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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...

A DIY Country Inspired Wedding | Adam's International School

  • Michael + Laura

She was making her way up the coast and I was worried. She was gaining strength and I thought “Oh dear, if I’m shooting a wedding in the midst of Sandy’s wrath, I’m done for!”. However, Sandy took a different route on Saturday and we were grateful!! The overcast skies were a constant reminder that it could have been raining with strong winds but it wasn’t. It was just an overcast October day. The leaves were still on the trees and it was the perfect day for a wedding!! Michael and Laura were married at the Adam’s International School in Goochland, VA. This is a newer wedding venue and it’s perfect for the DIY bride! …. and even MORE perfect for the DIY COUNTRY bride!

Sandy is a comin!

  • A "Hurrication"

new word I made up. Tomorrow I’m taking a “Hurrication”…. basically, it’s a day off because of hurricane Sandy. She’s heading up the coast and she’s making her way onto the coast! As I type, I hear acorns hitting the roof and the branches are a swayin!! We’re headed up to my parent’s house since we don’t have a generator. And lets be honest, we don’t want to miss out on a hurricane party!! My sister is in town, Michael’s not working tomorrow and schools are cancelled across the state…. so I’m taking a break too!! Ps. I wouldn’t get much done without power anyway!! So to all of my northern east coast friends, stay SAFE!!

A Tropical Getaway

  • Our 2 Year Anniversary Cruise

vacation without my CAMERA. Like, my REAL camera.  I left the Mark III at home for our 2 year anniversary cruise and I left it on purpose.  There was a split second during packing that I thought “But I’m going to ATLANTIS and that’s just a shame not to take my REALY camera!”.  Well, despite that thought, I didn’t pack it…. and I’m SO glad I didn’t!! What a relief! I know it’s sad but when your hobby is also your career, sometimes you need a vacation from it! I felt so FREE on this trip. Maybe it was the lack of professional camera equipment or maybe it was the non-existence of internet access!! I couldn’t blog, I couldn’t check email, I couldn’t

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