Katelyn James Photography

Promotional Film
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I’m so excited

I can barely STAND it!!!!!! This has been a goal of mine for two years….yes, TWO YEARS. I remember talking to Jasmine and JD during our engagement session and the topic came up about having a promotional video. I knew I needed one…. but when Jasmine Star told me I needed one I was like “Ok….note to self…this is IMPORTANT! GET PROMO VIDEO ASAP”.  However, it wasn’t as simple as writing it on my to-do list. It took planning and I was still waiting to find the perfect person to help me with this huge project…… and I’m happy to say that I found him!  Ladies and gentleman, let me introduce you to my extremely

talented friend and cinematographer, Josh Gooden!!! Jodi & Kurt shared his work with me and I was hooked. His work is amazing and his style is EXACTLY what I was looking for!!! My only regret is that I didn’t have him at 10.10.10!!!!! ugh. Where was my head?! To all of my brides out there… I will PAY you to hire him for your wedding…. that’s how awesome he is!!! ps. That was an exaggeration, I can’t really pay for all of my clients to have Josh Gooden capture their wedding day. However, I want all of my brides to know that I HIGHLY recommend him…. he will turn your wedding day into a movie and lets be real, what bride doesn’t want her love story made into a movie?!
Josh agreed to help me with this project a few months ago and I was so excited!!! But after several rainy days, the shoots had to be rescheduled and I was losing hope that this was supposed to happen. It’s a lot to organize but luckily I have the most incredible friends/clients that literally dropped everything and made this dream come to life. Buddy, Jill, Ali, Manny and Michael, I can’t thank you enough!! Josh, you’re the bomb.com and I’m so thrilled to share your awesome work!!!!!!
So without further ado ….. I present the first EVER Katelyn James Photography Promo Film!


Comments (84)


  1. Shelley Castle: ( )

    It’s perfect! You’ve always come across so real & natural but this just takes it to a whole new level. Love it!

  2. Lesley: ( )

    This is wonderful! Can I please just BE you? Your job seems like the MOST fun and you are ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS at it!!!

  3. Sydni Jackson: ( )

    AWESOME! you are so cute, the video is great, and i love the couples & locations!

  4. eryn: ( )

    eeek! I LOOOOOOOVE it!

  5. Kelsey: ( )

    YEAAAA!! You got it done!! So exciting! Love it and you look gorgeous girl!!And to all the future brides to be…It is awesome being photographed by a good friend. Feel so comfortable around Katelyn.

  6. elise: ( )

    very cool. i’m so proud of you for getting it done! and i love what you say on it :)

  7. Emily G.: ( )

    Awesome video!!

  8. Rima: ( )

    Awesome …really love it

  9. Alex: ( )

    WOW! I’ve watched several promo films and this is by FAR the best. Stand alone the film is very creative, my favorite part is when you’re taking pictures of Buddy and Jill and the camera zooms over to you just as a white car is driving in your direction! It just makes me smile, EVERYTHING about this film makes me smile. It is so awesome to see you interacting with your clients. Seriously…you are the triple threat. Btw, great music choice. I look forward to seeing how you will surprise us next!

  10. caroline: ( )

    eeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!! aaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!!!!! love love love love LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so proud of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (hence the excessive use of exclamation marks hehe) love you!!

  11. Meredith: ( )

    LOVE! LOVE ! LOVE! Every time I look at your blog I get more and more excited for April 14, 2011!!!!!

  12. Kristina N.: ( )

    It’s fantastic Katelyn! Congratulations because it’s amazing and you’re Fantastic!

  13. Jenna: ( )

    Love it!!

  14. Danesha Langley: ( )

    Incredible Katelyn!!!! I’m so excited for you!!!!

  15. Julianna: ( )

    YYYYYAAAAAAAYYYYYY KATELYN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You’re hot.

  16. Ashley: ( )

    EEEEHH I love this!!!! I can’t wait to hear back from you about our wedding :)

  17. Amy Clifton: ( )

    Yay!! Looks great!! Congrats–I know this is a labor of love to put together!

  18. JasmineStar: ( )

    DANG IT!!! KK…you done BROUGHT IT!!! I love it! Be proud…revel…dance a lil bit…and enjoy your amazingness. xoxo

  19. Laura Fiore: ( )

    BEAUTIFUL! No wonder you are so excited…LOVE how you shared your heart on this video!

  20. ashley barnett: ( )

    Congrats Katelyn! Josh did a great job and you look beautiful! :)

  21. I’m always a « Katelyn James Photography: ( )

    [...]  I discovered this area during Isaac and Kristin’s Wedding last April and after shooting my PROMO VIDEO in this area, I knew I HAD to use it for an engagement session! So we scheduled this shoot a few [...]

  22. Elizabeth: ( )

    ahhhhh!!!!!!! Katelyn, I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Allison: ( )

    KATELYN I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!!!!! You are so cute in the video and I’m so happy that you were finally able to obtain one of your goals!!!!!

  24. Brenda (Momma): ( )

    KK!!!!!!! I’ve watched the video over and over again. It is amazing how your business has grown so much and it’s fun to see you doing what you love.It is quite evident in the video! I thank God for opening doors for you and I know He is using you to touch the lives of many people. I could go on and on (you know I could), but I’ll just end with . . . great job and I’m proud of you! Luv you bunches!

  25. Katie Schoepflin: ( )

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! Not sure why I’m just now seeing this, but it is soooo amazing! I love your personality, style & joy and how that emanates from every photo. Such a huge accomplishment! YAY!

  26. It’s May 16th « Katelyn James Photography: ( )

    [...] Update the Engagement gallery on my website (welp, I attempted this….) Re-order Thank you cards with corrected color! Design and order a 9×11 sample album (started it!) Design and order an new engagement guestbook sample album Design and order another 10×10 sample album (sample albums are FUN!) Shoot my 3 April weddings and do it WELL! Enter expenses and mileage from JAN – MAR Order albums that have been proofed Finish my “PROJECT”:):) The Video is DONE!!! Woohoo!!!! View it HERE! [...]

  27. Melissa: ( )

    Wow, I just stumbled across your blog. Beautiful photography! What lenses do you use for shooting weddings?

  28. chrissy: ( )

    Wow!!!! I just LOVE this! Katelyn, it is so perfect, seriously! So inspiring, and over-all just incredibly well done video. Love it, and love you!

  29. As most of you « Katelyn James Photography: ( )

    [...] Josh Gooden and I have been working on a project since early spring and I just announced that my PROMO VIDEO was done! Yessss!! (You can view it here too!)I still get so excited when I think about how LONG I [...]

  30. Beth: ( )

    I am nowhere near getting engaged, or actually planning my wedding, but I cannot WAIT to have you as my wedding photographer. I love following your blog, and seeing all your amazing work!! You really seem to add a personal touch to your client’s special day!

  31. Lydia: ( )

    Congratulations Katelyn!! I’ve been wanting to do this for years as well. Awesome job!

  32. In case you « Katelyn James Photography: ( )

    [...] this post a few months back… here is a link to my new PROMO FILM done by the amazing Josh Gooden!!! We met in downtown Richmond with Ali and Manny and Buddy and Jill [...]

  33. Lee Thomas: ( )

    I saw some of the work you did for Alison and Manny’s wedding and was blown away by the photos. All of your work is amazing and that promo video was excellent! I just hope I can afford you whenever the time comes for me to get married!!

  34. Stephanie: ( )

    I came across your site as I was searching for inspiration for my own promo video. This video is absolutley beautiful. It shows your passion and is so real. Thank you for sharing this and inspiring me while I write my own video. All the best with your business!
    xo SHE

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