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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

Wedding Wednesday

  • The 10.10.10 Wedding Album

Brides….I’ll give you one reason….YOUR MOMMA WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER!!! Seriously! Giving momma an album from our wedding for Christmas was the BEST idea ever! You would have thought that I had just bought her a new car AND scrubbed the kitchen floor. She was SO happy!! Not only did she receive an album, we also had prints made of her favorite images…. LARGE prints. After seeing how much joy came from giving these gifts, I thought about how often brides don’t do anything with their images. It’s heartbreaking for a photographer. I understand how time consuming it can be

J&M's WPPI Shoot Out

  • Contest

Feb 24th Justin and Mary Marantz will be presenting “How to Be a Rainmaker”  at 9am at WPPI! ….. and I’m going to be there! (as long as I can get my iced caramel macchiato beforehand…which, if you’ve ever been to WPPI, you would know that you have to get in the Starbucks line reaaaallll early!). Justin and Mary have been on my “Blogs to check daily” list for years….well 2 to be exact. I started following them when I started this crazy business and I’ve had to privilege to attend their Spread the Love Tour and meet them in person. This couple constantly amazes me with their willingness to share and teach others! Between Justin’s camera-genius skills

Eric + Beth | Maternity

  • Richmond Portrait Photographer

a senior session in Fredericksburg when my phone rang. Beth said “Hello, Katelyn?!” in her sweet little voice and she asked how I was. You see, I was in the midst of wedding planning AND wedding season and if anyone knows how busy my life was last year it’s Eric and Beth. I was constantly having to come to v-team meetings late or leave retreats early in order to shoot a wedding…. my prayer request during planning times was always “Dear Lord don’t let my business go under! I just need to graduate and get MARRIED!”. Beth and Eric were my staff workers for Intervarsity Christian Fellowship all throughout

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