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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!Β  Read more...

An Extra Sweet Way to Welcome Guests

  • A Home Made for Hosting

I can’t take the credit for this idea that is LITERALLY sweet! Michael and I drove to my designer’s home in northern Virginia during our rebrand process we were treated like royalty! Jen and Aaron Olmstead are the BEST hosts. Despite all of the work we needed to do and the fact that they have a new baby, they pulled out all of the stops to make sure we felt welcomed and at home! The more Michael and I travel and stay with friends, the more I realize that there are SO many little ways that people make us feel welcomed!

The Workshop Experience

  • Behind the Scenes | February 2015

This workshop is one for the books! No, there weren’t two proposals like last time… but there was a BLIZZARD!! … Which was equally unexpected. We had 70 degree weather a few weeks ago and now we’re looking at 7 degrees tomorrow! How is that even possible?! So when we heard that it was going to be in the 20’s for our shoot, Amanda and I started brainstorming. The thing is, we can shoot in the cold! Our camera will work, the light will be fine, our fingers will work until they freeze… overall there wasn’t a SHOOTING issue, it was a floral issue! You see, flowers FREEZE in 20 degree temperatures and so we had to shoot FAST!

10 Things You Didn’t Know…

  • About Michael!

I’m so excited to write this post because you already know a lot of weird stuff about me! Like the fact that apples make my mouth itch and that I can’t really bend my last three toes! Strange, I know. But don’t you feel like you know me better because you know some of the weird stuff?! Today it’s Michael’s turn! I made him come up with this list because I only wanted him to share 10 things that he wanted the world to know about him! I could come up with three dozen things that may surprise you about Michael but I’ll let him do the talking today!

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