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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! >>

Meet Hannah

A Countryside Senior Shoot
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Now I

have to explain why I’m posting some senior shoots. For those of you that have followed us for a while, you know why I randomly shoot these sessions. However, if you’re new to the blog, I should explain some of our back story! Michael was a high school youth pastor for almost 3 years. We absolutely loved that season of life and during those years as youth leaders, we met so many incredible kids! It’s hard to believe but this year’s seniors were the BABIES when we first arrived at Gayton Baptist! It’s so crazy to photograph them and see young women and not little 8th graders!!

David + Alyson | Engaged

A Classic Richmond Engagement Shoot
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emailed me with exclamation marks and an undeniable excitement that I could feel through the words she typed! Alyson contacted me right after David popped the question and her joy was contagious! Not only had she just gotten engaged, she had the most PERFECT proposal in Colorado while visiting David’s family. They had an incredible week biking, hiking, alpine sliding, etc and just when Alyson thought that it couldn’t get any better, David asked her to watch the sunrise with him. Despite the early wake up call, she met him for the sunrise and then they traveled to a nearby park only to find a few men setting up a hot air balloon!!

The Collection

A Mini-Guide Update!
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Today

is a coaching day at our house!! We’re busy making sure the house doesn’t look like too much of a disaster and hiding our piles of laundry that still need to be folded. Coming back from two back-to-back trips has left our bedroom looking like a small bomb went off! Anyway, that’s not the point of this post… the point of this post is to give an update on The Collection!! It’s hard to believe this but it has actually been TWO MONTHS since we launched this crazy idea! For those of you that haven’t heard of The Collection yet, it’s an

Hector + Kathryn

A Dominion Club Wedding | Richmond Wedding Photographer
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This

is a wedding that we have been looking forward to for YEARS… literally!! When we were in school at CNU, I remember Kathryn and Hector starting to talk and then date. It was exciting!! They have always been one of those couples that everyone is cheering on!! I think that’s because everyone can tell that these two were made for one another! They are both driven, passionate, loyal, hard working, brilliant and incredibly genuine! After 6 years of dating, Hector and Kathryn finally tied the knot this past Sunday!! It was QUITE a celebration!! We always knew that the first Fitzgerald wedding was going to be amazing… not because of the gorgeous venue or beautiful decor, but because they are just an awesome family! You can’t find another family as enthusiastic as theirs!! Their excitement and joy for this wedding was so evident!!

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Meet Crossley

A Country Senior Shoot
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I can’t

even believe that I’m writing this right now. I can’t believe this beautiful girl is a SENIOR!! Starting tomorrow, Crossley is starting the LAST year of her high school career and I couldn’t be more excited for her! When Michael and I first moved to Richmond, Crossley was one of the youngest girls in the youth group. She was so full of life and energy and I was immediately drawn to her! I’ve been drawn to her every since. She’s just one of those girls that brings joy to your life whenever you’re around her! I have loved getting to know this amazing girl over the years. She loves so deeply and cares about people so much.