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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...

Master Groom Portrait Posing

Master One Classic Groom Portrait Pose

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The reason I’m writing this post is because I used to struggle with this constantly and I KNOW I can’t be the only one! It used to be that I would rather take bridal portraits of the Queen of Sheba than to do portraits of a groom by himself! ha! Why? Because I felt like if I didn’t have 110% confidence, they could read right through me and it would be downhill from there. When I started, I was 20 years old. I was a baby! Instructing a 30 year old man to pose in a certain way took A LOT of confidence! … And sometimes I didn’t have it because I didn’t know how to pose a man like I knew how to pose a woman!

Urban Engagement Photos Featuring RVA Murals & The National_4585

David + Melissa | Engaged

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I love our city! However, I feel like there are so many parts of it that I never get to explore and shoot in! All of that changed with this RVA shoot! Melissa and I had emailed months ago about this session and she knew what she wanted. She wanted an engagement session that represented who they were, what they loved and the CITY that they love! We started shooting downtown around the National. We were accompanied by Melissa’s Maid of Honor and Simba… their precious, super photogenic pup! The National is a big part of their life together. They love music so much that it’s going to be a BIG part of their wedding theme!!

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