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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...

The 2012 Wedding Recap

  • Behind the Scenes

favorites things about the end of the year is seeing all of my photog friends post their “Behind the Scenes” images. Bloopers if you will! They CRACK ME UP and they also make me realize that I’m not the only one that looks like I’ve been hit by a Mack truck after shooting for 10 hours!! It’s just fun to see what’s behind all of the pictures…. and to be honest, the behind the scenes isn’t quite as pretty as the actual end result. I think a general rule of thumb is if the photographer looks rough, the pictures will look great! No photographer should look 100% put together and perfect after shooting for hours upon hours!

December 2012 | Kristi & Matt

  • Coaching

sessions have come in all shapes and sized this year! I’ve worked with new, straight of out college photographers, experienced photographers, best friend teams, Students trying to start businesses while IN school and now a husband/wife team! Kristi started her business a little over a year ago and it’s exploding… in a good way! These are my favorite types of coaching sessions because I get to tell them how to keep moving forward without burning the candle on both ends! I feel equipped to help others with handling a growing business because

Where's God in the Midst of Tragedy?

  • The Promise

to feel removed from it all. The news is something that we all watch and as we continue to see more and more horrific things, I think we tend to grow accustomed to them. When I heard about the CT tragedy, I was shocked and baffled at how someone could be so senseless.  Lives were torn apart, families are devastated and a community is broken…. but it didn’t REALLY hit me. My heart hurt for everyone affected but it wasn’t until I was driving up to my parent’s house a few nights ago that it really GOT to me. I was listening to the christian radio station and thinking about the parents that will never see their precious children again.

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