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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! >>

Bokeh's New Bow Tie

And 3rd Birthday!
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Earlier

this week we celebrated a birthday in our house! Bokeh boy turned THREE on Tuesday! THREE?! How is our little fluff ball three years old?! It seems like yesterday we were picking him up at 8 weeks old, driving him home and then taking him out to pee every 20 minutes because his bladder was so tiny! (Luckily that changed! ) We loved him from the very beginning but now we adore him. We honestly don’t really remember life without him! He is such a part of our family. People say that dogs get attached to their owners and to say Bokeh is attached to us would be an understatement.

Anthony + Melissa | Engaged

A Georgetown & Great Falls Engagement Session
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Melissa

mentioned that she really wanted some pictures at Great Falls and so we planned on two locations for their shoot. Little did I know just how EPIC Great Falls is!! I feel so silly that I have never seen this gorgeous part of our amazing state! The more I see of Virginia, the more I love it! We live in such a gorgeous part of the country and it makes for incredible backdrops!! Anthony, Melissa, Nala (their adorable pup!) and Anthony’s sweet sister met us in Georgetown for their shoot and I have to say… we timed the lighting perfectly with the canal!

Trevor + Becky | Engaged

A Downtown Richmond Engagement Session
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Since

starting my “rebranding” process, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I consistently love shooting. I love the soft, romantic shots that we capture for our couples… but I really feel like I’ve done well with a shoot when I’ve captured the JOY of my couple to some degree. It’s not always easy to capture “Joy” but there are some couples who are naturally joyful and that makes my job easy! Joyful couples are the ideal KJ couple!! So it was such a pleasant surprise to find that Trevor and Becky are not only full of joy, they’re full of laughter!

Jake + Lindsay

A Carnegie Institute Wedding | Washington DC
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Ever

since their engagement session, I have looked forward to photographing Lindsay’s beautiful smile on her wedding day. Lindsay is the type of bride that you look forward to working with all year and so it was so perfect that their wedding was the final wedding of 2014! Her smile is just one reason why I loved this wedding. Jake and Lindsay have such a genuine, strong love for one another. During the reception, Lindsay’s dad toasted to the newlyweds and explained that the number one thing that he loved about their relationship was their respect for one another. I loved this because so often you don’t hear about how important respect is in a relationship. The more that Lindsay’s dad talked about how much they respect one another, the more I realized how true this was.

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Let it go.....

A Big Exciting Project for KJP!
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This

weekend marks the FIRST day of our “off” season!! Sure, we have a few more engagement shoots, but we photographed our final wedding of 2014 on Saturday and I feel like I’m constantly hearing the “Mission Impossible” theme song swirling around in my head!! We have been so blessed this season. Amazing couples, great timelines, only a few rainy days and no sickness! I’m knocking on wood right now because I don’t want this to change next year. We haven’t even had so much as a cold this year. How in the world does that happen?!