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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...

Stop Second Guessing Yourself, Your Business and Your Talent by Katelyn James Photography

Second Guessing

  • Ask Anything

We were about to start shooting a wedding at a cathedral. It was one of our amazing 2012 couple’s wedding day and everything was going so SO well! Getting ready, first look, portraits, everything had been perfect! We arrive at the beautiful cathedral where the ceremony would be taking place and I notice that there are BRIGHT spotlights on the altar. So bright that you can feel the heat from them when you’re standing under them!! Me being nosy and not wanting to bother anyone, I started looking for the dimmer switch. Unfortunately, it was nowhere to be found and so I passed the priest in the hallway and mentioned my concern.

A Downtown Richmond Senior Shoot

  • Meet Hadley

is one characteristic that I wish every high schooler had, it would be motivation and the ability to dream BIG…. ok those are two things. I think it’s sad when I meet students that are completely satisfied with the status quo and have no real ambitions for the future. Hadley could not be further from that type of high school student. Since I met her, I have known that she was driven and that she had leadership qualities! However, I met Hadley when she was first starting high school and so I’ve seen her actually watched her grow and realize just how much of a leader she is and what she is capable of over the last 3 years.

A Richmond City View Engagement

  • Matt + Ashleigh | Engaged

week I met these two in downtown Richmond for their engagement session and I have to admit that I think October is one of the BEST months for engagement sessions! It’s not too hot and it’s not too cold! It’s just perfect! We loved walking around Jefferson Park and Rocketts landing and getting to know each other a little bit! I knew before I even met these two that they were a special couple. If I told you their full proposal story, you would understand what I mean! Matt set the bar SO high when it comes to proposals!! These two couldn’t be more in love and I was constantly

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