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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! >>

Connect Retreat 2014

Rome, Georgia
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home is such a mix of emotions…. and that’s a good thing. Michael and I have spent the last 4 days in Rome, GA for the CONNECT Marriage retreat. I’m thankful that I wasn’t ready to leave . I’m thankful that I wish we had more time there because that means that we had an AMAZING week. Incredible couples, hilarious relationship building exercises and time to re-connect with our spouses an old friends… what could be better?! I’ll tell you what could be better…. having all of this amazingness in one place and have Chickfila food!! :)

Ask Anything

Give Them What They Want! Spoil your Florists!
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I LOVE

a good guest post!! Why? Because it’s REFRESHING to hear from someone other than ME sometimes!! I love blogging but when you’re away for a week and you know that one of your favorite vendors has some GREAT information to share with your readers, you jump at the chance for a guest post!! Amanda and I have been friends for a couple of years now and I’m seriously SO grateful for this girl!! Her talent is unreal and her passion for her business inspiring! She specializes in wedding and floral design and owns Anthomanic, located up in Stafford, VA.

Meet Savannah

Glen Allen Senior Portraits
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I feel

feel like my senior posts all sounds the same to some degree…. “I can’t believe she’s a SENIOR!!!… I feel OLD!”. It’s true….. Savannah was so so young when we first met her and now she’s graduating and heading off to CNU!!! YAY!! We are so proud and we’re not even her parents! She’s such a great fit for our alma mater and we couldn’t be happier for her! Actually, we may be a BIT jealous!! That school is just insane. It’s gorgeous and the campus is stunning. The leadership is top notch and we absolutely LOVE CNU!!!

Home Organization

How to Organize Personal Photos
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You’re

going to think I’m so strange but I actually find joy in creating new systems for organizing our life. Some of you think we’re uber organized and we’re not… you just see the parts of our lives that are “put together”. Yes, I labeled the shelves in our pantry… but I have an attic room that looks like a bomb went off in it! We’re not perfect…. and we’ll never be perfect… but we CAN be organized to some degree! I haven’t completely mastered this area of organization yet but I’m getting closer to really having a system that works. I obviously love photography… which means that I love having pictures of my family and our life.

This Time Last Year....

Looking Back
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time last year, we had just become a husband/wife team…. officially. We were about to start packing up our cute little house because the new house was almost done. We were learning how to “work together” and finding it to be a little difficult at times. We were worried about income and a down payment and health insurance. This time last year we were in a MASSIVE transition period in both our business and personal lives. It’s funny when you look back at certain seasons of your life and you realize just how CRAZY you were.

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