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Hi there! i’m katelyn.

Hello, and welcome to the KJ Blog! I'm Katelyn James, and my husband Michael and I are a wedding photography team based in Richmond, Virginia. We hope you grab some coffee (or a diet coke, in my case) and enjoy viewing our latest work, browsing resources for photographers, and getting a little peek into our life!  Read more...

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Nick + Brianna | Married

  • A Downtown Richmond Anniversary Shoot

One of the greatest joys of my business is that we have made friends with photographers from all over the world. I know friends by name in Australia, London, Hawaii, Germany, etc. It’s awesome! Years ago, I met Brianna through the KJ education world and we have been friends ever since!! I’ve always loved her sweet personality and beautiful smile. She’s so humble with her amazing work and to say she’s a bit talented is an understatement. She did coaching recently and was brainstorming a new brand and it wasn’t long before her dream was a full-fledged realty!

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Friends in Franklin

  • The Gray Family | 2016

Last year we did portraits one evening for this sweet family. This year we did the same thing but there was one VERY exciting change…. sweet little London Rain!! She’s precious!! Last year she was a cute little bump and it was amazing to finally get to meet her! We have been in Franklin, TN this week for a mastermind meet-up that Zach and Jody have hosted for a second year in a row. Amy Demos and I took family portraits for these amazing friends and these portraits are literally just a small way that we try to say THANK YOU for all that Zach and Jody have done for us!

WHICH LENS TO PHOTOGRAPH RECEPTION DETAILS

My Thought Process | Lens for Reception Details

  • Ask Anything

Last week I photographed my first greek wedding and the getting ready portion of the day was a bit different and challenging because of the lighting and because of our time restraint. So, I created a blog post that basically walked through what was going on inside of my head during that part of the day. In some ways, I sound crazy… but evidently, it was helpful! We’re so thankful for the response and so we decided to do it again!! If you’re enjoying these “case studies” of sorts from our recent weddings, let us know and we’ll continue to enhance these posts and keep them coming!!

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