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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! >>

A Night of Jazz! Last Call!

The Jazz Nativity | Gayton Baptist Church
jass nativity gayton baptist church

As I walked into the church, snow flurries were falling from the sky…. what a perfect way to start the night! JAZZ NATIVITY happened tonight and do not fear! If you missed it, you can come TOMORROW! Tickets are still on sale and let me tellll you! …. it will be the best $5 you spend all season! I’m talking better than any stocking stuffer, any movie ticket, and any hot Starbucks drink! It’s that awesome. (Ps. If you find a movie ticket for $5, let me know!)  However, if you come and are craving a cup of Starbucks, they are sponsoring the event and are selling coffee and sweet treats throughout the whole event! Jazz Nativity is a Jazz concert in a coffee house type setting at Gayton Baptist Church (our church!!).

Michael the Baker

Homemade Soft Pretzels
pretzels homemade

He is a DO-ER.

I’m not sure if that is the correct way to spell that made-up word or not… but that is what he is. Michael, my husband, is not one to sit around passively and do nothing around the house. Now I will say that he can take naps…..long naps, anytime of day and I don’t think he will ever out grow that.  However, besides his naptime, he is normally getting something done around the house… especially in the kitchen. A lot of women have asked me.. “have you cooked a lot?!”… and my answer has to be “well, no, not really…. Michael likes to cook”.  And this is true. I HELP him cook but I have really only made ONE dinner totally by myself and I had to tell him to leave me

Robbie + Nicole | Engaged

Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia Photographer
williamburg wedding photographer

You are in

for a treat! Yup! right here on the blog. You’re going to love this couple and you’re going to love them 10x more when you see their classy 2nd outfit.  Robbie loves to dress up and Nicole had a fabulous pair of heels that had never been worn. This all worked in my favor. We had an amazing time in Colonial Williamsburg last week.  It was a tad chilly but we made it just in time to catch some leaves before they were gone for good. Winter kinda becomes depressing for photographers.  Not much sun, not terrific light, not many colors… so I was happy to have one last session with color that POPS!

Wedding Wednesday

The Candy Bar Re-Vamped
wedding reception candy bar revamped for christmas

“previously loved”

Have you ever heard that term used to describe items that have been slightly used. Well, today I am labeling these apothecary jars as “previously loved”. You may recognized this little collection of glass because it was formerly known as the 101010 Candy Bar (my favorite station at the reception!)  It was filled with teal m&m’s, yogurt covered raisens, chocolate caramel balls and vanilla mints.  It was beautiful.  However, like everything else from 101010, after the festivities ended they reclaimed their position in the basement of my parent’s house. Last weekend Michael and I went home to visit and I came back with a CAR LOAD of stuff!

Will | Senior

West Virginia Portrait Photographer
west virginia photographer senior portraits

During our

Thanksgiving trip to Michael’s Aunt Susan and Uncle Ed’s home in Charleston, WV we took some portrait’s for Michael’s cousin… and when I say “we”… I mean that I took the pictures and Michael followed me around distracting all of the dogs so that they wouldn’t join in the picture! ha! It was by far the fastest senior session I have EVER done in my life. I should have timed myself because I’m pretty sure I beat the Senior Session world record. Will’s pictures were done in about 15 minutes! It helped that Susan has a beautiful yard! Doing senior portraits for a boy is so different than shooting portraits for a girl. Girls get into it….like REALLY into it.