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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...

Mac + Katelyn | Engaged

Oh this shoot! What a dream! It’s always a little risky shooting in the dead of winter. Mac and Katelyn were up for the challenge! It was a gorgeous day… and a shocking 38 degrees! We chose to focus on the fact that it could have been freezing AND rainy and it wasn’t! It was a beautiful, sunny afternoon. Michael and I drove out to Mac’s parent’s country home just outside of Charlottesville. As soon as we pulled up, we were in awe of this location. Michael and I LOVE real estate. We love seeing beautiful properties and so this was such a treat! Mac’s family’s property holds a special place in their lives. It’s where they go to relax.

Defining "Winning" and Taking Your Own Steps

  • A Lesson From George

As we sat in the living room watching the Golden Globes, my attention drifted off into my laptop. Award shows are the best thing to watch while doing emails! You look up, see the pretty dresses and then continue cranking out the messages! Well, Michael told me that I needed to stop and pay attention to George Clooney’s speech because it was supposed to be one of the best of the whole night. So I did. I stopped what I was doing and listened… I mean, it’s not hard to stop working to look at George Clooney.

It's Been a Crazy One!

  • 2014 Life Highlights

I’ve actually never done this before! I’ve always done recaps of our images and of our year professionally but I have never taken the time to gather the personal highlights. After doing this, I’ve realized that I need to make this a “thing” each year! I got a little choked up last night when I was pulling these images. This year was INSANE….. in a good way. I honestly didn’t realize just how much we had accomplished…. how many dreams came to life…. how many places we had traveled too… how many incredible memories we made with sweet friends….. how much my family had changed!

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