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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: January 2011

Baby Gene

  • King George Newborn Photographer

Gene…. I usually preface newborn posts with something like “I don’t normally do these” or “I’m more comfortable with weddings” because that’s the truth. Weddings are what I LOVE the most and I feel most comfortable when I’m shooting weddings.  This is so ironic because weddings are high-stress shooting situations and newborn sessions are  relaxed and a more slower pace. The house is warm, the baby is sleeping, the baby wakes up, the baby eats, the baby falls back asleep…. it’s a long process and every time I shoot a newborn session, I learn something new and I love that! …. During Gene’s session I learned that not all babies

We're Outta' Here!

  • Gayton's Winter Retreat

out this afternoon for a weekend away with 50 of our new friends…..50 teenagers. This is going to be fun! My email vacation responder is set, my bags are (almost) packed and I’m getting ready to make a last minute Walmart run! I couldn’t be more excited to get away for the weekend and have unlimited time to be with these awesome people. Michael was able to go on the Mission trip last summer and I couldn’t…. I have these things called “weddings” that kinda take over all of my weekends during the summer! I pouted at home the whole week! So I finally get to go on a trip with the youth at our church and I’m so ready! So if you think about it during this weekend,

Matt + Brittany

  • Richmond Wedding Photographer

start looking forward to this wedding?! …. After I received my first email from Brittany! I loved this girl. She was engaged for well over a year and so it seemed like FOREVER until her wedding! We emailed about details, she sent me a picture of the dress and I knew from the very beginning that I was going to absolutely LOVE working with her. She’s my ideal client. She was SO excited to get married, she loved DETAILS and she cares so much about her pictures! When I showed up to the fabulous Jefferson Hotel where the girls were getting ready I immediately loved her bridesmaids! I felt like one of them.  All I needed was a black dress and I would have fit right in.  They’re the sweetest!

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