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! >>
I’m going to go out on a limb today and say that today’s post is probably one of my FAVORITE blog posts of all time!! Besides my own wedding post, this is one of the most exciting posts to write!! You all saw a couple of weeks ago that my little sister got engaged!! She called me to tell me the news and I cried. Then, Michael and I drove to State College, PA a few days later to spend the day with the newly engaged couple! That was a surprise in and of itself!! Well…. Emy thought that was it. She got engaged, it was wonderful and perfect, we surprised her with a visit and that was it.
at the Howard County Conservancy and it was 70 degrees in November. How did we get so lucky? I have no idea! As I’m writing this, I’m listening to school closures and winter weather warnings and I’m so thankful that we had such a beautiful day for Justin and Brooke’s engagement shoot! We met at the Conservancy and the location options were limitless. I should have known that this would be a fabulous location because Brooke is not only an English professor, she’s a photographer as well!
all of these “Weekend Wrap Up’s” and Mash-up Monday posts and I always think to myself “I wanna do a weekend recap one day!!”… And then I realize, “Oh wait, I already do, they are called wedding posts”. It’s true…. if I was to blog and recap my weekends the past 6 months it would be wedding after wedding after wedding… well not this weekend people!!!! This weekend Michael and I spent our time a little differently and I’m excited to share it with you! This weekend we were chaperone’s for our Youth Group’s annual fall retreat.
have to preface these posts with “I’m a not a senior portrait photographer”. I wish I could be because they are so much fun!! However, because of our wedding workload, becoming a portrait photographer isn’t really an option in this season of life. However, I do offer a few portrait sessions to our friends from church who are graduating and moving on to the next season of life! This past Wednesday, it was Hunter’s turn! Hunter has always been one of the sweetest guys in the whole youth group.
were building our house, we were really picky about our garage doors. This wasn’t because I was a crazy, first time home builder, it was because those garage doors were going to act as a workshop backdrop. Ha! You should have seen the look on our construction managers face when I said “We need the european style doors for photo shoots”. I’m sure that was a first!! Luckily we got the barn-like, european doors and they work perfectly as a clean backdrop for our styled shoot! Our neighbors probably think we’re crazy but that’s ok!!