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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: June 2012

Brian + Whitney

  • A Williamsburg Engagement Shoot

up and immediately met Brian and Whitney. It’s always really obvious which couple is waiting for me because the girl always has her hair done and the guy is coordinating perfectly.  We said hello and then Ben stuck his MASSIVE head out of the window of Brian’s truck! WOW!! This dog was HUGE!! I’m so used to Bokeh. Bokeh is literally 11 pounds and most of this body consists of FLUFF!  An 82 pound lab is a big adjustment. There is more power in Bennett’s TAIL than there is in Bokeh’s whole body!!  As we were shooting I offered to just hold Ben’s leash and snap a few of two of them and Brian very kindly informed me that that would be a bad idea.

Wedding Wednesday

  • Ask Anything

series on my blog called “Ask Anything” and it’s basically a series of posts that answer FAQ’s from photographers! Well, today I want to open up the same opportunity for BRIDES!!  I’m definitely NOT a wedding planner but after shooting 80+ weddings and planning my own, I think it’s safe to say that I’ve see a lot! I’ve seen GREAT ideas, NOT so great ideas… amazing details, awesome timelines, etc. etc. So! I want to open up this wedding wednesday to YOU!! If you’re a bride or a really anyone with a wedding related question, today is the day to ask it! Just simply leave a comment for me and I’ll respond with answers next week for Wedding Wednesday! I’m excited!!

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Brian + Kristen

  • A Santa Monica, California Wedding | Hotel Casa Del Mar

There are some days when I really can’t believe that this is my job. This past Saturday was one of those days. People say that when you love what you do, it never feels like work. Well, after a LONG day of shooting my feet would disagree with that statement. It’s hard work shooting a wedding but it’s so rewarding. I get the privilege of photographing amazing couples and gaining new friendships in the process.  Brian and Kristen are amazing to work with and their wedding left me incredibly thankful for my career.  As I scouted out locations for portraits on the beaches of Santa Monica, California, I was beyond excited… but also nervous. When I shoot destination weddings I want them to be EXTRA special. These portraits

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