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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! >>

Time to Relax

Portraits of Us | Santa Barbara, CA
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Today

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!

The Power of Journaling

A Life-Enhancing Tool
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This

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.

WPPI - Where are We?!

2014 Speaking Schedule
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You know

it’s going to be a busy week when your husband has to create a chart showing your schedule! We’re so excited about being in Vegas for WPPI! I’m trying to work on my talks and not let the nerves get to me. This is the second half of our trip and it feels like we’ve been gone for WEEKS! A 15 day trip to multiple conferences is no joke!! At least we’re surrounded by friends from all over the country… and a few Canadians:)… it makes the long trip fun and entertaining! So the longer we’re out here, the more I realize just how thankful I am for the friendships that I have formed in this industry.

United 2014

A Recap
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It’s hard

to believe that our trip is only half way done. We arrived in Vegas last night and we’re gearing up for a great day of coaching today! This is when I’m realizing just how thankful I am that I’m not by myself. Having Michael with me makes everything 100x easier and I can’t help but remember what it used to be like. There were two years where Michael flew out to Vegas for WPPI for literally 48 hours because he had a full time job and were constantly battling to see each other and keep this business moving forward. I’m so grateful that we’re officially a team these days!! So! How was UNITED you ask? Well let me tell you!

Matt + Samantha | Engaged

A Laguna Beach Engagement | Destination Wedding Photographer
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There

are moments when all of the pieces just fall together…. perfectly. This past Friday was one of those moments. Matt and Samantha are getting married this spring but between Sam’s intense class schedule and Matt’s military schedule, scheduling an engagement with their east coast wedding photographer proved to be quite a challenge!! Sam is in VA and Matt is stationed in San Diego and they are pros at the long distance relationship thing. As Sam and I were emailing

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