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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...

Michael is turning 30

Michael is Turning 30!!!

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It feels really surreal to be writing this. I think it’s easier for couples who met each other in the mid-twenties to celebrate BIG birthdays. It’s not weird to celebrate your spouse turning 30 when you met him/her at age 24! When you’ve known your spouse since you were a LITTLE kid, it’s a different experience to celebrate their 30th birthday!! I remember when Michael was TWELVE!!!! We started dating when he was 17!!! And now he’s THIRTY?! It’s so crazy! I’ve literally known my husband my entire life and sometimes I feel like we take that for granted.

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Don’t Forget Your Dress Practice!

  • Wedding Wednesday

This may sound like a no-brainer but if it was a no-brainer, I wouldn’t be blogging about it! There are a lot of brides who have NEVER put on their dress outside of the dress shop!! I was the weirdo who tried on her dress like every evening because I was so excited!! However, my dress was really easy to put on. I could put it on by MYSELF! It had one simple ZIP in the back and that’s it! However, there are a lot of dresses that require much more than just a simple ZIP! These are the dresses that I’m referring to today in this post!

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