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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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  • Coaching Dates Released

cool things happening with KJP these days!! The #1 thing would be the fact that I’m getting to meet so many amazing people and not only do I get to be their friends, I have the chance to help them grow and expand their businesses! So, some photographers are purely ARTSY… and the business side of their work drives them insane…. almost to the point of burnt out if they don’t get help! Then there are photographers like me that actually ENJOY the business side in some weird way!! It’s strange right?! Well there has to be a happy medium. You HAVE to be creative and push yourself artistically but in order to grow a business

A Fall Bridal Shoot

  • Melissa's Bridals

this shoot was CHILLY!!! But you would never know because Melissa’s beauty is the first thing that captures attention! … No one notices the goosebumps! :) It was a chilly October morning when we shot these portraits and I was so impressed with Melissa’s ability to shiver AND look natural all at the same time!! She’s just stunning… absolutely gorgeous…. and she was my roomie in college!!! You’re all probably thinking “Katelyn, your friends are so photogenic” and my response to that is “Yes, I know”. haha They are! Whenever I shoot a friend’s wedding I think to myself  “Self, you are surrounded by gorgeous people in your life!”…

A Rustic Shenandoah Mountain Wedding | Luray, Virginia

  • Corey + Melissa

Stunning… that’s the word that I would describe Corey and Melissa’s ENTIRE wedding day.  It was just amazing. The scenery, the timeline, the portraits, the LIGHT!! AH! This was my last wedding for the 2012 wedding season. I have another one coming up in late December but Corey and Melissa ended the non-stop shooting spree that has lasted from April 14th until this past weekend. WOW. You would think that after 30+ weddings, we would be a little exhausted and burned out… but God has been really faithful in that area of my life this year. The closer I have gotten to the end of wedding season, the more inspired I feel. Maybe it’s because I know that the end is in sight… or maybe it’s because I have AMAZING

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