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Hey there! I’m Mattie, a wedding, senior, and family photographer based in Williamsburg, VA. Quite a few people have asked how I went about learning photography. I know many of you are seeking to learn as well! Let me take you on a journey through how I fell in love with photography and share a few favorite classes.

Colonial Williamsburg candid family photos in tulip gardens with yellow flowers by photographer Mattie Wezah

Since I was young, I’ve always loved traveling and capturing new places and people through my camera lens. It was my way of freezing those special moments and memories in time. When I became a mom, I started snapping away at my son, documenting every little grin and milestone. That’s when I realized photography wasn’t just a hobby anymore—it was something I wanted to dive deeper into.

I started practicing with family friends, learning as I went along. But I knew I needed more formal education to really refine my skills. That’s when I discovered Katelyn James’ courses. Her approach to photography just clicked with me. Her “Lighting and Location” class helped me understand how to use natural light to make my photos pop, no matter where I was shooting. And “All Access” gave me the mentorship feel I needed to gain confidence and finally turn my passion into a profession.

Through Katelyn’s classes and LOTS of practice sessions, I not only learned the technical stuff but also how to build real connections with the people I photograph. Because for me, it’s not just about snapping pictures—it’s about capturing genuine moments that tell a story. I love to build relationship – and if you’re learning photography, I highly encourage you to not forget that focus. 🙂

Now, I specialize in weddings, senior portraits, and capturing those unforgettable family moments. Every click of my camera is a chance to freeze time and create something meaningful.

If you’re looking to capture your own special moments with a photographer who’s passionate about storytelling, I’d love to chat. Let’s create some magic together!

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