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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! >>

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FAQ's about Submissions, Publications and Being Featured
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Well we

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!

Featured

The Knot Magazine, Style My Pretty, Grey Likes Weddings, Baltimore Bride
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My

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

Guest Post By Caroline Logan

5 Ways to Be Taken Seriously as a Young Photographer
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Several

years ago I hosted a workshop in Richmond and had a young high schooler travel ALL the way down from PA to attend!! This amazing girl was Caroline Logan. Caroline has done nothing but impress us from day one. I thought I started early when I was barely 20 but she blew me out of the water!! She started shooting before she could DRIVE!! She has worked so hard over the last several years and her hard work has pair off. She’s incredibly talented and her business is thriving!! As I was beginning to write a post about how to be taken seriously when you’re young… I realized that I’m not that young anymore!!!

The Australian Workshop

Sneak Peek
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It’s hard

to believe it’s over! Just like that… our first international workshop is done and we’re currently in a hotel room trying desperately to get our checked bags AND our carry-on bags under the weigh restriction! (Because in Australia, your checked bag can only be 7 kilos! Weird!) It all went by so so fast… and since we’re in the midst of our wedding season, we have to come home too soon. But now that we have sweet friends here, we have so many reasons to come back for a visit!!!

Good Things

Wifey for Lifey Hoodies! | A Lace & Loyalty Giveaway
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A package

came in the mail last week and Michael said “Oh! I know what this is!”. I could tell by the tone in his voice that it was a gift! He handed the package to me and I opened it. It was a one of Lace and Loyalty’s adorable “Wifey for Lifey” gold foil hoodies!! I loved it!!! Michael is such a great gift giver. And he’s so good at keeping all of his gifts a secret! After I opened my new hoodie, I instagrammed it and people LOVED it! After realizing that how much everyone loved it, I thought “Hm, I’m a wedding photographer… this would be a GREAT giveaway!!!”.