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! >>
came into our lives back in mid January and Bokeh boy didn’t know what to do. For two years, he had been the star of the show… the one and only bichpoo in the family. Now there were two and he wasn’t the only puppy that his grandparents loved. I have never seen a dog act more like a human than when Bokeh showed his jealously of Molly! It was so obvious that he wasn’t loving this new life change one bit!! They are technically brother and sister and so it makes sense that they wouldn’t get along immediately.
never been one to really LOVE the idea of an email newsletter for our business. However, after chatting with some industry friends and seeing the change in Facebook recently, I’ve become more and more aware that email is one of the most consistent ways to get the word out!! Think about it, email isn’t going anywhere!! The purpose of our newsletter is to educate our audience about upcoming workshops, bridal events, coaching sessions, news in our business, album sales, and to share free education!! That’s right! I think that if someone is brave enough to hand over their
hardest part about the styled shoots at our workshops is that I can’t show the images immediately!! I loved absolutely everything about this shoot from our November workshop and I have been waiting to show it off for months now! Amanda from Anthomanic did it again! Her styling talent is just insane and I was blown away with this shoot! The colors, the theme, the models, the details… it was amazing from start to finish! Amanda has styled so many gorgeous shoots but this is by far one of my favorites and I’m so excited to share!!!
parts of our 15 day adventure to the west coast that just seemed surreal…. like the moment I saw my images displayed life-size at the PASS booth on the WPPI Tradeshow floor! Or the time I saw my name on the WPPI speaker list for the first time! And the moment Buddy and Jill walked into our hotel room after we spent a full day thinking that their flight was going to be cancelled!! So many amazing moments with amazing people. Michael and I have told so many people who have asked about our trip that it was exhausting but so exciting at the same time. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
you guys were right. I spent a lot of time freaking out about not having anyone show up to my talk and we had an amazing turnout this past Tuesday night! I still can’t believe it’s over and I can officially say that I spoke at one of the largest photography conferences in the world. That’s pretty exciting and I’m honored that I had this incredible opportunity!!! Now before I share some fun highlights of this experience, you have to hear this story. So, at WPPI, you can do something called “Pre-boarding”. This is when you signup to attend a class before the conference begins to claim a seat!