Monthly Archives: July 2010


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July is flying by!…

… and there is SO MUCH going on this month! Whew! Michael is gone on mission trips, there are 5 weddings this month and 3 will be out of state! Very busy. I’m still learning to be still and relax. It’s hard to do when you have a job and a wedding to plan! … But I’m improving. I’m reminded to take a step back and just be calm and stress free when I see these Jamaican Beach shots! While going through the images from last weekend’s destination wedding, I saw this shot and I just HAD to show you so that you can get excited about Jennifer and Jason’s wedding! Coming soon! Now I’m off to OBX for Michael and Amanda’s big day!

Nathan + Andie | Part II

Richmond Wedding Photographer
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Love the shoes!…

As soon as Andie pulled these shoes out of the car, I was sold. I’m really not a “shoe” kind of girl.  It takes a lot for me to invest in a wild pair of heels but I LOVE these!  It’s amazing to me what this girl can find on! Her hairpieces and jewelry matched perfectly.  Accessories are awesome!! and did I mention they had HUGE orange balloons too?! I loved every minute of this session! Photographing couples that are already married is really special for me. I don’t get to do it very often but when I do, I love it! These two have been married for 3 years and have a beautiful little girl! Enjoy Nathan and Andie’s BRIGHT and FUN session that I shot in Downtown Richmond a few weeks ago! If you missed Part I, Click Here!

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TJ + Steph

Historic Kinloch, VA Wedding Photographer

and she wanted nothing to do with him.  She wasn’t interested. But TJ pursued her for months until she gave finally gave him a chance and look where they are now! I love Steph and TJ’s story.  They dated all throughout college and became best friends. He proposed, she said yes and now they are husband and wife and so happy! Their day was spent with family and friends who just adored them.  I mean, how can you not love these two?  Have you seen them?! Between TJ’s sense of humor and Steph’s laugh, there is no chance you won’t fall in love with this couple. Everyone at their wedding was ready to celebrate along side of them! Ever since meeting them at their engagement session, I have…

Introducing the DesignBook!

Welcome to the new blog!

The DesignBook

First of all, WELCOME to the new blog! I am so incredibly excited about this I can hardly stand it! The project has been in the works for a VERY long time! I wanted a new blog, something fresh, classy, and totally my style. I wanted this to incorporate my love for design and and I also wanted it to be 100% UNIQUE! So here is the story of the new DesignBook feature….. It all began on this scrap of paper.  It was 3am.  As usual, I was sitting on my bed with my roommate Britney and we were discussing blogs and social media (such nerds).  We started brainstorming about a new blog and creating something TOTALLY different!…(Click View Full Post!)

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Wedding Channel Bridal Blog Awards!

Soooo… somewhere out there, there is one of you fabulous blog readers that nominated me for the Wedding Channel Bridal Blog awards! I was so shocked, honored and excited when I received the email that I was a finalist! Woohoo!!! So for whoever nominated me, THANK YOU! Wow!!!!

Now I need some help! In order to win overall, I need some votes! So if you enjoy reading the blog, click over to THE WEDDING CHANNEL and add your vote!! Just click “Katelyn James Photography”!! Thanks a million!!!


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