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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...

OCF & Specialty Shots

  • Ask Anything

being SO intimidated by ANYTHING that had to do with FLASH or off-camera lighting. 3 years ago, I had good reason to be intimidated because I didn’t understand flash or off-camera lighting like I do now. I’m no genius when it comes to artificial light but I do know more now!! I’m creating well exposed images consistently when using flash and I actually understand WHY they are turning out well instead of just shooting and praying that something good will happen. Shooting and just hoping for something decent to be captured isn’t a very professional approach and so if you’re in that place,

Albums and Seattle Coaching Huddle Seats on Sale!

  • Black Friday Sale!

to believe that Thanksgiving is over! It JUST hit me that I should probably start being proactive about Christmas gifts!! Ah!! Well, like last year, we’re offering a SALE on our Legacy Wedding Albums!!! A large majority of our couples order albums with their package when they book with us but for those that still have them on their wish list, today is the day!! Legacy albums are 30% off now through Monday! Not only are Legacy albums on sale, we are also discounting SEATTLE HUDDLE seats to $500 through Monday as well!!

Our First Holiday in the New House!

  • Thanksgiving 2013

around out kitchen table that was fully extended… all 13 of us! We sat and ate way too much home cooked food and it was delicious. The table was a little toasty because I had way to many decorative candles on display but it was beautiful and I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect Thanksgiving. This was our first Thanksgiving in our new home and both of our families came to us this year!! What a treat!! Not only did they come for dinner but my whole family spent the night last night! It was a James family sleepover and I loved it. We did Thanksgiving a day early so that Emily and Joe could drive to PA to see his family for their big celebration today.

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