James + Aimee

A Masquerade Themed Wedding | The Renaissance


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!!!

Masquerade wedding

 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

Comments (116)


  1. Ben Schmidt: ( )

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

  2. Tricia Glenn: ( )

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

  3. guna: ( )

    Nice work Katelyn!

  4. Amy rolley: ( )

    Fabulous !!!

  5. Hussein: ( )

    Cool pics

  6. Brannan: ( )

    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!

  7. Carol: ( )

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

  8. Rici: ( )

    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.

  9. Myra Bashinski: ( )

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

  10. Tim: ( )

    Amazing pictures! Aimee looks beautiful,!

  11. Melissa Coetzee: ( )

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

  12. Tom Fauerbach: ( )

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

  13. Sonia Haley: ( )

    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

  14. Beth Motley: ( )

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

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  16. Chloe Austin: ( )

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

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