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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! >>

Manny + Alison | Part I

Downtown Staunton Wedding
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After we

finished up Alison and Manny’s portraits (and I say “we” because Michael second shot with me and I love him for it!)… Michael looked at me and said…”Welp.. this is going to be a “Part 1/Part 2 for sure!”.  You see, this is “blog” language. The blog is the heartbeat of my business and so we talk about it all the time. What Michael meant by that comment was “Whoa! There are going to be a TON of money shots!! You’re going to have to post twice!”. Again… blog language. “Money Shots” refer to the shots that give me goosebumps and make me squeal after I take them….. Alison and Manny had a whole day full of “Money Shots” and I tried my best to narrow it down but about an hour ago I realized

cardigan bride wedding

Wedding Wednesday

Winter Tablescape | Using what you have!
winter table display

During Christmas

break (I say that like I still have “Christmas Break”…. will I ever grow up?!) we were invited over to the Vath’s house for dinner. We love this family and always enjoy our time with them. We walked in and I immediately noticed the AMAZING winter tablescape Melissa had displayed in her dining room! Ohhhh sweet goodness. It was amazing…..so amazing that I made Michael run home to get my camera! (He’s the best:).  The reason I want to share this on Wedding Wednesday is because it’s inspiring! Melissa had collected cute and classy Christmas decor every year when the After Christmas sales hit and everything is always 80% off.

Buddy + Jill | Engaged | Part 1

Grey Gables Farm Engagement Session
farm engagement session

I don’t normally

do a part 1 and part 2….. but I just can’t help it this time! I couldn’t pick my favorites and narrow them down so I’m going to be blogging Buddy and Jill 2 times this week! Yessssss. I’m so excited. You don’t understand how much I love these two! We went to college together at CNU. Michael and Jill graduated together and Buddy and I finished together last May.  I remember seeing buddy and Jill starting to hangout.  We would see them walking down Prince Drew Rd. together and all of my roommates would whisper “you think they’re going to date?!!!” We loved the idea of Buddy and Jill becoming a couple….

The Goals

February 2011
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So what we

need to realize is that when I blogged JANUARY’s GOALS…. I only had 5 days to complete them before February snuck up on me! So! This month should be a more productive! In those five days I did manage to complete some of my list. My “Goals” are very different from my “To-Do’s” and this is important for me to remember. The “To-Do” list is a DAILY list that consists of things that MUST be done immediately… like emails, blogging, editing, laundry, dishes, making the bed, drink a mountain dew, hang out with my husband, meet with girls, etc. I don’t consider these things as “Goals”…. they are what make up my “Life”.