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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: November 2011

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  • United with Love, Bayside Bride, SHAPE

noticed that I haven’t even had time to post a “goals” post in two months?! Gah!! I don’t think I’ve ever shot this many engagement sessions in such a short amount of time. Between those sessions and weddings every Saturday…I’m feeling a bit… what’s the word… DONE.  Yes, I’m ready to be DONE. However, I have one more FABULOUS  wedding to shoot and it’s going to be a favorite for sure. It’s the PERFECT wedding to end my 2011 season with. Then I have a few more engagements and a workshop. After next weekend…. my season is officially over and I get to do things like design a bazillion albums, deep clean our

Walter + Adrienne

  • The Chinese Inspired DC Wedding

these two last week! Walter and Adrienne’s Old Town Alexandria engagement session was a GREAT way to prepare of their Washington DC wedding on Saturday.  They knew all of the moves, all the poses, …. they were pros. They were also so excited that this day had finally come. After years of dating and spending some time long distance, these two are finally married!! As Adrienne got ready two floors above Walt in the Hotel Monaco, she opened a gift from him. One gift was a designer handbag that she adored and the other was a little bit of a surprise. Walt gave Adrienne a little Yoda. Yes, from Starwars. He said “This is just to remind her of who she’s marrying!”.  Adrienne laughed when she unwrapped the

Wedding Wednesday

  • Lash Love

many debates in wedding planning.  Big wedding vs. a small wedding, Cake vs. cupcakes, Band vs. a DJ…. Real lashes vs. Fake lashes!  If you’re thinking that the last debate mentioned is no big deal compared to the others, you’re correct. However, fake lashes do make a big difference in images.  If you’re like me and don’t have extraordinary LONG, lush lashes naturally, then fake lashes may be a great option for you! It really does change the way you look and how much your eyes will POP in your portraits! Now, I’m not one to advocate that brides should look totally MADE UP and not themselves on their wedding day. Some people hear

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