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! >>
know those families that are just jam packed with talent? Well, the Prasad family is one of those families. I remember when we first started coming to Gayton (Our church) and I couldn’t believe how much Kristin (Alia’s mom) was in charge of! Kristin is on full time staff at GBC and she keeps that place rolling! Not only was I impressed with Kristin, her children are quite impressive as well. Alia is incredible on the violin!! Despite her busy school schedule and soccer schedule, she makes time to play at church constantly! And not only is she musically talented, she’s brilliant!! Alia has a scholarship to Vanderbilt
a saying that Michael and I learned back in leadership training in high school that states that the only things that will set us apart from other people as the years go on are 1. The places you go 2. The people you meet and 2. The books you’ve read. As at 15 year old, this didn’t make much sense but as I have grown up, it is beginning to make more sense. Not only does my business take me different places, it’s allowing AMAZING people to come into my life. My clients, my coaching gals, my mentors in the industry… the list goes on and on…. and I’m grateful. I’m so thankful for these people who believe in not only MY business but who believe in their businesses as well.
photographer has a location or two that they are asked to shoot at over and over again. After a while, there is resentment built up towards that location because they feel burnt out every time they have a session there. I totally understand this feeling. There are some locations in Richmond that I would be happy if I never shot there again. As a creative person, I need NEW places to keep things exciting… or so I thought. Jared and Courtney asked me to meet them in Williamsburg last Friday for their engagement session. Last year, Williamsburg was one of those locations for me that I had shot in numerous times in one season but I wanted to do
went through these images and was thinking about what I wanted to write about Julia, a ton of memories came back to be from the past two and half years! Julia has always been the sweet, soft spoken one of out of her group of friends at church. The last several years I’ve had the chance to get to know her and I have to say that I have honestly NEVER seen a negative side of Julia. I’m serious!! Even on mission trips and retreats when everyone is lacking in sleep and energy… I’ve ever experienced a “cranky” Julia. Julia has such a peaceful, loving personality
I get a little bit bummed that I have to miss all of the “Prom” stuff with our high school kids from youth group. It would be so much fun to be able to take their pictures and see everyone all dressed up but guess when Proms take place…. on Saturdays. And when do I do most of my work? On Saturdays. I’m just never around! We’re always shooting weddings! However, because we’re shooting a ton of double headers this month, we actually had this past Saturday off and guess who was going to prom this past Saturday?! My brother and his girlfriend!! PERFECT TIMING!!