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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...

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The Double Birthday

  • Happy Birthday to Momma & Mike

I may have shared this once before… actually, I’m pretty sure that I have! Oh well, I’m sharing it again! My MOM and Michael’s DAD have the same birthday!!! It makes January extra fun and it gives us something to look forward to after the excitement of Christmas settles down. Because our parents are good friends and we grew up together, it means that we have been celebrating these two birthdays together LONG before Michael and I were even dating!! Crazy!

3 Tips for Photographing Wide Portraits by Katelyn James Photography

Shooting the Big Picture

  • Ask Anything

We were approached by a local wedding network about wedding trends a while back. They asked if I had any examples of WIDE portraits from wedding days and I had to think about it for a minute! Was this really a new “Wedding Trend”? After I started thinking about it, I realized that I think they are on to something! When I think about my parent’s wedding pictures and other wedding portraits that I have seen from that generation, I don’t recall ever seeing really WIDE portraits!

Why We HATE Asking for Help! by Katelyn James Photography

Why We Don’t Like Asking for Help

  • Ask Anything

I have a love/hate relationship with asking for help or really any advice for that matter. You see, when you ask for help, you aren’t just simply asking a question, you’re inviting someone else to weigh in on your situation. Maybe I’m the only one who’s like this but I’m VERY protective over this business that Michael and I have created over the years. We’ve worked hard to get it to where it is today and so I don’t go to just anyone for advice. I ask for advice from people who have done what I want to do and who I TRUST.

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