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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...

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I’m Going To Be An Aunt!

  • Congrats to Joe & Emy!!!

Say WHAT?!!!!! Can you believe it?!!!! We have JUST now started to believe that this amazing news is actually REAL! We drove up to visit Joe and Emy about two months ago and everything seemed so normal. We hugged and brought our bags in and then we were all sitting in the living room when Emy handed Michael and I little gift bags with a note inside. I’m sure I looked a little confused when she handed it to me because it wasn’t my birthday or any holiday!

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The Beginning Phases of the House Build

  • Building A Home Made for Hosting

Can you believe it?! We have WALLS!!!! This didn’t happen overnight… I’ve just been bad about blogging all that has been happening at the land! You see, we’ve been SNAPPING our visits to the home site and instagramming updates but the blog posts have been few and far between because there has been SO much going on!!! The last post that I shared was about BREAKING GROUND!! However, there were some other pics that I never shared about the whole process and what has REALLY been going on behind the scenes!

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My Thought Process : Changing the Timeline Due to Weather

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If you’re a wedding photographer, there is one un-avoidable stressor that you simply cannot avoid. You can educate your couples on so many different levels and help them avoid stressful situations the day-of but there will ALWAYS be one stressful aspect of the day that wedding photographers cannot avoid. I’m talking about making the call about “PORTRAIT TIME”. There are so many variables that affect portrait time with the bride and groom. The hard decisions come in when the weather isn’t cooperating with your timeline!

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