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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...

How Do You Have so Much Portrait Time?!

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Once Wedding season begins, we get flooded with the same question over and over again…. “How do you have time for SO many portraits on a wedding day?!”. It’s taken me a few years to really grasp how we run our business and our wedding days differently from other photographers that allows us to accomplish this. When photographers would ask us how we were able to accomplish so much in such a little amount of time, my first response was “I guess I just shoot really fast!”. Ha! That’s not a helpful answer… and it’s not the full truth. There are several other contributing factors!!

5 Things You Didn't Know About Him!

  • Bokeh The Bichpoo

sweet boy…. He has brought so much joy into our lives. When we first got him, we had so many people telling us how we should house train him and what groomer we should use and how often to feed him. So many different opinions! I feel like getting Bokeh was a great way to experience a small example of what it’s going to be like having a child one day. From what I’ve read and seen from our friend’s with kids, it seems like EVERYONE has an opinion about how you should be parenting! Ah! Well, there are a couple of the following “5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Bokeh” that

Engagement Guestbooks! Design, Order, Print!

  • Wedding Wednesday | Design, Order, Print!

ago I was planning my own wedding. I was ordering programs, painting frames, and designing my own engagement guestbook. Now, several years later, I’m doing this all over again… for my sister’s wedding! Emily and Joe get married NEXT FRIDAY! I can’t believe it’s almost here!! I took this week off to help her plan so that we aren’t super stressed next week. As we were planning and sitting down with Anna, our coordinator, the FedEx man delivered the engagement guestbook!! It’s gorgeous!

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