Winter 2013 | Valentine’s Day | Styled Bridal Session | Richmond, VA

If you had told me a year ago that I’d be shooting a styled wedding in Virginia with Katelyn James I wouldn’t have believed you…

But, I did.

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The color palette was just perfect for being so close to Valentine’s Day! Bright pops of fuchsia and a vibrant shade of yellow really brightened up the day. Those are just two colors that make you feel like you have to smile.

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I sought out Katelyn James Workshop to get another photographer’s opinion on how I was doing running this business. I wanted a fresh, new perspective and that is exactly what I got. I wanted to attend one with someone that didn’t have quite the same style that I had. I did that purposely. I photograph how I want, and post-process the way I feel fits me best. Katelyn’s work-flow is very efficient, and straightforward which is another reason I knew this was the right workshop for me. I don’t attend workshops hosted by photographer’s local to me if offered just because I feel like I need to step out of the box from time to time, and just do me! :) While that is what works for myself – I’m sure it doesn’t work for everyone. I’m not a big workshop buff, but do think they are valuable every now and then to gain new clarity in ways to improve what I’m currently doing (and making new friends — heyyyyy added bonus, right?). I had a fantastic time, and Katelyn is just wonderful. I have nothing but good things to say.

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If anyone wants more information on Katelyn James’ Workshop Experience feel free to contact me for a review, but I’m sure the images and this post speak for themselves!

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I warned you earlier…. How perfect a shoot is this for Valentine’s? Did I mention Virginia is for Lovers apparently? How fitting…

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The flowers were to die for, and the cake so much fun!

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I had a great time and learned invaluable information. Made a ton of new photography friends, and took away a wee bit more self-confidence! Who doesn’t love feeling good about themselves on Valentine’s? Thanks to everyone that has helped me on this journey along the way. I really truly am very appreciative!

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Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!

Shoot Credits:
Photographer: Katelyn James Photography / Floral design and Fashion Styling: Janie Medley Flora Design from The Bride’s Cafe / Creative Direction and Styling: Dana FitzGerald / Dress: Ivy and Aster from Bella Bridesmaid in Richmond, VA / Cake: Candy Valley Cake Company / Makeup: Emily Hudspeth / Invitations: Page Stationery / Venue: Historic Mankin Mansion / Models: Tori + Aaron of Marvelous Things Photography / Flowers: Fifty Flowers
Workshop Credits:
Thanks to the amazing sponsors that supported The Workshop Experience:
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Comments

  1. Love these Taylor!! They turned out beautifully! It was so great to meet you last week!

  2. Lovety love love love them all! So gorgeous and crisp! Glad you had a good trip!!

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