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! >>
met them at Gravelly Point, a park outside of DC right next to the airport! This was a perfect location for them because they spend many summer afternoons at this place on the water. Michael and I headed up to meet Adam and Sarah last Friday and we loved getting to know these two! Michael doesn’t always get to accompany me on engagement shoots but when he does, it’s a lot of fun. I love that Michael had a chance to meet yet another amazing 2014 couple!! Adam and Sarah are awesome. Their smiles and their joy is so evident in their images and if they were this happy on their
brothers stepped up to the microphone at reception and explained that even though they were young when Rosie came into Jeff’s life, they remembered seeing him change… and it was a good change. Rosie and Jeff started dating in high school… and while some say high school is too early to seriously date someone, I think these two would disagree. There are only a few people in the world that are lucky enough to meet their soulmate in high school and Jeff and Rosie are one of those couples!! Their love has been growing for one another for so many years! They fell in love as teenagers, went to college together and then moved to NY for grad school and now, as of Sunday afternoon, they are officially Mr. and Mrs.!!! I loved watching them say their vows and exchange rings! After each part of the ceremony, they would smile and squeee one another’s hands because they knew they were closer and closer to being husband and wife!!
was a summer intern for our church’s youth group our second summer here in Richmond. We saw each other at youth group and other church events and I just loved Sarah. She has the sweetest personality and is so easy to talk to. We started meeting up for coffee every now and then and the more I got to know her, the more I loved her heart. She’s so passionate about her friends and her faith and I have loved seeing her grow over the past few years! One of my favorite sarah-dates was when we went to Jason’s Deli and she told me about Chris.
about the start shooting a wedding at a cathedral. It was one of our amazing 2012 couple’s wedding day and everything was going so so well! Getting ready, first look, portraits, everything had been perfect! We arrive to the beautiful cathedral where the ceremony would be taking place and I notice that there are BRIGHT spotlights on the altar. So bright that you can feel the heat from them when you’re standing under them!! Me being nosy and not wanting to bother anyone, I started looking for the dimmer switch. Unfortunately it was no where to be found and so I passed the priest in the hallway and mentioned my concern.
is one characteristic that I wish every high schooler had, it would be motivation and the ability to dream BIG…. ok those are two things. I think it’s sad when I meet students that are completely satisfied with the status quo and have no real ambitions for the future. Hadley could not be further from that type of high school student. Since I met her, I have known that she was driven and that she had leadership qualities! However, I met Hadley when she was first starting high school and so I’ve seen her actually watched her grow and realize just how much of a leader she is and what she is capable of over the last 3 years.