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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...

Nick + Laura | Engaged

  • Neighborhood Capitol Hill Engagement Pictures | DC Wedding Photographer

We arrived to their quaint little neighborhood on Capitol Hill. I’ve always said that I would never live in a location like that because it just isn’t my style. However, when you start hearing about what life is like for other people living in unique areas like this little, it peeks my interest! Michael and I absolutely loved our time up there a few days ago and I think it’s safe to say that we have a much better understanding of just how AWESOME it can be to live like that!

5 Tips to Consider for Resale

  • A Home Made for Hosting

When you’re buying a home, the last thing you’re thinking about it selling it! But the irony is that you SHOULD be thinking about selling it when you’re buying it! Michael and I have owned two homes since being married and in both cases, we received REALLY great resale advice. It’s funny, when you’re a newlywed, people will offer you TONS of advice about EVERYTHING. Some of it goes in one ear and out the other and some sticks with you!! During our home build two years ago, we received some awesome advice about making decisions with resale in mind and I’m sharing a few of them today! 

Why (Almost) Everyone Wants to Be a Photographer

  • And Why it Should Make Us Grateful

I’m just going to be honest. Most of the time, I’m preaching to myself with my blog posts. I’m serious. Most of my BEST blog posts have resulted from me having to learn a hard lesson. I think EVERYONE…. even people not in the wedding industry… would agree that the photography industry is exploding. Everyone knows someone that’s “getting into photography” or is a photographer. When this started happening years ago, I was really bitter.

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