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! >>
emailed me hoping that by chance we would be available one of the several evenings that they would be vacationing on Assateague Island. Our summer is just crazy this year and so I winced when I saw that it was in July. I knew that our July was a little insane with our trip to Australia and several double headers. However, after looking at the calendar, we realized this just may be possible! We were heading up north on Friday to a wedding in New Jersey and so we decided to leave one day earlier and “swing” by the eastern shore! It was perfect timing!! Now if you’re familiar with the layout of Virginia and Maryland,
feel like I have known these two for YEARS. Why? Because this journey started long before their wedding day! It begin when Kevin sent me a very well articulated email about how he was planning to propose to his girlfriend Erika but he needed my help! Yikes!! These types of things make me so excited and SO nervous! Kevin surprised Erika with a coaching session in April of last year. He drove her down and during her headshots, he proposed!! So this wedding was really special for us because we have literally been there for EVERY part of the process!! From the proposal during the coaching session to their early morning engagement session in State College, PA, we’ve shot it all! We even got to meet their little fur baby, Lilee! Saturday we had the honor of meeting the rest of their family, friends and everyone who loves them the most!
6 YEARS of shooting, I’ve ordered quite a few albums. I’ve been to a few tradeshows and I’ve seen a lot of different album companies. Now I’m not blogging and saying that any company is worse than the other because honestly, I’ve only ever ordered ONE other sample album from one other company besides Leather Craftsmen. I’ll be the first to admit that there are some VERY desirable aspects to other album companies…. streamlined ordering systems, crazy fast turn around times, community within their users, etc.
you think you’ve seen the last of my sister’s wedding posts…. I surprise you with one more!!! :) Seriously, I should pay my sister and new brother in law for giving me so much fun blog content this wedding season! It has been so much fun being a part of this exciting season of their life! Now if I had to list ONE thing from my own wedding day that I wish I had done differently, it would have been to hire a videographer. I should have invested in that… what was I thinking?! Thankfully a sweet friend of ours took clips on my old Mark II and we do have a handmade film that means the world to me!!!!
been blown away with all of the support and response to The Collection that was launched a few weeks ago! I still can’t believe it’s LIVE! It’s definitely a learning experience for us! We’re so excited to fill this online shop with a ton of resources for photographers and small business owners! The most surprising aspect of the launch was seeing the explosion of mini-guides!! These are 5 page PDF’s full of educational content on one “mini” subject! I LOVED the idea of these mini-guides and I was hoping that others would love it too! I was right!!