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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...

Salisbury Country Club Engagement | Richmond Wedding Photographer

  • Mike + Kristin | Engaged

winter months for a photographer can be dreadful at times. It’s cold, and dark and for people like me who love COLOR, it can seem somewhat lifeless. I love winter but when it comes to photography, it’s not my favorite season. Well, I’m happy to announce that those days are over for 2013! Sure, it’s still chilly and the temperature for VA has not been normal for late March however, the grass is beginning to turn green and slowly but surely, spring is starting to show through!! I noticed this last weekend while I was shooting Mike and Kristin’s eshoot on the Southside of Richmond. This was my first 2013


San Francisco

  • RV Vaca 2013

our whole trip, we tried to find a good balance between a “Planned/Carefree” mindset. We knew our timeframe for each stop and we also knew the BIG stuff we wanted to see, but we showed up to different locations without a set PLAN as to what we would be doing. For example, as we approached the city of San Francisco, Michael was driving and I heard them mention that they wanted to rent scooters for the next day to tour the city. Jill immediately got on her phone and looked up reviews for San Fran scooter rentals…. we quickly dismissed that idea.

March 2013 | Sarah and Abby

  • Coaching

been asked on multiple occasions, “So what ARE coaching sessions?”. This is a great question that I love to answer!! I realized two years ago that even though I LOVE teaching workshops, I was receiving a lot of requests for mentoring and one-on-one training. Photographers from all over had very specific questions about their businesses and they wanted advice about how to make this dream of theirs actually HAPPEN! A workshop is a GREAT way to learn about how I made it happen and how I run my business from top to bottom… but there isn’t much time for personal evaluation for the attendees. It’s just

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