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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...

& Entering the Arctic

  • Leaving Paradise

we caught ourselves shivering in 60 degrees today in Hawaii. WOW. That’s how fast we grew used to this amazing weather!! How in the WORLD are we going to survive when we come home to the coldest temperatures of the YEAR?! Some friends are posting instagrams of -18 degrees in some parts of the country! YIKES! I’m praying that everyone’s heat is working well and that all of our friends in those arctic temperatures stay toasty somehow. Michael and I are in Seattle for a quick 48 hours and then we’ll be heading home and I’m praying that it’s warmer by the time we get there!

To His Grandmas!

  • Bokeh's Says Thank You

and I realize that once we have a family one day, we can’t necessarily travel the way we do now. Our schedules will have to subside and our days and evenings will be spent at home more often. But for right now, we’re young and we don’t have any kids…. except Bokeh Boy. Every time we have a long weekend or an all day event of some kind, he goes to one of his grandparent’s houses. We are SO thankful that they are only 50 minutes away and that they love him! There are some dogs that aren’t the easiest to care for and so we’re beyond thankful that our mom’s are constantly willing to take him.

A Year in Review

  • Best of Engagements 2013

You saw my “Best of Weddings 2013”. Today I’m posting the “Best of Engagements”! It’s really interesting to think about what I consider a “good image” these days. My goal several years ago was to define my style more and more with every shoot. Engagement sessions were my time to do that. During an eshoot I have control, time, and complete freedom to be creative. Well now that I have a pretty defined style, the challenge is to continue to perfect my work without growing stale…. and that’s actually very hard to do. I know the formula.

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