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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!Β  Read more...

How To Shoot Your Sister's Wedding

  • Ask Anything

as I shared that my sister was engaged, the “Are you shooting her wedding?!” questions started pouring in. It’s a tricky situation to have a family member or best friend getting married when you’re heavily involved in the wedding industry. I was a bridesmaid AND a photographer twice for two of my college roommates’ weddings and it was such an honor to have two important roles on their wedding days… however, it’s also one of the most challenging balancing acts!! After I shot those two weddings, I remember telling my sister that one day when it was time for her to get married, I didn’t want to shoot her wedding

A Thank You to Momma & Daddy

  • My First Investors

Today we’re hosting a small business workshop for the first time!! It’s going to be in our home, like our normal, 2-day workshops, but it’s different because it’s not within the photography realm!! I’m both excited and a little nervous at the same time! :) Ya know there are seasons that I go through when I wonder “Wait, what in the world am I doing?!!! …. I’m teaching workshops? I’m helping other small business owners who aren’t even in my industry?! I don’t have the right to do that!! I’m only 26!! Almost everyone attending is my age or older!!”. I can think of a million reasons and excuses as to why this endeavor is just crazy.

A Styled Anniversary Shoot

  • Craig + Lauren | Married

pulled up with the whole family in the car. The whole family consisted of Craig, Lauren, Holly and Sampson. Holly is the little one and Sampson is a one year old doodle and he was FULL of energy!! Of course Michael and I love anything “doodle” and I’m pretty sure that we’ll forever have puppies of some doodle decent for the rest of our lives! There is just something about them. I think it’s in their eyes… Sampson and Bokeh have very similar eyes and when you look them right in the face, you can’t help but melt a little bit. They are just the sweetest dogs. So Sampson and Holly started off the session with full family portraits!

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