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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! >>

Southern Weddings V7

Launch Party | Raliegh, NC
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This

past Thursday we started our journey to Miami and made a pit stop in Raleigh, NC for the annual SW Launch Party! This is always a fun highlight for us in the fall! We have so many sweet friends that we NEVER get to see until this party happens and so the last two years it has felt more like a reunion than a launch party! I think the SW gals would agree that that’s ok! They are all about family, friends, relationships and marriages. I love that about Southern Weddings and all of the women behind this amazing brand.

CLIC Conference

Chapel Hill, NC
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We love

smaller conferences! We’re so excited to announce that we’re speaking at the next CLIC Conference in 2015!!! And it’s in CHAPEL HILL! So if you’re local, this is a very doable drive into North Carolina! And let me tell you, this is a lineup you don’t want to miss! I’m so honored to be speaking alongside such sweet friends and mentors of my own! This is going to be an awesome time and I can’t wait to meet new friends and visit with old ones!! Michael and I have loved being a part of the past two CLIC’s and we know this 3rd conference is going to be incredible!

Party Barge 2014

We're Off the Grid!
VACATION-IS-HERE

We are

officially off of the grid! What does that mean?! No internet… maybe a few moments of cell service via WIFI but other than that, nothing! That’s the beauty of a cruise! You’re off in the middle of the sea and if you need the internet, it’s going to cost you… big time! So if you need me, you’ll have to wait until we return. :) We are SO excited about this week!!! We were sitting around with Bud and Jill and talking about our 2014 vacation plans. We thought about going back to the west coast.  We even threw out the idea of Maine or even Costa Rica!

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!