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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! >>

Engagements 2010

Highlights
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Can’t believe

that it has been a YEAR since some of these sessions. How did 2010 fly by SO fast?! Wow. I’m sitting there looking through these images and I can’t help but realize how much I have been blessed this past year in my business.  I’ve  had amazing clients and opportunities throughout 2010 and I’m so thankful. This job is so much more than just creating beautiful images….it’s about the people…..the beautiful people that believe in me and allow me to share life with them. I cannot express how incredibly thankful I am for my 2010 couples. You have truly blessed my life and have reminded me of why I LOVE photography and PEOPLE!

Ajith + Catherine

Washington DC Wedding Photographer
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I think I want to make this


a new tradition…. to second shoot a wedding at the beginning of each year! (Jessie, are you up for that?!).  It was so much fun! …. like really. Second shooting is how I started and I remember 3 years ago, I was following Jessie around, hoping not to screw up at my first wedding! Because this wasn’t my wedding, I wasn’t in charge and because I wasn’t in charge… I got to be extra creative and I LOVED IT! I tried some new things with light, details, poses and for the most part I liked the way everything turned out (some of my ideas are always a little weird….ask Jess, she’d agree!)  So I can’t thank Jessie enough for putting up with me! I love shooting with

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Graham + Erin | Engaged

Veritas Vineyard Wedding Photographer
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I couldn’t

believe there was still snow on the ground last week for Erin and Graham’s engagement session! I loved it. My e-sessions this winter have had such a fun winter-y look to them because of ALL the snow! Graham and Erin are actually from Charleston, SC and needed some engagements done while they were up near Erin’s hometown in Nelson County, VA. I’m sure the patches of ice and snow were not what they were used to. Can you imagine living in Charleston!? That place is so gorgeous and the weather is wonderful! If I ever get asked to shoot a wedding down there I think I might just do it for free because I would be on cloud 9

Our House | Before & After's

The Bedroom
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There is no

WEDDING WEDNESDAY today! ….. GASP!!!! Isn’t that crazy?! I don’t think I’ve skipped a Wedding Wednesday since I started them! …. Maybe once or twice…. but this hardly EVER happens! I always have a wedding-ish something to share! Welp, this week I just couldn’t stand it anymore…. I HAD to show you what we’ve been working on since the wedding!  OUR HOUSE! Now I can’t give it all away in one post… we’ll do this room by room and for some of you… this is extremely boring and I understand that. HOWEVER…. some of you may recall that this blog is also my “digital scrapbook” of life! I don’t have time to scrapbook hundreds and hundreds of

Photographers Unite

January Meetup
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Reminder:

This is just a reminder/announcement for ALL VA MD DC Photogs that are a part of Photographers Unite! If you have never heard of this group before, I’m glad you’re reading this! Photographers Unite is basically a group of area photographers that love Jesus, love their jobs and love to meet new people! Photographers all over the country meet and fellowship with one another in settings like this and it’s about time that the VA MD DC area has a group of Christian photogs that commit to hangout every now and then! Our first meetup was this past summer in Fredericksburg and it was a blast! (see link:)