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! >>
Yay for eating way too much food, being with family, and getting to hangout in the mountains! This year Michael and I decided to spend the Thanksgiving holiday in the beautiful mountains of Charleston, WV! Michael’s Aunt Susan and Uncle Ed’s house has been an infamous location in the Alsop family for years! Michael and I came to visit several times during high school and we were so excited to come back! Michael’s family has felt like my family since BEFORE we started dating (8 years ago!!!). However, it had been fun being here and being a REAL Alsop for the first time! I love it! Today we did a whole lot of nothing and it was wonderful.
biggest dilemma…. more important than which flats to take, or choosing to take 5 necklaces rather than that one realllly heavy one that I love. This decision drove me crazy for a few days before the honeymoon. I remember saying to Michael “Ohhhh I just don’t know which one to choose!!” He would always respond with something like “Katelyn, it’s not that big of a deal.” Ummm Excuse me?! YES, yes it is most definitely a BIG DEAL! Deciding which lenses to take to our Mediterranean honeymoon was huge. The first thing I did was take my battery grip off the bottom of my camera body. That saved me a ton of shoulder pain! Next, I thought about what I
They can get along and be the best of friends or they can be each others biggest enemy! I know for my sister and I, we went through the “enemy” phase in Middle school. We couldn’t stand each other. She would scream, I would grab her arm with my nails and say “SHHHH… If you cry to momma we’ll BOTH get in trouble for fighting!”. We had that type of relationship. However, believe it or not, we grew out of that phase when we entered high school. We would still have our moments of driving each other crazy, but for the most part, Emy and I slowly became really amazing friends. Now that we’re grown up and have moved on to college/married life….
stole the show for the beginning of Alex and Nikki’s downtown Richmond engagement session. (I’m getting kinda used to these sessions in the fan! They’re fun!) Charlie is Alex’s GORGEOUS Golden Retriever and little Roxie is Nikki’s Lopsa poo. Cutest little family ever! I loved my time with them, all four of them! After we left the furry ones at home and continued the session… I almost called Alex “Charlie” on several occasions. ha! Alex and Nikki are two of the sweetest, most down to earth people I have had the opportunity to work with. Walking around with those two and hearing their story and more about their wedding made me so thankful for my job!
TOTALLY covered the ENTIRE floor of our house this past Friday night. The study had sleeping bags, pillows and Vera Bradley duffles piled at high as the light switch and 32 high school girls came for the biggest sleepover I have EVER hosted. 32 girls… in our 1300 sq foot house! YIKES! Talked about cramped. Luckily these girls are amazing and all love each other so it worked out perfectly. I don’t know how 4 girls slept on one couch but they made it happen! Michael is the Upper school youth pastor at Gayton Baptist Church (pssst. if you are in the Richmond area and need a church home, check it out!). The thing about being married to someone in the ministry is that