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! >>
be her. I want to be Lucky… our 7 year old Springer Spaniel. Her day consists of eating, drinking, sleeping and laying in the sun. What a life! While I’m running around the house returning phone calls, finishing albums and working on emails, she is laying downstairs in a puddle of sunlight. That is the only thing she has to do!! Can you imagine what that would be like?! One day,….. one day I’ll wake up with NO to-do list! …. and that day is coming! During all of this wedding planning, I forget I’m going on a honeymoon!! ah! VACATION! YaY! Our honeymoon destination is a surprise! But get excited because I will have a TON of photos to share!!!!
a small school. I never liked to admit that until my junior or senior year. I always thought the “big school” concept was “cooler”. Michael and I lived our “Big school” experiences through Tech football games and weekends spent with friends at Clemson. CNU doesn’t have a huge sports program or a massive stadium with thousands of fans… but what it does have is an awesome community. I feel like I was a part of so many little communities at CNU… one being the “Comm” community. That’s right, the Communication Majors were tight…. we pretty much brought TWITTER to CNU! …. in my opinion. ha! No. Big. Deal. Anyway! Why am I telling you all of this? Well, because I met Connie in through the comm department!
the wedding industry is so inspiring sometimes! I LOVE LOVE LOVE getting my issue of Southern Weddings and being inspired by awesome, new and unique ideas. One part of wedding planning that most brides don’t think about are the little things… like accents. You may have a GREAT floral display in your head but if you have no accents and little details to go with it, you may find that the centerpiece is missing a little something! This happened to me yesterday! I was starting the huge task of finalizing our centerpieces and I realized they just weren’t complete. I squinted and walked around them and stared for an extended
..that by age 22, I would realize that eating a glass full of Oat Squares (BEST CEREAL KNOWN TO MAN!) and drinking a full glass of milk is the same as eating a bowl of cereal!!! The thing is, a BOWL of cereal sounds like a meal to me and so when I’m editing and I want something to munch on… I choose to eat cereal this way. Why? Well, because I’ve convinced myself that if cereal isn’t in a bowl… it’s JUST a snack, not a meal and the calories are going to be much less! What an illusion!! I swear I can talk myself into anything!!! …. and I would believe it!
… our location, that is. Sydni and I had talked about shooting further up Grace street in downtown Richmond but as soon as I saw these old walls and buildings, I asked if we could shoot there instead. Whit and Sydni agreed and didn’t think twice (because they’re wonderful!). I will admit that the location wasn’t the prettiest, or the cleanest, or really safest but it sure was COOL! I LOVED it! The dirty, grungy, urban feel makes for some pretty sweet portraits! Whit and Sydni were so great. They trusted my judgment, even when it seemed weird and I must say that they were pretty darn good at the “model” face!