• 558 px header
  • header 1
  • header 2
  • header 3
  • header 4
  • header 5
  • header 6
Rebrand-Headshots-2015-9291-small

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: November 2011

Bev + Craig | Part I

  • The Gold and Gray Wedding | Tappahanock, VA

haven’t been doing “Part I” and “Part II” posts this season because I love showing a full weddings in one post. But every now and then there are weddings where there are just too many images to show! If I fit all of my favorites that show off this wedding day in one post, it would be the BIGGEST wedding post yet! (And NO ONE would be able to load it!!) So, I am forced to do a “Part 1/Part 2″ because I have so much to show you from this wonderful wedding! Bev and Craig are two of our best friends. We’ve known them for what seems like forever and this day has been one that I’ve been looking forward to for YEARS! As we sat around tables at their rehearsal dinner,

Wedding Wednesday

  • Easiest Fall Place Setting & My Fear of the Kitchen

I could get as motivated to COOK as I do when I’m decorating. I need to find a way to channel that excitement towards the kitchen. My family is at home working on preparing food and I’m posting a Wedding Wednesday post about PLACE SETTING ideas and I couldn’t be more content. If only I had the desire to make casseroles and make a mess in the kitchen and try a ton a new recipes. Ugh. It just doesn’t do anything for me. I like the “pretty stuff”…. the “eye candy” if you will. The food is GREAT, don’t get me  wrong. However, the only reason I like to get involved with Thanksgiving food preparation is to set up the table.

The Workshop Experience

  • Fall 2011

I hosted the Sugar Shoot workshop and it was a BLAST. The colors, the candy shop, our wonderful models… I loved it! I knew I loved teaching and meeting other photographers that really CARED about growing their businesses.  People asked if I was going to host another one and I said yes… without really knowing when or where or how. Fall came and I realized that the time had come. If this was going to happen, I needed to get the show on the road!! At the same time, Michael and I had been brainstorming and we decided to redo our overall approach to the business.  After reviewing the last few years of business and what worked and what didn’t… we just kept coming back to “The Experience”.

Load more posts