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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! >>

Wedding Wednesday

Wedding Programs
peacock wedding program

You would

think that after shooting so many weddings, I would have remembered EVERYTHING that wedding planning should entail. Well, that is so not true. I remember it being last august and my mother mentioning “Umm, KK… are you going to have PROGRAMS for your wedding? We probably need to get on that”.  I remember DREADING and I mean reallllllllly dreading designing these things because I knew that as I started to design them, we would think of more and more things we needed to add and this 1 page program would quickly become a booklet.  So jokingly, I present to you the 101010 Wedding Booklet. It was 3 pages front and back and

It's Christmas Time at The Alsop's

Our Christmas Decorating!
peacock christmas decorations

Today was

one of those days when I feel like I haven’t gotten anything on “my list” done but yet I got SO MUCH other stuff accomplished! This afternoon was full of light fixture hanging and filling frames with prints….home projects that I have been wanting to get done for weeks! The house had a mini makeover today and I love it! Thank you daddy and Corey for sharing your snow day with us and like always, helping us with our home improvement jobs that we can’t handle on our own! …. or the jobs that we shouldn’t handle on our own….can you imagine me trying to hang light fixtures?! ha! I love you both! The house looks wonderful because of you two! So while the blog

Beckett | Anytime

Richmond Virginia Portrait Photographer
richmond virginia portrait photographer christmas childrens

It’s a rare

occasion that a little one hits the blog. Most of my time is spent with newly engaged couples and brides! So when a little one comes along, it’s definitely a different experience from what I’m used to. However, Beckett was quite the little model and he was such a trooper! It was 42 DEGREES!!!! This poor little guy was freezing but he still managed to give us a few smiles and even a few frowns….cute frowns….”blog worthy” frowns. I loved it. Since I’m not normally a children’s photographer, I felt like I looked rather ridiculous during Beckett’s session … tripping over roots, waving at make believe people, playing “caboose” on the make believe railroad track.

Wedding Wednesday

Daddy/Daughter Dance.... with a little surprise!
personalized dances at wedding receptions

You’re probably

so so tired of hearing about our wedding.  I understand… I’ve been talking about it for over a year and I can imagine that could get pretty old! … Well, I was going to show some Christmas decor ideas for Wedding Wednesday today (even though it has nothing to do with weddings!) but instead, once again, I chose to do a little post from 101010.  I can’t help it, ok?! I think I’m just trying to relive that day over and over and I’m making all of you go through it with me! There were so many moments in that day that I wish I could replay over and over and over…. and thanks to Katie Beale ….. I can! Katie is a dear dear friend of mine that does amazing things at