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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...

Bloopers and Mini Highlight Reel

  • Alaska | Part 3

thing about vacation is that I take A LOT of pictures… a lot. And whenever there are a lot of pictures being taken, there are always some bloopers! I don’t know about you but I always love a few great bloopers!! The annoying thing is that a lot of the out-takes are of ME! There is good reason why I’m on the over side of the camera most of the time!! Today’s post is very humbling… and hilarious at the same time! As funny as the bloopers are, the true treasure of this post is at the very bottom! I attempted to throw together a few clips of our trip!

Denali & The Sound

  • Alaska | Part 2

was one thing we had been told to do in Alaska by my parents. They had recently visited Alaska and they advised us to try our best to take a tour of Denali by plane!! So we did! Andrew drove us to Talkeetna and we signed up for a plane ride!! In a tiny little plane! It actually wasn’t THAT small. It could have been much smaller! … But when you’re used to commercial sized planes, this was a whole other world!! It was amazing! The views were incredible and even though McKinley was covered with a cloud, it was still SO worth the small fortune that it cost. Some experiences are worth an extra splurge and we’re really thankful that we decided to make this happen!!

Matanuska Glacier & Other Adventures!

  • Alaska | Part 1

I get started, I think you should know just how this whole trip came about!! Michael and I grew up together with some awesome families with kids our age. We went to different schools and had different lives but somehow, we always stayed close and we’ll forever consider the Beale’s, Alsop’s, and Terry’s family! So Andrew Beale move out to Alaska with his wife Kayti several years ago and now Katie Beale and her fiance’ Tyler are staying with them before their big day. Katie and I joked about this trip. I remember standing in my living room after congratulating her and saying “oh my gosh! How amazing would it be to shoot your engagement pictures in Alaska?!!”

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