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! >>
several people in my life that are always so much fun to be around! They are the type of people that make boring things entertaining, the people who can make sad moments less sad and the people who make exciting things 10X more exciting!!!!! Abby is one of those people. Her smile, her laugh and her sense of humor makes her so much fun to hangout with! Her whole family is that way! We love the Jones’!! We love them so much that we decided to build a house RIGHT next door to them!
arrived for their engagement shoot and some of the first few words out of their mouths were “We’ve been waiting for this for SO LONG!”!!! Needless to say, I adored them from the very beginning! Ryan and Sarah are the best couple! Sarah has the SWEETEST smile and cutest laugh! And Ryan looks at Sarah like she’s the only girl in the world… they are a a dream to photograph! Their modeling skills combined with the rich colors and changing leaves in Richmond made for an incredible engagement shoot on Monument Avenue this week!!
as Shaun and Arielle pulled up, I saw the fluff moving in the back seat. They got out of the car and I gave them a hug…. and then Willow hopped out! She’s the cutest miniature golden doodle you’ll ever meet!! We have a soft place in our hearts for poodle mixes since we’re obsessed with our own! They’re smart, loyal , well behaved and last but not least…. they’re photogenic! :) Willow wasn’t the only one who was photogenic, her parent’s were also!! Shaun and Arielle started their session just trusting that I knew what I was doing when it came to poses and by the end of their shoot, they were posing on their own!
weekend Michael and I drove up to Selinsgrove, PA for Taylor and Amanda’s wedding! Last time we saw them, we were almost run over by wild horses on Assateague island during their engagement shoot!! We had so much fun with them this summer that we had high expectations for their wedding! We knew it was going to be a blast and we weren’t disappointed! Michael and I pulled through the adorable little town and quickly arrived at the Stone Barn. What a cute venue!! This property is full of awesome old barns and it’s settled beside a creak. The ceremony was tucked under the trees beside the water and it was such a peaceful location for a wedding! The portrait locations were limitless! I was in heaven!! Old barns, tall grass, beautiful trees, ivy covered walls…. I could go on and on!
at CNU because we sang on Worship Team together for Intervarsity! Gosh that seems like another world! We’ve been out in the real world for quite some time and it’s hard to believe that it has been almost 5 years since that season of our life!! Lauren was always the loyal, dependable member of worship team that was always on time!! I remember having conversations about her wedding way back then. At the time, I had just started my business! I wasn’t even that GOOD yet and still Lauren insisted that one day, I would photograph her wedding! Well, that time has come!!!