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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...

And Turning "Work" Off

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noticeable change happening in our life right now. It’s called “The End of Wedding Season”. It’s the time of the year when things begin to slow down a bit. I start going to bed at a decent hour… and sure, there is still a ton to be done but it’s more manageable.  I have time to work on albums, hunker down on big projects and still end the workday at 6pm. The GREATEST part of this new season is that I have several WORK FREE Saturdays! Isn’t that wonderful?! I’m trying to get better at turning my “work” mind off when it’s after hours. If you’re a small business owner (aka workaholic)…. it’s hard to do. My whole family was watching the VA/VT game on Saturday

 

A Firehouse Engagement Shoot

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shooting, I mentioned how Rita was the one who convinced me to tryout for Volleyball in Middle School…. and then I quickly added that it became painfully obvious that volleyball was not “my thing” after a few games. That’s when I thought my friendship with Rita started but she reminded me that we actually went to PRESCHOOL together!! We first met at the “Little School at the Grove”  as toddlers! Who would have thought that we would grow up and I would be photographing her wedding?! It’s such a small, wonderful world and I loved every minute of my time with these two.

From Bokeh Boy

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving from Bokeh Boy!!! Yes, he’s wearing a cable knit sweater.. it’s cold here in VA!!! You have to admit, he’s a cutie and forest green is definitely his color. :) We’re hanging out at home for a few days and he’s loving it. He’s enjoying endless people to play with and food being dropped on the floor constantly!! I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday. I’m so thankful for every single one of you that makes a point to check the blog on a regular basis. I couldn’t do this without you!! My business has grown because of YOU and today I’m so thankful.

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