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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: October 2011

Wedding Wednesday

  • DIY Pumpkin Craft

the FASTEST wedding wednesday I’ve ever posted in my LIFE. I am literally in the middle of blow drying my hair and finishing a presentation! I’m taking 4 of our girls to visit CNU and then I have the opportunity to speak and answer questions for CNU’s digital photography class!  I’m excited!!!… But running out of time! And if you’re a fall bride that is excited and running out of time… this pumpkin monogrom DIY project is a GREAT way to decorate an entry way, the top of the bar, centerpieces, etc! It’s easy, crafty, and CHEAP. It costs me $4 for the pumpkin and $1.25 for a set of silver thumbtacks! Simply draw your

Meet Erinn

  • Ashland Portrait Photographer

towards Ashland and I was convinced that the light rain was just going to pass us by. I mean, it always does. Most of the time it’s a quick shower and then the skys clear up. Well this was not the case last Wednesday! Erinn and her sister Mallory joined me for what turned out to be the RAINIEST session I’ve ever shot! However, it was still fabulous because we made it work and made a ton of memories along the way. Mallory thought she was coming to be the comic relief and make Erinn laugh… but really, she ended up being our umbrella carrier and lens keeper. We literally couldn’t have done this without her!

David + Melissa | Everyday

  • Quantico Marina | Virginia Photographer

so many different landscapes in Virginia. We’ve got it ALL. Mountains, rivers, plains, swamps!, oceanfront, cities, valleys, etc.  Every time I’m in the mountains I think “Oh, I”m definitely a mountain kind of girl”. I would take the mountains over the beach any day. However, then I sessions like these that make me re-think my mountain decision. I love the water. There is just something so calm and peaceful about the water and going out on a boat… especially a sailboat! David and Melissa just recently welcomed a HUGE new toy into the family. Their new sailboat is gorgeous and they wanted some new portraits of the

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