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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...

Guest Bedroom Towel Storage Solutions

  • A Home Made For Hosting

I hate it when the necessities of life make a home look junky! This is why when we have a kid one day, it’s going to be super hard for me to have toys EVERYWHERE! Everyone that has kids and visits our home says “Oh enjoy this… because this is not toddler-friendly!”. haha I am enjoying it. I’m enjoying our home while we still have it (It’s going on the market in a couple of weeks!!). One part of our home that I love (and that I’m going to miss the next few months) are our guest rooms!

Mike + Erin | Engaged

  • A Cherry Blossom Festival Engagement Shoot

We arrived to the tidal basin early in the morning. Well, we thought it was early. It seemed like the rest of the world had started their day three hours prior! People were camped out along the water as far as the eye could see and I was just amazed! In the past, I have photographed the cherry blossoms but I have always headed up to DC after the festival was over. This past weekend, we photographed the amazing Mike and Erin DURING the Cherry Blossom festival! All four of us deserve some kind of awesome award for accomplishing this!!

Tips for Engagement Pictures With Dogs

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There is one thing that can make an engagement session instantly adorable and also add a ton of stress at the same time! Normally when we shoot engagement sessions, our couples show up with a little bit of nerves just because they are about to be professionally photographed for the first time! Nerves are normal! However, adding a DOG into the situation adds a whole new level of stress to the situation. I totally get it, Michael and I would have had Bokeh in our engagement pictures if we had had him back then!!

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