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! >>

Buddy + Jill | Engaged | Part 1

Grey Gables Farm Engagement Session
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I don’t normally

do a part 1 and part 2….. but I just can’t help it this time! I couldn’t pick my favorites and narrow them down so I’m going to be blogging Buddy and Jill 2 times this week! Yessssss. I’m so excited. You don’t understand how much I love these two! We went to college together at CNU. Michael and Jill graduated together and Buddy and I finished together last May.  I remember seeing buddy and Jill starting to hangout.  We would see them walking down Prince Drew Rd. together and all of my roommates would whisper “you think they’re going to date?!!!” We loved the idea of Buddy and Jill becoming a couple….

The Goals

February 2011
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So what we

need to realize is that when I blogged JANUARY’s GOALS…. I only had 5 days to complete them before February snuck up on me! So! This month should be a more productive! In those five days I did manage to complete some of my list. My “Goals” are very different from my “To-Do’s” and this is important for me to remember. The “To-Do” list is a DAILY list that consists of things that MUST be done immediately… like emails, blogging, editing, laundry, dishes, making the bed, drink a mountain dew, hang out with my husband, meet with girls, etc. I don’t consider these things as “Goals”…. they are what make up my “Life”.

Winter Retreat 2011

Gayton Baptist Church Youth Group, Richmond, VA
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It’s hard to

believe that we have only known these amazing kids and chaperones for 5 months or so. That blows my mind. These kids have become our family and the parents have become our biggest cheerleaders and we’re so thankful…. so so thankful. Getting away for the weekend was absolutely amazing. Winter Retreat just happened to fall right after most kids had just finished a week of exams. It was great timing to get AWAY. Away from school, away from work, away from drama…. the list goes on. This past weekend was a chance for our youth group to just get away and be together.  We took them to one of our favorite places… WATERMARKS. Watermarks is an amazing camp outside of Charlottesville

winter retreat youth group

Wedding Wednesday

Featured Post | C & A Events
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My wedding day

went by faster than any other day in my whole life…. I’m so serious! It literally FLEW by. I remember stopping and thinking “oh my gosh… this is my WEDDING DAY….this is really happening!” During the planning process I knew that I needed a wedding coordinator for the day of my wedding. I really should have had Anna help me with more but I was bridezilla when it came to my details!! However, having a wedding day coordinator is a MUST! I don’t know what would have happened without Anna’s help! …The band wouldn’t have played on time, the bridesmaids would have been walking too early, the family would have been sitting in the wrong seats,