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! >>
who follow us on instagram…. you may have seen that Bokeh has been traveling with us for a few days. He not only want on a sailing trip, he also went to a PHOTOGRAPHY conference!! We stayed at an incredible pet friendly hotel in Alexandria, ate dinner outside at a pet friendly restaurant and he then he actually attended part of the conference yesterday too!! We loved having him with us and he did GREAT! I was so proud!! It seriously felt like we had brought a child along that no one had met before because photographers LOVE meeting “our baby”! haha He was quite a hit with the ladies!
landed from our trip to Australia and got back into the routine of emails and blogging and laundry. Lots of laundry. One of the emails I sent was to Mary to let her know that her photographers were safe and sound and back into the US. She mentioned that she had purchased cute little umbrellas for all of her girls since there was a 80% chance of rain for all of Saturday. We left our house and started driving to Charlottesville on the day of the wedding and the clouds began to clear. Jason and Mary couldn’t stop talking about how amazing their supposedly rainy wedding day turned out. It wasn’t rainy at all! It was perfect. I believe the way they kept describing it was “This is INSANE! What is this?! It’s beautiful out there!”. They had a dream wedding day surrounded by their family and friends!!
been away from home for a while and that means that we’ve been away from Bokeh for a while. So, we have decided to include him in some of the upcoming events in our life. The first thing was a sailing trip! Our sweet friends Buddy and Jill invited us to join their family on an afternoon sail on Sunday. Since we were already going to be in DC for a conference, we decided this would be a fun way to take a day off before another busy week begins. We ALSO decided that Bokeh should join us because he was already going to be joining us for the conference! (YAY for pet friendly hotels!!!)
back home and are getting adjusted to the eastern time zone from being on the other side of the world and it’s tough! Our bodies don’t know WHAT we’re telling them to do. So please forgive this late Friday post because my body thinks it’s 10pm and not 10am! Weird! Anyway, I realized after posting about recent features yesterday that there were a lot of questions about publishing and submitting work. So today’s post is dedicated to answering those FAQ’s!
mom was at my house the other day and she saw The Knot magazine sitting on my coffee table. I picked it up and said “Oh! Momma look at this!” and I proceeded to show her some of the spreads that were filled with my images. I was excited about it and I’m always thrilled to see my work in print but I wasn’t running around the house SCREAMING like I would have been a few years ago. Momma looked at me and said “Do you remember when you used to say that it was your BIGGEST dream to have your pictures in a magazine?”. I do remember those days. And hearing her say that made me extra thankful for where our