everything you need to know 

The Wedding Experience

Hey there! I'm Katie - the face and heart behind Katie James Photography. Wedding photographer and mom to two wild little boys.

My true passion is working with couples and capturing the most joyous moments. Every love story deserves to be captured in a beautiful and timeless way, and my goal is to deliver classic wedding images that will be treasured for years to come.

Meet your photographer

photographer, mama, and your biggest cheerleader.


Here it is - the moment you've been waiting anxiously for since you climbed into the getaway car at the end of your perfect day. Seeing your pictures! We'll have a sneak peek of your wedding up on our blog within two weeks of the wedding day, and then your final gallery will arrive in your email inbox within 4-8 weeks of the wedding.

Gallery Delivery

The big day!


It's wedding day! We've worked closely together over the last few months to make sure your day and photography timeline is exactly how you've always dreamed. We will arrive ready to capture every moment of this magical day - from details to first looks to the sparkler exit! We work hard to make sure you get all of the photos you love without sacrificing time with your family and friends!


Once you're booked, the next step is to plan your engagement session! We'll discuss the time of year that you want your session as well as location options. I also help with styling by sending you our Engagement Style Guide and our Stylist Tool that will help you decide the exact look that you want for your session! After the session, you'll receive your online gallery within 3 weeks.

Engagement Session

Let's chat!


The first step to booking Katie James for your wedding is to inquire via the Contact page of our website. Once the form has been submitted, you'll receive a questionnaire where you can tell us all about the vision you have for your wedding day photography. I'll be in touch shortly to discuss our availability and pricing. We can schedule a call to chat further before a proposal and contract is sent!

the wedding experience

step by step, here's what to expect

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I do not expect you to be an expert at taking photos. Don't worry about posing or feeling awkward in front of the camera. At your engagement session, you'll have fun AND get beautiful pictures!

We shoot your wedding day with a combination of posed and natural images. We make sure to capture all the classic images you want while also catching the in-between glances & touches as well.

Our favorite time of the wedding day is sunset when we steal the two newlyweds away for a couple minutes of golden hour pictures.

During your reception, we will be right beside you breaking it down on the dance floor.

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"From the beginning, Katie and Blake made us feel like our wedding day was a priority. They were personable, fun, and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. They captured our wedding day so beautifully. I look back at the photos and feel like I can perfectly relive each moment of the day. We absolutely loved our experience with Katie James Photography!"
— Sarah and Justin

"I look back at the photos and feel like I can perfectly relive each moment of the day."

"Katie and Blake are the epitome of perfect. From the moment we met the two of them, I knew they were going to capture our love in the most amazing way possible. One of my favorite things about them is that they constantly kept us smiling and laughing. Our pictures were one of the most important things about our wedding day, and I could not have asked for more than what Katie and Blake did for us."
— Kaycie & Will

"one of my favorite things is that they constantly kept us smiling and laughing."

"Not only is their work phenomenal, but they both are very personable and fun to work with. They both make you feel very comfortable when working with them, and will do anything to get the perfect shot. They love what they do and and they are a phenomenal team. No matter how stressful the situation can be, they are always calm and collected."
—  Hannah + Blake

"Not only is their work phenomenal, but they both are very personable and fun to work with."

"On our wedding day and all the days leading up to it, Katie and Blake were so amazing! They checked in with us, sent questionnaires, gave us a sample timeline. I am so happy we found them and were blessed enough to work with them! The pictures turned out gorgeous! And they definitely know how to capture the sweet moments and know how to make you laugh so you can get good, sweet pictures with each other. "
—  Kelly and Zach

"they definitely know how to capture the sweet moments and make you laugh."


In order to provide the best experience for our KJ couples, we only accept 15 weddings per year. Because of this, we tend to book up at least a year in advance. We recommend booking your photographer first thing after choosing a date and venue.

how far in advance do i need to book you for my wedding?

After the wedding day, we will share a sneak peek of your images to our blog within a week. Your full gallery will arrive to your inbox within 4-6 weeks of the wedding day.

how long will it take to get our photos delivered?

We are big fans of first looks! However, we will also never pressure our couples into doing something they do not want to do. We will simply help share the pros and cons of both options.

Do you recommend a "first look" on the wedding day?

We suggest planning for a minimum of 8 hours of photography on the wedding day. The KJ Wedding Experience includes 8 hours but couples have the option to add more time.

how many hours should we set aside for wedding photos?

We love working with new photographers looking to get into weddings. Send us a note and we can chat about having you shadow us on a shoot or wedding day.

Do you offer any consulting for other photographers?

We love continuing to work with our past KJ couples for anniversaries, maternity sessions, and as their families continue to grow over the years. We typically do not shoot extended families or groups over 5 people.

Do you photograph families or large groups?

I have several seconds that I work with on the wedding day. I cannot promise anyone specific as all of my seconds are also successful wedding photographers, but you can trust that they will be so much fun to work with and capture beautiful images!

who is your second on the wedding day?

For sessions, I typically deliver around 100 edited images. For weddings, you can expect to receive roughly 50-75 images per hour that we are shooting. We do not deliver RAW images.

Do you deliver every image from our shoot?

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