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! >>
hard to believe that I’m blogging this beautiful wedding that was shot on a 70 degree day and it’s currently snowing outside!! What is up with this weather?! I’ll admit that I’m a little jealous of these two. Matt and Ashleigh are in the Maldive Islands for the next two weeks!! What an amazing honeymoon! They deserve an amazing honeymoon following their amazing wedding day. I’ve been looking forward to this wedding for several months now. I knew from the very beginning that this sweet couple cares deeply about their photography. It was an honor to be their photographer and capture their beautiful wedding day. As we walked out of the hotel for the first look, the warm air and soft breeze was a pleasant surprise. With the weather we have been having recently, Saturday was such a gift!
truly love this season of our life and our business. Having the opportunity to speak and share our hearts for this industry is such an honor. I don’t take it lightly. Whether it’s 5 people or 500, it’s a privilege to be asked to speak somewhere! As I was preparing my talk for the CLIC Conference that took place last Friday and Saturday, I realized just how AWESOME this was going to be. Not my talk…. the conference! That came out wrong! The CONFERENCE was going to be amazing because to my knowledge, there has never been a photography conference quite like this for women in this area. What a treat this was!
tax season… a season that we all dread. We have a great CPA that takes great care of us but no one really LOVES tax season. We’re very thankful for a great year financially but we are NOT looking forward to April 15th. Yikes. Anyway! Since we have been gathering records, receipts and documents for our tax return, it reminded me of a purchase that I am SO THANKFUL for!! This past November I was fed up with my laptop. Was it broken? No…. but it was MASSIVE. I bought that 17″ MacBookPro before I entered the “traveling” season of our business.
I’m changing my mind. Earlier this week I blogged and mentioned that I was ok with more snow! I’m sure a ton of people disagreed with me. I enjoyed a slow day on Monday but today, Michael informed me that there is a chance of snow AGAIN next week!! WHAT?! Ok this is where I draw the line! I love winter. I love snow. I love snow days and all that come with them…. but I think I’m ready to say LETS MOVE ON!! Spring is welcome. I’m ready for it. Bring it on!! I’m pulling out my flip flops!! There are a few things I REALLY looking forward to! :
is probably my MOST asked question in Coaching sessions, FAQ emails and workshops. I encourage blogging for SO many reasons….. if I were to explain to you ALL of the reasons I blog, it would take about an hour!! I just shared this at the UNITED conference in Santa Barbara and the more I talk and share about it, the more I realize how many people need to hear about it! Blogging has done wonders for our business. So when I teach about blogging and why it’s SO important, my #1 question from my audience is “Well how do you get people to FOLLOW you?!”. That’s a legitimate question! Why blog when no one is