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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! >>

Jazziest Time of the Year!

Jazz Nativity | This Weekend!
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Today

started early for me. It’s a Jazzy time of the year for us!! Our church puts on an incredible Jazz concert around Christmas time each year called Jazz Nativity. Last year we missed it because of a destination wedding and I hated not being a part of it! It’s such an awesome way to begin the Christmas season!! I’m singing this year and I’m always a little nervous. What makes me even MORE nervous is the fact that it’s almost SOLD OUT! All FIVE shows! What?! Wednesday morning (today!) at 7am we’ll be performing on the radio live on 100.9!

Party Barge 2014

A Western Caribbean Cruise | Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel
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I realize

that not everyone is going to find our vacation post entertaining… but I will say this… you can learn a lot about a person by their vacation photos!!! If you didn’t know Michael and I at ALL and you just randomly saw this post, you would probably think that we’re living the dream… and you wouldn’t be that far off. This was a dream vacation with such sweet friends. However, what you don’t see in this post are the last night breakdowns during wedding season because I’m feeling overwhelmed… or the lack of sleep that comes from shooting

Now is the Time!

Make Your Own Bridal Guide!
IT'S TIME... MAKE YOUR OWN

It took

me over TWO YEARS to get this project done! TWO! Want to know why? Because this is too big of a project to start from scratch! Making a 40+ guide for my brides wasn’t something that I could just make happen overnight…. and because it was so overwhelming, I avoided it. I would work on it for two or three days and then I would hit a wall and stop. After two years I realized I needed to dedicate a full week to creating this thing. I was so disappointed in myself for not getting it done. It was the never disappearing item on my to-do list and it was hanging over me. It was the one thing in my business that I just couldn’t seem to conqueror.

Happy Black Friday!

Annual 30% OFF Album Sale!
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We are

actually trying to enter the chaos and SHOP on Black Friday! Whew!! Wish us luck! For those that are staying at home and are waiting on cyber Monday, you can start EARLY!!! We’re hosting our ANNUAL BLACK FRIDAY ALBUM SALE today!! We have done this the past several years and we love it! It gives our couples (either past or present) a chance purchase albums at 30% OFF!! These are custom, handmade albums that are covered in genuine leather. They are stunning and so well made!

Thanksgiving 2014

Thankful for Our Puppy Sitters
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I always

judge how quickly a year goes by by how quickly Thanksgiving and Christmas come back around. I literally feel like we were JUST at home eating turkey in 2013!! 2014 FLEW by and I’m not sure how I feel about it. This was a crazy and exciting year for Michael and I. We’ve traveled at TON, we photographed almost 3 dozen weddings and a pile of engagement sessions. We took some pretty exciting vacations and we marked so many adventures off of our bucket list. The thing is, every time we leave, that means we’re leaving the Bokeh Boy….. and we can’t leave him by himself.