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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...

A Letter to the “Go-Getters”….

This blog post has been a long time coming. It’s hard to know where to start. I’ve changed, and experienced so much this past year. It’s almost too difficult to wrap my mind around who I used to be, and who I am now. I’m going to attempt it. I started my first business in high school. I loved it. The thrill of making something with a talent I had and then making money from it, and making my customers happy was just so amazing! I was involved in everything in high school. From cheerleading to NHS to Yearbook to youth group… I was busy. That was my way of life and it kept me focused on the good things of life and out of trouble.

Christmas Decor Inspiration

  • Our First Christmas in the New House! | 2017

This post has been a long time coming. I am realizing something about myself as I look back at the past two years… when I don’t get to do something I love very often, I forget how much I enjoy it, and it quickly starts to seem like a chore. I saw friends getting their Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving, and I thought to myself, “Oh gosh…. we have to decorate for Christmas”. What?! I love decorating!!! Why was that my response?! Because I haven’t been able to decorate for Christmas in two years! I had forgotten that I actually LOVE decorating for Christmas and that it is fun for me!

Jazz Nativity 2017

If you have been following our journey for any length of time, you knew that this post was coming!!! I’ve been a part of Jazz Nativity at our church for SIX YEARS!! I sadly had to skip it in 2013 because we had booked a destination wedding outside of the country that weekend. That Christmas season just didn’t seem the same! There is something about Jazz Nativity that officially begins the Christmas season for us! This year was the TENTH anniversary of JAZZ NATIVITY and it was year to be remembered! I think it’s safe to say that this was one of my favorite songs that I have been able to be a part of!

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