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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! >>

Thanksgiving 2014

Thankful for Our Puppy Sitters
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I always

judge how quickly a year goes by by how quickly Thanksgiving and Christmas come back around. I literally feel like we were JUST at home eating turkey in 2013!! 2014 FLEW by and I’m not sure how I feel about it. This was a crazy and exciting year for Michael and I. We’ve traveled at TON, we photographed almost 3 dozen weddings and a pile of engagement sessions. We took some pretty exciting vacations and we marked so many adventures off of our bucket list. The thing is, every time we leave, that means we’re leaving the Bokeh Boy….. and we can’t leave him by himself.

Eric + Kayla | Engaged

A Sarasota, Florida Engagement Shoot
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Michael

and I have known each other our whole lives! So that means that even before we dated in high school, our families knew each other. I remember seeing his cousins, grandparents, aunt and uncles around during the holidays LONG before we were a couple. After we started dating, I started going to Thanksgivings and family trips to Charleston, WV. I feel like I’ve known his cousins my whole life!! So when Eric brought Kayla to Thanksgiving one year, we were all really excited to meet her. Not only is she gorgeous, but she has a heart of gold!!

Party Barge Portraits

Grand Cayman Portraits | Seven Mile Beach
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We are

finally heading home! YAY!!! After two weeks of traveling, we’re excited to head back to our bed, see family and do laundry! Whew! Normally I overpack… but this trip is proof that sometimes all of my outfits are completely necessary! I think Michael is re-wearing clothes for the third time today! Yikes! We’ve been gone for a while and we have had such a great break from the day-to-day grind of emails, blogging, editing and more editing! In my opinion, a GREAT vacation results in a renewed energy to work again! I’m definitely feeling that… but I’m also excited for Thanksgiving break! :)

Palmetto Bluff

A Mini Pitstop in Paradise
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You may

have noticed that my blog posts last week were a bit on the simple side. That’s beside I was on VACATION!!! And it was glorious! When you go on a cruise, you can’t have contact with the internet world and I think that’s probably one reason why we love them so much! We started our drive down to Miami last Thursday with our friends Buddy and Jill. We stopped at the SW Launch party and then headed down to South Carolina to spend the night with Bud’s sweet grandma in Hilton Head. However, before we arrived to grandma’s house… we made a little pit stop.

Exploring PASS

And the new updates!
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Happy

FRIDAY everyone! We are still on our vacation but it’s about to come to an end. I’m sure I’m probably slightly burned at this point. That’s just happens to us redheads every now and then. :) I’m sure we’re having a blast and I’ll definitely share a trip recap post once we return home! Today I just want to make all of our brides aware of the newest features that PASS has released recently! These changes were definitely welcomed with open arms!