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! >>
days it can be 50 degrees and it feels like 65! Other days, it can be 50 degrees and feel like 30!! Well, last Wednesday it was in the 50′s but it was FREEZING! The sun was shining but the wind was roaring through DC during my eshoot with Mike and Kelly! They were such great sports about the temperature and the never ending wind that kept blowing hair in their faces. That’s how you know you are working with GREAT couples. If they can make it work in less than ideal conditions, then I have struck gold in the client department! I had been waiting to meet Mike and Kelly for a while now. They are getting married this coming fall
when life is getting a little crazy if you don’t remember the past month flying by. March was SO busy but it was a GREAT month!! Now it’s time to get down to business. April marks the beginning for us! We will be shooting weddings from now until November with a few little breaks here and there. Thankfully, April isn’t maxed out with weddings! I think God knew that we were going to be a little busy with the home building process. It’s almost a full time job trying to prepare for the move. Not only do we have to prep our current house for renters, we also have to prep for the NEW house!! So much to do! Here are a few HOUSE goals for April:
previously, we tried to have a “go with the flow” attitude on our RV adventure out west! It served us well…. especially on night 4! We were headed to Monterey with when Jill and Michael randomly found a campground that they wanted to try out. It wasn’t our original plan but we decided to go for it. It was advertised as being close to “The Dunes”. We had no idea what that meant or what it was going to look like but the campground was well kept and they had SHOWERS so we pulled in and hooked everything up for the night.
winter months for a photographer can be dreadful at times. It’s cold, and dark and for people like me who love COLOR, it can seem somewhat lifeless. I love winter but when it comes to photography, it’s not my favorite season. Well, I’m happy to announce that those days are over for 2013! Sure, it’s still chilly and the temperature for VA has not been normal for late March however, the grass is beginning to turn green and slowly but surely, spring is starting to show through!! I noticed this last weekend while I was shooting Mike and Kristin’s eshoot on the Southside of Richmond. This was my first 2013
our whole trip, we tried to find a good balance between a “Planned/Carefree” mindset. We knew our timeframe for each stop and we also knew the BIG stuff we wanted to see, but we showed up to different locations without a set PLAN as to what we would be doing. For example, as we approached the city of San Francisco, Michael was driving and I heard them mention that they wanted to rent scooters for the next day to tour the city. Jill immediately got on her phone and looked up reviews for San Fran scooter rentals…. we quickly dismissed that idea.