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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...

A Carytown Engagement Shoot

  • Travis + Shannon | Engaged

know if you’ve noticed or not… but my blog posts have been going up a little earlier than usual this week! It’s a new habit I’m trying to form! (wish me luck!) Sometimes it can be hard to find motivation to get my posts up early… especially since I have been blogging every weekday for over 5 YEARS! Crazy right?! Well, it wasn’t hard to get motivated for this one because I absolutely adore these two. Travis and Shannon are just the cutest and I am SO thankful we were able to spend some time together on Monday for their engagement shoot before the arctic decided to come visit the east coast!

Giveaway!!

  • CLIC Conference

almost one full month into 2014… annnd I still have things on my “New Year To-do list”! For example, I need to reorganize my hardrives… it just needs to be done. I need to clean off my desktop…. I need a new sample album. All of these little things are adding up and you know what?! This is supposed to be the SLOW season, right? Well, I’m slowly realizing that it will never truly slow down unless I shut my business down completely for a month…which may be a great idea next December! :) So I’m learning that if I want a “slow season”, I have to consciously make it slower.

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Portraits in Paradise

  • Aloha Vaca 2013 | Part 3

the new Alsop family rule… when you’re in paradise, you HAVE to have some portraits done! I don’t care if we have to use a tripod and a “clicker”… I LOVE having portraits of us on our travels and I’ll do just about anything to get them! We should have warned Josh and Mandy about my picture-taking on vacations before we left. Actually, it’s probably a good thing that we didn’t because it may have deterred them. I have a problem with…. well….. stopping. Everything is so beautiful that I could shoot portraits ALL DAY LONG. It was almost overwhelming how beautiful it was!

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