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! >>
hardest part about the styled shoots at our workshops is that I can’t show the images immediately!! I loved absolutely everything about this shoot from our November workshop and I have been waiting to show it off for months now! Amanda from Anthomanic did it again! Her styling talent is just insane and I was blown away with this shoot! The colors, the theme, the models, the details… it was amazing from start to finish! Amanda has styled so many gorgeous shoots but this is by far one of my favorites and I’m so excited to share!!!
parts of our 15 day adventure to the west coast that just seemed surreal…. like the moment I saw my images displayed life-size at the PASS booth on the WPPI Tradeshow floor! Or the time I saw my name on the WPPI speaker list for the first time! And the moment Buddy and Jill walked into our hotel room after we spent a full day thinking that their flight was going to be cancelled!! So many amazing moments with amazing people. Michael and I have told so many people who have asked about our trip that it was exhausting but so exciting at the same time. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
you guys were right. I spent a lot of time freaking out about not having anyone show up to my talk and we had an amazing turnout this past Tuesday night! I still can’t believe it’s over and I can officially say that I spoke at one of the largest photography conferences in the world. That’s pretty exciting and I’m honored that I had this incredible opportunity!!! Now before I share some fun highlights of this experience, you have to hear this story. So, at WPPI, you can do something called “Pre-boarding”. This is when you signup to attend a class before the conference begins to claim a seat!
I can relax. I seriously feel like I just took the largest final exam of my life. My college memories of preparing and practicing and stressing for a big presentation came flooding back to me this week as I prepared to speak at WPPI for the very first time. I can’t wait to share more about that experience later on this month. It was such a honor to be a speaker at a convention that I have attended since the very first year I started my business!! So today I have no voice but I’m feeling AWESOME because it’s DONE!
has been something that I have been wanting to blog about for a while now! Why? Well, because journaling has been a huge part of my life since my high school days! Whenever I meet up with high school girls that are going through a tough season of life or a difficult situation, I encourage them to journal about it. Now before all of the guys totally check out of this post… let me explain! Journaling isn’t a DIARY!! It’s so much more than that! For me, journaling started as a way to document my life.