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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: November 2012

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  • Shooting Accessories

TEAL….. it’s kinda obvious around here. And I love jewelry! So naturally, I really love TEAL JEWELRY! I have more teal necklaces than I do pairs of socks…. I think that’s actually true! It’s obsessive but I do wear them daily! Jewelry and accessories are a girl’s best friend if you can’t afford diamonds. Please, who needs diamonds when you can get a knockoff bubble necklace from ebay?! Accessories “make” the outfit and complete the “look”.  So when I’m shooting a bride and groom, I make a point to shoot the details. Boutonniere, bouquet, necklace, dress detail, earrings etc, etc.

24 Hrs in the Middle of Nowhere

  • Fall Retreat 2012

hanging out in the middle of nowhere Virginia with no cell service and 40 teenagers doesn’t sound like a dream weekend… but Michael and I love it. Maybe we just love these kids (which we do) … or maybe we like youth group retreats because we grew up with them… or maybe it’s a combination of the two! …. It’s most definitely a combination:) We’ve spent two plus years getting to know these kids and they are a huge part of our lives. When I’m not working or doing family stuff…. we’re with them. This is where a large chunk of our free time is spent and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Our House | Before and Afters

  • The Study/Pantry/Spare Bedroom/Office/Music Room/Closet

week may win the “Most Random Weekly Blog Posts Ever” award. Seriously! Between McDonalds, Christmas decor and Bokeh, I’m sure some people are thinking “Wait… I thought this girl was a photographer“!  I am, but this is just one of those random blogging weeks where I’m just doing what I want! I’m in the mood for decorating ya’ll! Christmas is here and after Monday’s post I realized that I had ONE last “Before and After” post to share! I totally forgot about this little room! ….. That’s because it’s pretty forgettable. It’s one of those rooms that has a bunch of different titles and somehow seems to attract JUNK.

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