleigh to relax, refresh, be encouraged, give encouragement and be inspired. I think God does His best work when we decide