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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: May 2012

Austen + Brittnie | Engaged

  • A High School Sweetheart Engagement

me and said she wanted a magical wedding! She wanted it to be magical and whimsical! Brittnie and her mom met with me months ago and as soon as I sat down with them, I could totally see why Brittnie wanted a “Magical” wedding! SHE was magical! She seriously reminds me of a disney princess! The way she talks, how beautiful she is, her positive attitude… she’s just wonderful! How do I get to work with such fabulous brides? I have no idea! I’m just so thankful that I get to be a part of their big day in August. When I first met Brittnie, I asked about Austen and how they met. She smiled and said “Oh he’s my high school sweetheart”.  And because I married my

Wedding Wednesday

  • Tracking Down the Ties

planning MY wedding… I ran into a common problem! I would see ideas on wedding blogs (thank goodness I wasn’t addicted to Pinterest at the time!) and I would want to replicate those ideas for my wedding but I didn’t know HOW! Where do brides find adorable mix-matchy dresses? Where do they find custom signs and handmade jewlery? And WHERE in the WORLD did they find those awesome TIES and BOWTIES?!  I had a really bad tie dilema! It was quite frustrating. I bought several ties from Etsy that were just blah (however you CAN find amazing wedding stuff on there!!!)… and then I searched every department

 

Preston + Katie

  • A Classic Southern Wedding | Clover Forest Plantation

it’s going to be a hot day when it’s 85 degrees at 11am. I left the house and prepared myself for a long day in the sun.  Despite the heat, I was excited! Preston and Katie are a sweet couple. I’ve loved them since day one and they were getting married at a location that I have never photographed before….and I LOVE THAT!  New places mean new ideas and that’s fun for a photographer! I couldn’t be one of those photographers that shoots  at the same venue 15 times a year!  I need some variety in my life and so Clover Forest Plantation sounded exciting to me!  I drove through some country roads and then I saw it. It was gorgeous. Tucked back in the rolling hills of Goochland county is a 17th century plantation

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