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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! >>

Dan + Katelyn

Pippin Hill Farm Wedding | Charlottesville, Virginia Wedding Photographer
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I walked

into Pippin Hill’s gorgeous bridal suite and was greeted with a high pitched “Aw, Hi!!!!!!!!” from Katelyn! Katelyn is one of those brides that just makes you feel like a million bucks first thing on a wedding day! I just love her! And after a few minutes hanging out with her sweet family and friends, I fell in love with them too! As the wedding day went on, I learned so much about Dan and Katelyn. I knew that they were high school sweethearts but I never would have guessed that Dan had long hair at one point! Or that they had a long distance relationship for quite some time.Toast after toast, story after story, I started to see just how amazing their relationship is. People flew in from all over the world to celebrate with Dan and Katelyn and it was beautiful from beginning to end!

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Matt + Meredith | Engaged

A Rustic Mountain Engagement Shoot
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Michael

and I love our job. We love that we get to create ART… we love that we get to serve our amazing couples… and we also love that we meet so many amazing new friends in the industry. Last July we drove to Fredericksburg, Virginia and photographed Matt and Kat’s beautiful summer wedding! We worked alongside some incredible vendors… one of them being Matt from Pine River Films! He was sweet, so easy to work with and his films are awesome! We love meeting new vendors…. but we love it even more when those vendors get engaged and contact us!! How lucky are we?!

Meet Abby

A Country Senior Shoot
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I have

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!

Ryan + Sarah | Engaged

Branch House Engagement Shoot | Richmond, VA
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They

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!!

Shaun + Arielle | Engaged

A Church Hill Engagement Session | Richmond Wedding Photographer
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As soon

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!