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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! >>

Eggs in a Basket

With a Heart on Top
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Sunday mornings….

I’m ALWAYS tired on Sunday mornings. It’s like my body just knows that it is supposed to rest on Sundays and it starts shutting down. Michael and I got up for Church and I was dragging. I had just shot my first wedding since September on Saturday and my feet were hating me. After pulling myself together, I walked into the kitchen and there he was… making breakfast.. awwwwwwww. I know, he’s sweet. Not only was he making breakfast, he was making “eggs in a basket”…I have NEVER EVER had “eggs in a basket” until yesterday morning! So thanks to my wonderful husband, my breakfast horizons have been expanded and I can now say

Tim + Amber | Engaged

Richmond Wedding Photographer
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I took a break… a long break…. a much needed break. After shooting weddings back to back all summer long and trying to plan my own, I was tired. I had a few little meltdowns….my family may disagree with the “little” part but hey, I made it! After the wedding Michael and I had 4 days to live at home… at OUR HOUSE before we left for the honeymoon and it was the best decision ever.

I think the day after the wedding I took a 4 and a 1/2 hour nap!

I needed a break  from my job,  from the computer screen and from my lifestyle in general. Going to bed at 4am and getting up at 9 is not normal!! So I took all of October off and didn’t have my first session until this past

Wedding Wednesday

10-10-10 | Our Wedding Details
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Where to begin?

I remember getting engaged and immediately people asked me what the colors were going to be… and the theme, and the venue and my dress. AH! Talk about overload! Wow! I wasn’t one of those girls that had been planning her wedding since she was 5. I had no idea what type of dress I wanted, what venue I wanted or what our colors were going to be (well I knew one of them:).  I was overwhelmed. As we started planning, I remember when I thought of Peacock! It was like the light bulb came on and the ideas started flowing. Without a theme, I was lost.  I had no direction whatsoever! Every cute vase I saw, I wanted to use it… but it doesn’t work that way. Luckily I had a theme