We were sitting around the table and talking about their wedding plans and that’s when we officially decided that Jill and I were going to shoot their wedding TOGETHER!!! We were SO excited! Michael got the day off this time and even though we were a bit lost without our guys, Jill and I made a pretty awesome team!! Our styles may be different but our personalities are literally the same and so we had a blast shooting together! The only scary part of the day was when I drove us to the ceremony in the dark without my headlights on. Yikes! Michael does all of the driving in our family and so evidently I wasn’t used to being behind the wheel!!!

One of the reasons I was so excited about this wedding was because not only did I get to shoot it with one of my best friends but we also know and love Calvin and Britt personally…. AND they were getting married at Richmond’s newest wedding venue… The Quirk Hotel!!! This boutique hotel was the perfect venue for Calvin and Brittany’s elegant and intimate wedding celebration! The balloons fell at midnight while the band was playing and in that moment, I thought “This is LITERALLY everything they ever wanted for their wedding!!” and it was true! They were surrounded by their family and friends, ringing in the new year and celebrating their new marriage under the stars in downtown RVA!! It was such a dreamy night and I’ve been DYING to share these!!! Ps. Don’t miss their first look… it’s definitely one of my top 5!!

A big thank you to Noelle at Quirk for all of her help and hospitality!!! 

I’m just in love with the interior design of Quirk!! It’s so clean and bright with pops of light pink!

I want you to imagine Jill and I running around the lobby of Quirk shooting and squealing when we got something good! We would shoot and then swap details and then compare and share ideas. It was just the best!

How beautiful is this?! Go check Jill’s blog for more details! I love this invitation shot of hers!

Jill was with the girls while I was with the guys! Loved this shot of hers!

One of my favorites!

This is what they like to call, the “Griffith” laugh! Their whole family laughs like this and it’s contagious!

Oh my gosh… just the sweetest. Jill and I were crying just watching them cry! These moments were precious!

So classic!

Jill took some awesome groomsmen portraits! View more on her blog! 

Such a beautiful group!

I don’t normally include anything from family formals but I just loved these!

The brothers!

The laugh!

So many tears!!

One of my favorites!

This is from Jill’s angle! So many tears!

I know there are a lot of black and whites in a row but I really loved these congratulatory shots!

Calvin and his sweet mom!

How gorgeous is this?!

Loved this night shot with the Quirk sign!! I may have almost gotten hit by a few cars but it was worth the risk! :)

Happy New Year!!!!

Photography | Jillian Michelle Photography + Katelyn James Photography

Ceremony | St Giles Presbyterian Church

Reception | Quirk Hotel

Videography | Taylor Quinn

Florist | Andrea McDaniel

Cake | Siobhan Cooper + Christina Aquilina

Band | Common Wealth RVA

Invitations + Stationary | Minted

Hair + Makeup Artist | Emily Artistry

Dress | Urban Set Bride

Designer | Sottero + Midgley

Bridesmaid Dresses | J Crew

Groomsmen Tuxes | The Black Tux

Minister | Rev. Dr. Howard Griffith (Father of the Groom)

To view all of our other Weddings, CLICK HERE!

To view Calvin + Brittany’s Engagement Shoot, CLICK HERE!

xoxo, Katelyn
19 Comments Weddings
  1. Noelle Yount reply

    Katelyn! I LOVE these! Thank you so much for sharing these awesome pictures. We can’t wait to work with you again at Quirk!

  2. Marissa reply

    Wow this hotel is gorgeous! And I’m in love with all of the rooftop portraits!

  3. Sarah Anne Hayes reply

    So gorgeous, Katelyn! And that first look!! Every girl deserves a reaction like that from her guy! Love it!

  4. Melissa Jill reply

    Dream team!!!!! How fun was this!???? So many good ones! Amazing job Katelyn & Jill!!

  5. ashley reply

    Gah! That first look had me tearing up! So beautiful!!!

    Such a fun wedding! I hope I can shoot a NYE wedding one year! They seem so fun! :)

    Beautiful job to you and Jill! :)

  6. Claire Tennant reply

    Wow such a gorgeous wedding, I love the soft colour theme and bright and airy venue. Wish we did first looks here in the UK!

  7. Hannah Teague reply

    love love love!!

  8. Esme Fletcher reply

    Wow – LOVE this wedding – you are SO talented!! Love the style!

  9. Elizabeth reply

    Especially adoring the whole bridal party ones – so classy & joyful!!

  10. Wedding Photographer Cebu reply

    what an absolutely beautiful wedding, thanks for sharing =)

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  13. Joanna M reply

    I absolutely love your detail shots. It’s something I’ve been trying to improve on, because it’s my favourite thing to shoot!!

  14. K. Lenox Photography reply

    Absolutely stunning as always!! You’re amazing!

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    Loved every capture of this wedding day.

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    I love your photos!

  17. destination wedding photographer reply

    Nice collection of photos by Katelyn James. You had captured each and every moment of couple, for making their wedding memorable. Thank you for sharing lovely pictures with us .

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