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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...

Yearly Archives: 2011

Happy New Year!!

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yesterday that I have hit the age where I don’t really care to be any older. 23 was nice…. why not stay 23? Forever!  24 just sounds so old! (all of you past 30 are rolling your eyes, I know).  I remember being 18 and thinking, “oh my gosh!” I’m not going to be a “teenager” in two years! This is CRAZY!!! Now I’m married and only one year away from being 25?!! That’s halfway to 50!!!!!  Time is flying! And I’m loving life. Really, I’m so thankful for my life and for all that God has given me. He has blessed me in so many ways and I just hope that when people see me, they see Him because nothing else in life matters.

A Year of Color

  • 2011 Wedding Recap | Weddings

I love color!!! And I’ve realized this so much this year. I really didn’t think much about it until I started reading comments about how people enjoyed the colors in my images. After a while I realized that my color really does define a lot of my “style”. I like it BRIGHT!! And BOLD!  I don’t have a vintage-muted-faded- look. However, I do LOVE the coloring of film and there are times that I grow jealous of those photographers that can achieve those soft, muted tones. I grow so jealous sometimes that I find myself playing with presets to see if I can mirror their look…. but then I walk away from the computer and

Beautiful Couples & Big Trees

  • 2011 Wedding Recap | Engagements

that 2011 is over. I feel like it was just 2010 and I was getting married!! Am I still a newlywed?!! It’s been over a year….hmmm.. I wonder when that title goes away? Anyway, I’ve been so blessed to have such amazing couples this year! It’s so wonderful to look through these images and be reminded of all of these fun sessions! I realized that this year was filled with a lot of BIG TREES and beautiful people!! If you start counting the number of big tree shots I took this year, there are a quite a few of them! I also realized that I went ALL OVER the place. I shot engagements in NYC, Staunton, Chapel Hill NC,

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