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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! >>

Robbie + Jess

Williamsburg Colonial Heritage Wedding Photographer
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I swung open…


…the front door and heard the excitement.  There were girls running around everywhere! Their navy blue dresses blurred past as they made last minute touches before Jess slipped on her dress.  As Jess put on her dress, I whispered to a bridesmaid “this is my favorite part!”.  There are moments during a wedding day where all of the chaos and stress subside and everyone is caught up in that one moment.  When the bride puts on her dress, it is one of those moments.  Everyone stops and stares. This moment always happens the same way at every wedding I shoot, it never fails. Everyone in the room stops what they are doing to admire the bride and they are amazed by her beauty.

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Wedding Wednesday

I found them! | 101010 Earrings
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This has been…

a long time coming. I’m not a shoe girl, or a purse girl, I’m a JEWELRY girl! I love it! I buy unnecessary amounts of it and the majority of my jewelry box is TEAL. Imagine that.  So after Michael proposed and we started planning, I  immediately wanted to find my earrings for the wedding! I mean, I bought my dress 4 days after I was engaged… why wait for the jewelry right!? (I was a little excited!)  I searched everywhere. I had a picture of what I wanted in my head… but I just couldn’t find it. I checked every where… even online. So I decided to be patient and just wait for the right ones to comes along.  Sure enough, less than…

Emily | Maternity Session

Virginia Portrait Photographer
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Oh Baby!

I have never done a maternity session before! Isn’t that crazy?! 2 years, never done a baby belly session.  It’s true, weddings are my first love. I get so so excited about wedding days. The dress, the shoes, the first look, the love, the portraits…. I love it all! However, I also LOVE getting to know my brides and forming relationships with them.  I met Tim and Emily over a year ago for their engagement session and I fell in love with them.  They were married last August at the Historic Kinloch and after spending the day with them and their families, I felt like part of the family! They were so welcoming and excited for their pictures!

Ryan + Annamarie | Engaged

Richmond Wedding Photographer
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When a bride…

…contacts me, I always ask about the wedding, their big plans, if they found a dress….etc.  It’s so much fun to get to know my clients! …. Especially the ones that share the same love for exclamation marks as I do! Annamarie’s email was FULL of exclamation marks and I knew from that very first email that we were going to be friends! Good friends! I loved her and I loved her story. Annamarie and Ryan have such a refreshing and rich friendship and that makes their relationship so genuine.  As soon as we started their session, they were laughing at each other….(photographer’s dream).  If it wasn’t 90 degrees with 90% humidity,

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