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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...

Giveaway!

  • CLIC Alexandria

is new trend happening in our industry. All around us, photographers and business owners are deciding that there should be more than just a few MASSIVE conferences for inspiration and education. So what are they doing? They are creating their own! In true entrepreneurial fashion, these individuals are making it happen and everyone who can’t get all the way to Vegas for WPPI or any other long distance conference are thankful for them! I personally love this movement! We’re speaking at 5 smaller conferences in the next year and we’re SO excited!!

A Historic Downtown Winston Salem Wedding

  • Ryan + Megan

This day has been in the works for YEARS. I can’t count how many times I heard “It’s finally here!!!” said on Ryan and Megan’s wedding day! All of their friends and family knew just how important this milestone was for the two of them. After years and years of dating, they were finally going to be husband and wife!! Michael and I traveled down to Winston Salem, NC late Friday night to be ready for Ryan and Megan’s big day on Saturday. Old Town Winston Salem is now one of my new favorite NC shooting locations! It’s seriously like a clone of Williamsburg!! Historic homes, old fences and barns… what more could a photographer want?! Oh! And this awesome historic area was only a two minute walk from the reception venue!! I could have photographed them for hours!!

Sourcing Wedding Details

  • Wedding Wednesday | My Sister's Wedding

I was planning my wedding, I had no idea where to begin. I would see beautiful weddings in magazines and on blogs and I was just at a loss. Where do you FIND this stuff?! My wedding was a “Vintage Peacock Theme”! So a lot of my wedding decor came from thrift stores. However, my sister’s wedding wasn’t going to be vintage at all. It was a bit rustic but Emy didn’t want burlap and lace. She wanted a more classic farm wedding that wasn’t super DIY and I totally understood what she was envisioning.

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