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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! >>

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.

Wedding Wednesday

Engagement Session | What to Wear
engagement-outfit-inspiration

First

of all, I know it’s not Wednesday. I may still be thrown off a little by our long trip to a different time zone but I DO know what day it is! The honest truth is this… this post was supposed to go up yesterday… on WEDNESDAY. However, I was speaking at a local high school’s photo class and I didn’t have time to get this post together before walking out of the door. So, I’m blogging a Wedding Wednesday post on a Thursday and I’m sure that’s going to drive some people CRAZY!! ha! Oh well.

Bokeh & Molly

Learning to be Buds
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She

came into our lives back in mid January and Bokeh boy didn’t know what to do. For two years, he had been the star of the show… the one and only bichpoo in the family. Now there were two and he wasn’t the only puppy that his grandparents loved. I have never seen a dog act more like a human than when Bokeh showed his jealously of Molly! It was so obvious that he wasn’t loving this new life change one bit!! They are technically brother and sister and so it makes sense that they wouldn’t get along immediately.

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