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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 Case of the Burgundy Pants

  • It's Time to Get in Shape!

You may be thinking “This seems like an odd post”! … And it is. It’s very odd… I’ve actually never blogged about anything quite like this before! But here it goes! I’m hoping that after I tell you the case of the Burgundy pants, you’ll leave me a comment and reassure me that I’m not crazy and that I can definitely reach my goal! So, this week was a little on the busy side and like any busy week, I had my moment of being overwhelmed and so Michael decided that we should use our day off to go to the outlet mall! Retail therapy is actually a very real thing. We literally only do this like twice

A Wedding at The Maples | Upperville Wedding Photographer

  • Michael + Brittany

We walked out of our hotel to head to Michael and Brittany’s venue, The Maples, and my heart sank a little bit…. it was raining. It was sprinkling just enough to be annoying and by the time we arrived at the venue, everything was soaked. So I immediately started planning out all of our “covered” portrait options around the property. I have explained before that rain doesn’t hinder our work… if anything, it makes us MORE creative!! But we all know that no bride PREFERS rain on her big day! So for the sake of Brittany (and her pictures), I was praying for the skies to clear up! …. And guess what?! They did!!! The sun peaked through the clouds right as Brittany was stepping into her dress!! Even though I was a little disappointed when I thought that it was going to be a rainy day, deep down I knew that no matter what, rain or shine,

September 2014 | Behind the Scenes

  • The Workshop Experience

moving slow today! I just finished a two day workshop where I taught all of our new photog friends that blogging early in the morning or the night before is the BEST way to get the most traffic… and here I am blogging at 12pm! haha What a hypocrite! :) I’m giving myself some grace because we’ve been going non-stop and so I totally slept in today! Bokeh did too!! We’ll be in recovery mode for the next two days and then we’re off to Ohio for a wedding!

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