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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: April 2012

Wedding Wednesday

  • Videography | My Biggest Regret

things about my wedding day that I wouldn’t change AT ALL…. I wouldn’t even touch them!  It was perfect… the beginning, the middle, the end.. I loved it ALL. 10.10.10 was undoubtably the best day of our life!  It’s really kinda unexplainable how awesome it was!  I remember such VIVID moments about that day. Like lining up with our bridal party before our big entrance into the reception! People were EVERYWHERE, the candy bar was already half eaten, guests were in my mom’s sunroom waving at us before we walked through the flower covered arbor and everyone was trying to take pictures of their own to capture the moment.

Dave + Sara | Engaged

  • A Washington DC Engagement

wasn’t in our favor. Thursday and Friday, Sara and I sent countless emails trying to decide what to do.  60% chance of storms was a big risk to take and I had seen photog friends from all over the east coast tweeting about the big storm that was about to sweep across the region. I had been looking forward to meeting these two for a while and because they live in different STATES… it would be hard to reschedule… so we went for it. Instead of shooting in the evening, we took a chance at started at 2:30! To our surprise, the weather was PERFECT.  The dark clouds didn’t start rolling in until literally our LAST FEW SHOTS….

 

Meet Kelsey

  • Downtown Richmond Photographer

first start by explaining that as much as I wish this wasn’t true… I’m still not a portrait photographer. Because of the demands of weddings and engagements, I have stopped shooting portraits… except for my family and close friends.  I wish I could do it ALL but my schedule just won’t let me! (And my husband would actually like to see me every now and then! haha).  I’m still shooting senior portraits for the kids in our youth group because really, they feel like our family. We’ve been in Short Pump well over a year and a 1/2  but I think Michael would agree that it feels like we’ve known these families forever. Kelsey was one of the first high school girls

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