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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

Counting it as a Win

  • The Fight for a Voice.... Literally.

in college.  I’m a loud person… most of the time. When I get excited, I squeal.  When I laugh, I don’t hold anything back. When I sing, I like to sound like a soulful black girl… and I mean that will all the respect in the world.  Whitney, Mariah and Beyonce could be the only artists in my itunes library and I would never desire to listen to anything else… well Cece Winans can be added in there too… I gotta have some Jesus music in there somewhere!  I led groups in college and was the leader of the worship team for Intervarsity… I had 4 hour practices every week and then led worship the following night.  I never slept. Once I started this business, I would stay up until

Featured

  • The Knot, Southern Living Weddings, Style Me Pretty

 

I have been making some changes in my life. I guess you can call them new years resolutions because these lifestyle changes all sound like changes people would make at the beginning of the new year. I didn’t really go into 2012 with a list of hardcore lifestyle adjustments…. I just knew something needed to be different. My time management needed to improve, my “systems” needed to be enhanced and my workout life needed to be resurrected!!! Seriously, just holding a heavy camera up once a week

Wedding Wednesday

  • Fruity Pebbles, Popcorn, glow sticks, What's Next?!

 

so many options when it comes to EXITS! It used to be that “Birdseed” was what you threw at EVERY wedding for the exit. I’m not hating on Birdseed exits because we had a birdseed exit at OUR wedding! (I will warn you thought… that’s a nasty mess to clean up later… my dress and hair were COVERED with seed!!!).  But Birdseed went along with our “Peacock, birdcage, vintage” theme so we had to use it! These days, there are so many more options out there! I’ve heard of people throwing lavendar, live butterflies, etc! It’s really a fun part of the day to make unique! Most people opt for sparklers and

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