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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...

The Images That Make me Feel Something

  • The Best of Weddings 2014

isn’t an easy way to narrow down my favorites. I had a system at the beginning of the year and it worked until May…. and then my sister got married! I was so busy that my system went out of the window. So! Once again, I struggled this year to really select my favorites. There are too many images in this post…. I’m well aware. I’m sure my hosting provider is aware too. :) I’m preparing myself for a blog crash! I just love having this post every year to look back on and see all of the work that makes me proud in one location! These images aren’t all the best technical shots…

Wedding Photography Behind the Scenes 2014

  • Our Real Life

is one of my top 5 favorite posts of the ENTIRE year!! You all get to see all of the “pretty” stuff…. and today you get to see what our wedding days REALLY look like! Sure, our couples are gorgeous and their weddings are stunning… but WE don’t always look gorgeous and stunning while we’re shooting. These are actually not the most flattering shots of us…. BUT, they are SUPER entertaining!! Not only do we get to show some shots of us working, we also try to take a few shots of our videographer friends too!!

We're taking a Break

  • For the First Time Ever...

This is harder to write than I thought! It’s weird… but also so freeing at the same time. This is our off season… the one time of the year when things are going 100MPH. Michael and I love listening to Michael Hyatt’s podcasts about building platforms and the number one thing he mentions is that CONTENT matters. What you post matters. It needs to be life-enhancing for your audience and it needs to be substantial. I have been blogging for 6 YEARS. Yes…. SIX! And for almost half of that time, I have been blogging EVERY weekday. It’s a part of my life… a part of my schedule. I have been so loyal to this part of my business and you know what?

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