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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...

Monthly Archives: July 2010

Ask Anything

  • Ask Anything

…”The Line”, that is. Do you see “The Line” in your images?  I’ve started talking about “The Line” like it’s a living being. I’ll come home from a wedding and will be scanning through images (normally at 3am, bad bad bad) and I’ll see him…. “The Line”.  He shows up in the best of the best portraits, in the detail shots, bridal party shots. Any GOOD shot has to have a little bit of “The Line”.  Some other photographers have emailed me about composition and visualizing shots beforehand and really, I just depend on the two “L’s”… The LIGHT and the LINE.  Light is a whole other concept that we could spend years and years discussing.

Josh + Karynne

  • Virginia Beach, Founders Inn Wedding Photographer

…this summer’s theme is HOTT. Just plain HOTT! Sunday, as I was driving to the Founder’s Inn, I looked at my thermometer in my car and it hit the triple digits. As I sat on 64, I slouched in my seat and prayed 1. That my car would make it! (I don’t understand how they run in 100+ degree weather sometimes) and 2. That I would survive this outdoor ceremony and that the guests would too! Well, I arrived and was informed that everything had been moved inside because of the intolerable heat wave! woohoo! I was so relieved! Although Karynne had dreamed of an outdoor garden wedding, having it indoors was such a smart decision! …. and it was still gorgeous! Josh and Karynne have one of the most interesting stories! When we met …

Wedding Wednesday & Our House!

  • 10.10.10 Hairpieces and a Little Cape Cod

of hot glue ALL OVER the kitchen counter by the time this little project was done! It was a mess. Luckily I was the only one home to witness my hot glue disastor and it was cleaned up before the parents returned! Did you know that if you leave the hot glue gun on accidently for 2 hours that it constantly drips hot glue all over the counter? Welp! It does! And I quickly learned to remember to unplug after using! Last week I showed you some fun hairpieces that I have photographed this summer! Now I want to show you ours!

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