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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! >>

Springtime

Bring It On!
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Ok

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! :

Ask Anything

How To Grow Your Blog Following
HOW-TO-INCREASE-YOUR-BLOG-TRAFFIC

This

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

Coaching

Samantha, Becca, Nicole, Michelle, Kay & Jaime
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The

last few months have been a whirlwind and we have had several coaching sessions mixed into our schedule! They were a blast! Two of them were out of town and I loved the change of scenery for headshots!! I think the most rewarding part of coaching is when I get a glimpse into these photographer’s lives. They’re all SO different. Different stories, different beginnings, new beginnings, different traditions and backgrounds….. This group kept me on my toes because all of them have different life situations.  This is why coaching never gets old!! …. Because it’s never the same!

The Bride & Groom Shower

Sweet Friends & Celebrations
bridal-inspiration

It’s

sleeting outside and Facebook is full of frustrated comments about how old man winter needs to go ahead and leave. I’m the odd ball that actually loves bad weather. Sure, it’s not ideal when it gets in the way of our plans, but it slows life down…. and I like that. We’re gearing up for wedding season but the last week has been so wonderful. We didn’t have much on the calendar. We had several just “stay at home” work days and I got a lot accomplished. So bring on one last snow storm because I like the way it feels when life comes to a stand still for a day…. AND I have wedding invitations to design!

Being Driven vs. Contentment

A Personal Struggle
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This

post has been on my heart and my mind for a while. When I blog posts like this… it starts as a random thought… and then I start paying attention to these certain aspects of our life and then normally something sparks the need to write it. This week this process happened rather quickly. I had a thought a few days ago about contentment vs. being driven. My thought led to questions and then I read a post that made it clear that I needed to blog about this. I’ve been realizing recently that I don’t really have an “off” switch.

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