• James + Aimee

Two months ago I met with Aimee and her mom in Starbucks. It was a casual meeting and we chatted about the big day. It was coming SOON!! VERY soon! I’ve had a few winter weddings that booked a little later than usual this year and to be honest, it was a lovely surprise. In the midst of my “downtime”, I had the chance to shoot again! We haven’t shot a wedding since January and so we were really excited about James and Aimee’s Masquerade themed wedding! I mean, how can you not be excited about a theme like that!? Her dress, her hair, her makeup… she was just stunning!! James and Aimee dated for 12 years prior to their wedding… yes, 12. I love this about them because I can relate. Michael and I dated for 8 years before we were married and I’ll never forget going out to brunch the day after our wedding and thinking “Wow, I get to call him my HUSBAND!”…. Finally!!!

 I can only imagine how exciting this time must be for them! After 12 years, they are officially husband and wife and they had the most amazing celebration. James and Aimee were married at the Renaissance in downtown Richmond. I wouldn’t say it was the ideal day for portraits (since it was freezing!!) but they made it work! I’ve never shot portraits so fast in my LIFE! We had no other option, we couldn’t feel our fingers!! :) After their portraits and the ceremony, they celebrated with friends and family from all over the world! It was just beautiful!! I hope you enjoy these images and love them as much as I do! Aimee and James it was SUCH a pleasure working with you two!! We absolutely LOVED being a part of your big day!!! Enjoy!!

Love these next two that Michael took! 



Yea… I’m a lucky photographer:)

First look!


Ohh yea… did I mention it was a freezing 39 degrees?!!!

Aimee you’re so beautiful!!


Guys I told you this would look good!!


Surprise bag piper!! 

Yay for old brick walls! They’ll never go out of style!

Favorite!! From the whole day…. I don’t know why, I just love it!

I was a creeper and snuck a few shots in while they took their turn in the photo booth:)

Love this shot of James with his parents!

Congratulations you two!!

Venue | The Renaissance

Dress |  Allure Couture
Florals | Vogue Flowers
Hair and Makeup | Joy Pfister – Faces by Joy
DJ | Larry Bernstein – Disc Jockey Services
Cake | Kara Buntin – A Cake To Remember
Groomsmen | BLACK by Vera Wang
xoxo, Katelyn
117 Comments Weddings
  1. Rebecca Witt reply

    absolutely stunning!

  2. Abby reply

    I LOVE those shots in the photobooth- they’re so sweet!

  3. Rebekah Hoyt reply

    Gorgeous!! I LOVE her dress and all the feathery details. What a fun theme done in a really classy way. Love this!

  4. molly stillman reply

    AHHHHH! the ones in the photobooth are gorgeous. seriously!!! so pretty!!

  5. Gina reply

    Awesome wedding! The photos are gorgeous!!

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  7. Jennifer Krieg reply

    Stunning! You would never know it was 39 outside by the look of these! Love the feather bouquets!!! So Gorgeous…..every detail of this wedding!

  8. Mallory reply

    So many favorites from this wedding!!! But the ones you took of them through the photobooth curtain really stand out to me! Love them!! :)

  9. caroline reply

    gorgeous dress and i loved the flowers! way to incorporate the tree to make the first look location shots look different. Great job KK!

  10. Kari reply

    This is sooo pretty!! I love the her beautiful dress & the theme!

  11. Leigh Ann Fauerbach reply

    Gorgeous pictures! Such a beautiful and fun wedding!:)

  12. Ashley Gregoire reply

    What a beautiful wedding! You can’t even tell how cold we all were! I have never worked with a photographer who was so on point all day as Katelyn was! The most epic wedding for a most epic couple!

  13. Ashlyn reply

    oh my! katelyn!!! the black and white photo overlooking the city was gorgeous. yikes, you’re SO good!!1 Her dress is so prettiful. But I have to say that my favorites are the ones in the photo booth. perfection! so real.

  14. Charlotte reply

    this wedding was visual eye candy and you can tell by looking through your photo’s. still having the Richmond touch, your work truly reveals the life in this couple and wedding.

  15. Aimee Fauerbach reply

    I am the luckiest girl in the world! Seriously. I not only married the most amazing man but I also have the most amazing family & friends, as well as a crew wonderful people that worked with me to make this a dream wedding. Thank you for capturing these beautiful pictures of a day I will never forget!!!!!

  16. Nicole T. reply

    GAH! Her DRESS! I LOVE IT! I want it! lol. I also love the flowers that were used in this wedding! I am planning to be a florist and I need to know who heshe is so I can stalk them….. No I won’t. ;-) I love it all!

  17. Heather Schmidt reply

    What a stunning bride and gorgeous wedding!

  18. Annamarie reply

    Love this! It’s so classy! I am in love with all of the black and whites and the first look was so amazing! She is absolutely stunning!

  19. Regina reply

    The photos really helps capture such an amazing and priceless moment in time for the two of you. Kately james did an impeccable job and my comment about her work remains the same…she is an imaginary fairy that takes amazing photos without you noticing her presence.

  20. Joan reply

    Amazing photos! aimee was a stunning bride! Love all of the detailed photos that captured the day/theme.

  21. Angie reply

    I have too many favorites to pick just one!

  22. Jen Hefner reply

    Wonderful photos!
    Where was your photographer for my wedding?! Totally worth all the time we spent reviewing people. :)

  23. Lois reply

    The black & white photos are wonderful. They make you focus on the people.

  24. Ferrie reply

    Beautiful wedding!!!! Very elegant! Love the photography and the way so many of the photos convey how in love they are!

  25. Angie Craig reply

    An absolutely beautiful wedding and the photos captured so much of it. Thanks for letting us be part of your day!

  26. Michele reply

    First look gave me goosebumps… A wedding story well-told. Beautiful, beautiful!

  27. Caitlin reply

    these are just gorgeous. What a fabulous job by both YOU and MICHAEL. So stunning Katelyn. Love the portraits above the factory skyline! Classic.

  28. Megan Bennett reply

    These pictures are stunning katelyn!

  29. Gayle Driver reply

    These are just lovely! As always!

  30. Wayne Lawhorn reply

    Wow ! What a Photo Chronology of the marriage of a beautiful Princess ! Great Photography and staging !
    I guess next are the photos of the “Around the World” Honeymoon. I’m sure your photographer wants to tag along !

  31. Laura Hernandez reply

    You always take my breath away!

  32. Katie Yuen reply

    ahh!!! Love the masquerade theme! Those photobooth shots make me so happy!!! Beautiful wedding!!!!!

  33. Jackie reply

    These photos are beautiful. love the ones downtown before the ceremony!!

  34. susan haynes reply

    Your photographs are beautiful

  35. Jeanie reply

    Beauiful Wedding! Amimee your dress looks stunning on you! I love the look on Hayes’ face when he’s dancing so cute! The pictures all came out great. Many blessings and prayers for a lifetime of happiniess and love.

  36. Dominic Haynes reply

    Fantastic photos of a fantastic day. congratulations to all.

  37. Sharon Elizabeth reply

    loving those pre-ceremony shots!!!

  38. Nan Moore reply

    So beautiful! love the theme!!

  39. Bethany reply

    Beautiful! Stunning! These photos are top notch! Well done Katelyn!

  40. nancy reply

    Beautiful pictures

  41. crystal reply

    absolutely stunning! looked like a perfect day!

  42. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    Beautiful! I love her hair (I think I said that on their engagement post as well). They were awesome to tolerate those freezing temps! :)

  43. Melissa Kate reply

    I am so in love with all these photos!! What a beautiful wedding!

  44. Dixie reply

    These photographs show the true meaning of love. What a beautiful bride and a new husband who truly loves his new wife.

  45. Annetta reply

    Love her dress! You did a wonderful job, Katelyn!

  46. Devi reply

    Such a beautiful wedding! lovely pictures, each captured at the right time.

  47. Carolyn reply

    very impressed with the photography, but then again, she had such a beautiful bride to work with!

  48. Leeann Cunningham reply

    Absolutely fantastic photos! captures the day perfectly, i love the photo booth ones too! Aimee is such a natural model, so beautiful! P.s. can you travel to scotland? ;)

  49. Sarah reply

    Gorgeous wedding & bride. I love the one of her dancing, it really captures the movement of the dress.

  50. Hajnalka Woosley reply

    What a beutiful bride! I had an amazing time at the wedding – i could tell all the details were thought out with great care and love. Congratulations to both of you-may your love last for an eternity!

  51. Nichole Kohler reply

    I love how the photos really capture the love between James and Aimee. The theme was fantastic and lent itself to both amazing ambiance and an amazing, fun time. Stunning.

  52. Chris F reply

    They turned out wonderfully!

  53. Carrie Godbey reply

    Love these! So amazing!!!

  54. Beth Fauerbach reply

    Such a beautiful bride, topped off by a beautiful wedding!! Thank you Katelyn for the beautiful pics!!

  55. Bernice Allen reply

    These photographs are beautiful and engaging and capture the happiness of this lovely wedding!

  56. Norman & Ann reply

    Your photographs are pretty and pleasing to the eye
    They will capture the night for you to remember it by
    And now that you are both Man and wife:
    They can stay close beside you for the rest of your life.

  57. Mhairi Drever reply

    Beautiful pictures!!!!!

  58. Anna Drever reply

    I love this photos and the wedding

  59. lorna boyle reply

    Katelyn you did a wounderful job capturing the perfect pictures and moments of aimee and jamies wedding just as they wanted
    you never stopped working all day and evening your energy was boundless you and your husband were faboulous thank you so much you were the best

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  61. Aaron brandish reply

    Awsum pics.

  62. Amanda reply

    Beautiful! Your work is stunning and of course itelps that you had a gorgeous bride!

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  65. Eli brandish reply

    Dear auntie Aimee, you look beautiful in all these pictures. I’m just disappointed i didn’t get to dance with you in my kilt ;) love Eli ;) x

  66. Daniel Drever reply

    All the photos are amazing, very professional

  67. Steph Jarvis reply

    you can see the look of pure love between the couple, truly beautiful.

  68. Katelyn James reply

    LOVED being a part of this amazing day!!! You guys are the best! xoxo

  69. Michael Alsop reply

    So great getting to know you two!!!

  70. Karen reply

    Beautiful pictures!

  71. Rebecca Ryan reply

    They are all amazing! Love the Richmond setting and Aimee is SOOO beautiful!

  72. Becka Herbig reply

    Absolutely gorgeous photos, along with a gorgeous bride and, well, James (just kidding James — love ya!). We all had a blast!

  73. Anna Baamonde reply

    You guys both looked amazing -these photos are great! Mike and I are really happy for you & so glad we could be there to help you celebrate!

  74. Susanna short reply

    So hard to pick a favorite but there’s something especially endearing about the glimpses into the photo booth. Aimee was undeniably gorgeous, but I’d like to say that cousin Jamie looked quite debonair himself!!!! Congrats.

  75. moira anderson reply

    Stunning couple and beautiful photos

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  77. Carole reply

    Amazing picutures!!

  78. James reply

    I don’t know how we were lucky enough to have you guys as our photographers, but THANK YOU. These are amazing!

  79. mari reid reply

    Amazing pictures..stunning!!!

  80. mari reid reply

    Amazing pictures..stunning!!! Congratulations xxx

  81. Peggi Glenn reply

    So beautiful!

  82. Lela Cowardin reply

    Wonderful wedding.. great photos

  83. Lela Cowardin reply

    Wonderful wedding.Great photos.

  84. Maggie reply

    I missed my sisters wedding , but these photos are so beautiful I almost feel as if I was there xx

  85. Lou reply

    Love this magical wedding!

  86. Sarah M reply

    Katelyn I just love this one!!! Especially the bridal portraits in the beginning!

  87. Emy reply

    Those masks!! So cool!!

  88. Becky Roy reply

    GREAT pictures!! You look stunning, Aimee!

  89. Maria reply

    Gorgeous!! I love all of the pics! Thanks for letting us celebrate with you! We had a fabulous time :)

  90. Helen Gladfelter reply

    What a beautiful wedding and such wonderful pictures to remember your day forever! Congratulations!

  91. Catherine Kennedy reply

    Beautiful pictures. I love the Richmond back drop.

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  93. Thomas duck reply

    Love the photos of you guys….you both look fantastic and such great memories.

  94. Kalina Duck reply

    Beautiful Pictures…. Mrs. James really a fine Job… and the BRIDE looks georgous. :)

  95. Vivian Duck reply

    Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the picture and the bride WAS & IS soooooooo beautiful

  96. laura L reply

    lovely!! such a bright and colorful winter wedding!!

  97. Regina Jones reply

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful bride and groom!! What a fun wedding. thanks for allowing us to be part of your day.

  98. Becky Flauver reply

    Katelyn how do you set up lighting for your receptions?!

  99. Heidi Strickler reply

    These pictures are beautiful! Congrats!

  100. Manna chan reply

    What a beautiful collection of memories.

  101. Ben Schmidt reply

    These pictures truly are amazing!! I think they captured the day perfectly!!

  102. Tricia Glenn reply

    Wow, stunning, every last one! Congrats to you guys,

  103. guna reply

    Nice work Katelyn!

  104. Amy rolley reply

    Fabulous !!!

  105. Hussein reply

    Cool pics

  106. Brannan reply

    OMG!!! Just perfect in every Way!! I knew they would be! SUCH AN AMAZINGLY STUNNING BRIDE!!! Such a Handsome Groom! These images will be cherished for centuries to come!

  107. Carol reply

    Love the B&W with Richmond in the backgroud, and also the B&W on the Bench, so classy!

  108. Rici reply

    Oh that is such a great wedding! I love the masks and the colors! AND usually I love the Bride better (sorry) but this groom is just awesomely looking at his bride! So much beauty. The Booth images are genius!!!!!
    ~ Saluti.

  109. Myra Bashinski reply

    A gorgeous couple captured in amazing pictures! congratulations Aimee and jamie!

  110. Tim reply

    Amazing pictures! Aimee looks beautiful,!

  111. Melissa Coetzee reply

    Wow, What a gorgeous dress ! And the details at this wedding are beautiful !

  112. Tom Fauerbach reply

    Wonderful photos. A beautiful day captured forever. Katelyn and husband did a great job. Provided direction when necessary, unobtrusive when appropriate. Thanks!

  113. Sonia Haley reply

    Thies looks like a fabulous and fun event….the photos are awesome and the artistry is a masterpiece! Nice blend of B&W and colot too! Looks like it was a smashing successful day! Good luck! sonia

  114. Beth Motley reply

    Outstanding photos!! Gorgeous .. stunning.. Congrats to all!!

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  116. Chloe Austin reply

    Wow! Great wedding!! You can’t even tell they were freezing in the portraits :)

  117. Stephanie Allen reply

    These are great!! I love the old mill and downtown as the background for these shots! you did an amazing job, as usual!

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