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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...

Second shooter free shot list checklist

FREE DOWNLOAD: A Second Shooter’s Checklist

  • Ask Anything

Back in the winter when I took a poll about what everyone would love to see more of on the blog, a ton of people wanted to hear from Michael more!! Don’t worry, I’m not offended. He’s a cool guy:) And he has a lot to share too!! Michael has been second shooting with me for years and years. What most people don’t realize is that he has been shooting with me since BEFORE we joined forces in 2013! Michael helped me all the way through college and that really helped us transition into being a husband/wife team very easily.

How Bridesmaids Can Make or Break the Timeline

Bridesmaids & The Morning Timeline

  • Wedding Wednesday

People say that DJ’s can “make or break” the wedding day…. they also say that about planners and even photographers! However, it’s not very often that you hear people honestly talk about how much power the bridesmaids have on a wedding day. Think about it…. bridesmaids can make the day run behind, they determine the attitude of the morning, they can be a photographer’s best friend or a lot to handle. I absolutely LOVE it when I walk into a getting ready room and the bridesmaids are so friendly and welcoming. It makes the whole rest of the day go so smoothly!!

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