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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

Beware of the Baby Buttons!

  • This is Embarrassing

stories about other people can sometimes make you feel so much better about yourself…. wouldn’t you agree? You hear about dumb things that other people do and you can’t help but think “Wow…. that was bad… I feel a little smarter knowing that they did something so silly.”  Is that just me? Maybe I’m the only horrible person in the world that feels that way every now and then! Well, luckily for you, I’m going to make you feel brilliant today. Seriously, after you hear what I did, you’ll feel like a genuis because more than likely (especially if you’re a photographer),

The Power of Practice

  • Editing and Finding Your Style

changed in four years…. so much. Four years ago I was working on a beat up 17″ macbook pro, doodling in InDesign and trying to launch my career in graphic design.  Now look at me. What in the world?! This is not what I thought I would be doing! I had other plans for my life that I thought were going to be great… but God had other things in mind… and thankfully, He knows best:).  I am REALLY thankful that God brought photography into my life when he did. I started young. I was in college, I was already into the whole “graphics/techy” world so I wasn’t totally blindsided by the lingo and the complexity



James + Amelia

  • The Beachy Themed Wedding | Bowling Green, VA

After being married for over a year and a half (GAH! It’s flying by!), I can attest to the fact that there really isn’t any place quite like “Home”.  That phrase is very true in my life. I grew up in the country, on a hill that overlooks the Sparta Fire Department across the creek! Yup! Nothing fancy….that’s home for me and I love it. I love coming home to visit and there’s just a feeling of PEACE there. Maybe it’s because next to our home in Short Pump, that is the place I feel most comfortable!!  So naturally, when we had our reception in our backyard, I felt “at home” and I LOVED that feeling. I literally ran up stairs in my wedding dress to grab a pair of flip flops from my closet during my reception! It was awesome!

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