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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 2012

The Quest for Creativity

  • Part 1 | "Katelyn's Krafts"

all the time… “How did you get started into photography?” …. “When did you KNOW you wanted to be a photographer?”…. “When did you find out that you were creative?”  Well, there isn’t just one answer to these questions.  I like to think of my journey to photography as a “Quest for Creativity!” I went through three phases of creativity before I really found what I LOVED the most. These phases started in high school and continued throughout college where I finally discovered that photography was something I wanted to pursue as a career. You may have heard me say this before… but having a creative mind doesn’t

Saying Goodbye

  • I'm Attached.

am heading out of town for a wedding tomorrow. I’m excited! I get to see my sister… one of my favorite people in the world! And I get to see my bestest friend Caroline! …. and I get to take pretty pictures and be in the mountains!!… And I get to travel and sing Adele the WHOLE way to Blacksburg!! ….. But all of that joy diminishes when I think about leaving little Bokeh. I feel so ridiculous. It’s a DOG Katelyn. You’re not leaving your newborn CHILD…. you’re leaving your new puppy… for less than 24 hours! It’s NOT that big of a deal……right? It’s not like I’m going to miss him growing up overnight…. it’s only one day!

Adam + Lauren | Engaged

  • West Virginia, Harpers Ferry Engagement Shoot

they were brave when they asked to do their engagement session in January! Lauren emailed and asked if we could schedule this shoot and said they were up for the challenge so we made it happen. This past weekend I drove up to Harpers Ferry, WV and shot Adam and Lauren’s session and it was CHILLY! Oh man was it cold! It’s already hard to get “warmed up” in front of the camera, figuratively speaking… but we LITERALLY needed to get them warmed up! The 30 degree day was definitely a challenge but they made it happen and I’m so thankful

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