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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! >>

Tyler + Katie | Engaged Part 1

An Engagement Session on a Glacier
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As

many of you know by now… we’re currently in Alaska!! Anchorage to be exact! We flew up here to visit friends and to shoot an engagement session for a couple that we love to pieces! Sadly, our trip is coming to an end soon but this is just the BEGINNING of the excitement for you guys!! I think I have about a WEEK’S worth of images to share and you’re going to love them all!! I’m just beside myself with excitement! I rarely proclaim that I have any “favorite” wedding or engagement shoot because I don’t want to show favoritism and be unfair… but I’m going to go ahead and admit that this has been my favorite engagement session to DATE!

A Message to our Mothers

From Alaska!
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When

we travel, I tend to take instagrams right before we take off not just to document the beginning of our trip, but because I know my momma will like it. We’ve been exploring Alaska the last few days and I don’t know how many times I’ve said, “lets take a group picture together… our moms will love it!!” You see, a long time ago, we were all little kids living in good ol’ Sparta VA! We all grew up together… with the exception of Tyler but hey! Come October, he’ll be a part of the fam!! This group (we’re missing one, she was hard at work during this picture!) of friends have known each other

Making it Happen | Part 2

Featuring Clare Meneely and Molly Stillman
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It’s

no secret that my blog is the heartbeat of my business. It has been active for close to six years now and I can honestly say that we have seen the fruit of our labor. After years of weekday blogging, we have friends who tune in everyday to read what we’re sharing! It’s awesome and it’s powerful! Having an audience that loves hearing directly from YOU is a must-have for any successful small business. Today I’m highlighting two incredible women who have taken their passion and have done something about them!! Blogging isn’t easy and yet these two women blog like

Making it Happen | Part 1

Featuring Shannon Joy Paperie & Dear Sweetheart Events
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For the

next two days I’m highlighting four past KJBRIDES and you’re not going to want to miss it! Why? Well, because these women are amazing and they have something to share that everyone can learn from. Today I’m highlighting two wedding professionals and tomorrow I’m highlighting two bloggers! This isn’t just a “Meet my friends” post… it’s a “Be inspired by these friends of mine because they are making their dreams HAPPEN and are thriving in their new small businesses!!”.

Aaron + Meredith

A Classic Country Club Wedding | Wytheville, VA
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We

pulled into the quaint little town of Wytheville, Va and it was just as charming as everyone said it would be. The mom and pop shops lined the streets of downtown and the mountains were in the distance. It’s a gorgeous place to live! Michael and I have family friends that are really close to our hearts and they live in the area so we stayed with them the night before the wedding. We loved seeing how everyone interacted with one another because it reminded us of our hometown. Everyone knows everybody… everyone wanted to be a part of the day… and everyone was overjoyed to see these two tie the knot! Someone even said in passing “This is a BIG day for Wytheville!” How cute is that?! It was a big day… and it was a BEAUTIFUL day! The temperature outside felt like Fall and I loved it!!

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