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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!Β  Read more...

WPPI 2014

  • Big News & a Confession

a very EXCITING and yet somewhat interesting post to write this morning. Before I announce some big news, I need to explain a little bit about my first few years in the photography industry. When I was first starting out… like, 8 months into my business, my friend Jessie gave me a call. She called and said “I have a CRAZY idea! … Lets go to Vegas this year and attend WPPI!!”. I was so new but from the very beginning of my business I guess you could call me a “Go-getter”. The thought of “Well I’m too new to go to the nation’s largest photography conference” NEVER crossed my mind. Call me naive or call me crazy… I was trying to grow and I wanted to grow FAST.

A Gift to My Sweet Brides!

  • 2013 Bridal Spa Day

was a busy busy day for us! We hosted the 3rd annual, “Katelyn James Bridal Spa Day” at the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa in Short Pump! This is an event that we look forward to hosting every year! What better way to spend a Saturday than receiving a free spa treatment and then Christmas shopping!? One by one, our brides made it into the RedDoor Spa on Saturday and it was one big reunion! We missed all of our “out of state” brides but they’ll be receiving a special little something in the mail soon! :)

A Destination Engagement | Punta Cana Dominican Republic

  • Justin + Chasity | Engaged

say that an engagement session is a VERY vital part of the whole wedding photography experience. However, when your clients live in Alaska and you live in Virginia, making a shoot happen can be a little tricky! Thankfully, Justin and Chasity were willing to have an engagement sessions before their rehearsal dinner! It was perfect timing. The afternoon storm had past and the sun was out. We hit so many wonderful locations on the Secrets Resort property and we had a chance to really get to know one another before the wedding day!

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