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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...

Finding Life / Work Balance

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be the first to admit that we’re not pros at this. We don’t have it all figured out and we don’t claim that we do things the “right way”… but Michael and I are often asked during coaching sessions and workshops “How do you balance LIFE and WORK”?! Well, we’re still working on that. However, over the past year we have been finding more ways to make sure that we’re balancing LIFE, WORK and TRAVELING. Michael and I have found that when we had weeks where we worked at home in the morning but then traveled to an engagement shoot in the evening, we didn’t feel like we could really get a lot done.

A Church Hill Anniversary Shoot

  • Chirag + Rima | Married

emailed me years ago when I was still in college. My business was new and I was starting to find my rhythm. I was very blessed to have a very successful first two years in business and I quickly realized that I wanted to specialize in weddings. Being a full time college student and shooting 20 weddings on the side quickly limited my ability to shoot additional portrait sessions and I wasn’t available for a shoot with Chirag and Rima at that point in time. However, Rima didn’t give up! We have exchanged sporadic emails for YEARS!

An Annapolis, MD Engagement Shoot

  • Matt + Libby | Engaged

anyone noticed just how many “MATT’s” have been on the blog recently?! It’s a popular name this year for KJ Couples!! Matt and Libby met us in Annapolis for their engagement shoot last Friday. They came prepared! They had a bunch of family members alongside of them to be on doggie duty and help set up their super cute styled picnic! Talk about an awesome family!! I loved getting to know these two as we walked around the park. This wasn’t just any park… this is where Matt and Libby had shared countless dates. Picnics, frisbee, dog walks… this was one of their “spots”.

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