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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...

Our 5th Anniversary

  • Dear Michael...

I’m writing this on the night that would have been my last night as a single lady 5 years ago. 5 years ago we were wrapping up our rehearsal dinner and preparing for the most exciting day of our life. We were getting MARRIED!! 10-10-10 happened and it was absolutely amazing! The ceremony, the party, the friends, the family, the food, the decor. Everything was a dream!! We left our reception and then flew out for our honeymoon a few days later. It was an amazing trip and you planned it all. I just followed you and you made sure we were taken care of. You took me to the other side of the world and we explored Europe together during our first week as a married couple!!

A Simple & Yet Genius Family Formal Hack

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It’s universal. Every wedding photographer knows that family formals are never the FAVORITE part of the day but they are so important! We actually think that family formal time is a VITAL part of the timeline for wedding photographers because it’s our best chance of making a great impression with the families and serving them well. One way that we can serve them well is to make family formals FAST! This part of the day doesn’t have to take 30-45 minutes. At least once at every wedding, we’re complimented on how quickly we roll through these portraits!

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