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.




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.


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.

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!


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


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


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!


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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  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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