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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...

A Simple & Yet Genius Family Formal Hack

A Simple & Yet Genius Family Formal Hack

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It’s universal. Every wedding photographer knows that family formals are never the FAVORITE part of the day but they are so important! We actually think that family formal time is a VITAL part of the timeline for wedding photographers because it’s our best chance of making a great impression with the families and serving them well. One way that we can serve them well is to make family formals FAST! This part of the day doesn’t have to take 30-45 minutes. At least once at every wedding, we’re complimented on how quickly we roll through these portraits!

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Matt + Kylene | Engaged

  • A Meadowlark Botanical Garden Engagement

I don’t know how we did it… but we out ran the hurricane AND the rain in general. It has been raining here for over a WEEK! It’s just miserable. I feel like I’m getting a little taste of what the Pacific North West deals with on a regular basis and I don’t know how they handle it. It’s sad! Last week the forecast said : RAIN, RAIN, cloudy, RAIN, RAIN and MORE RAIN. Guess when Matt and Kylene’s engagement session was scheduled ….. On the CLOUDY DAY! It was perfectly overcast and so the colors POPPED and we had free reign over the entire garden. The weather must have scared other guests away because we truly had the place to ourselves!

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