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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! >>

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!

Taylor + Amanda

A Colorful Fall Wedding | Selinsgrove, PA
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This past

weekend Michael and I drove up to Selinsgrove, PA for Taylor and Amanda’s wedding! Last time we saw them, we were almost run over by wild horses on Assateague island during their engagement shoot!! We had so much fun with them this summer that we had high expectations for their wedding! We knew it was going to be a blast and we weren’t disappointed! Michael and I pulled through the adorable little town and quickly arrived at the Stone Barn. What a cute venue!! This property is full of awesome old barns and it’s settled beside a creak. The ceremony was tucked under the trees beside the water and it was such a peaceful location for a wedding! The portrait locations were limitless! I was in heaven!! Old barns, tall grass, beautiful trees, ivy covered walls…. I could go on and on!

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Mike + Lauren | Engaged

A Carter's Mountain Orchard Engagement Shoot
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We met

at CNU because we sang on Worship Team together for Intervarsity! Gosh that seems like another world! We’ve been out in the real world for quite some time and it’s hard to believe that it has been almost 5 years since that season of our life!! Lauren was always the loyal, dependable member of worship team that was always on time!! I remember having conversations about her wedding way back then. At the time, I had just started my business! I wasn’t even that GOOD yet and still Lauren insisted that one day, I would photograph her wedding! Well, that time has come!!!

Four Years!

Happy Anniversary Michael!
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Around

this time four years ago I was getting my hair and makeup done…. only to have my fake eyelashes fall off a few hours later. :) I stressed about so much about my wedding and when the day finally arrived… I could have cared less! I look at our images and I don’t remember ever touching up my makeup (I probably should have!). We rode in a convertible from the ceremony to the reception and my hair was A MESS! …. But I didn’t fix it. I was having the time of my life! Those minor details didn’t phase me. I’m so thankful that despite the stressful planning process, our wedding was an absolute DREAM…

Michael + Kendall | Engaged

A Charlottesville Engagement Shoot | UVA
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I normally

give the weatherman the benefit of the doubt. If he says it’s a 15% chance of rain, we don’t cancel sessions… that’s just not smart. There was a small chance of scattered showers on Friday evening and so we decided to go ahead with our engagement shoot with Michael and Kendall in Charlottesville! We arrived at our first location and as soon as they pulled up, the sprinkles started. I hate having to make the judgement calls in situations like this but it’s my job… so I made the executive decision to travel 20 minutes down the road to UVA’s campus