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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...

OCF Placement

  • Ask Anything

ago  blogged about my new found love for the Canon 600 Ex-Rt’s. This is a new flash system that Canon announced in the early 2012 and the flashes have transmitters BUILT IN. So I don’t deal with Pocket Wizards or Radio Poppers or ANYTHING! I just set up my OFC, put my on-camera flash in the shoe mount and sync them with one click! Amazing? YES. I love them! I shoot with my On-camera flash set on Manual and my OCF on ETTL. The only disadvantage of these flashes is that if you’re shooting with a Mark II, you can’t set one flash to Manual and one to ETTL. I know that’s a bummer and it’s keeping a lot of people from investing in them.

Bridesmaid Style

  • Wedding Wednesday

been at this for 4 years now (officially 4 years in August, CRAZY!)… I have actually been able to see TRENDS happening! Actually, I feel like the WHOLE industry has changed DRAMATICALLY in the last 5 years… am I the only one that feels that way? When I first began shooting, there were trends and DIY weddings but it was NOTHING like today’s wedding scene! Brides are totally doing their own thing and that’s especially obvious when it comes to how they style their bridesmaid’s attire! I remember being a bride and walking into one store and thinking “Welp I guess I have to find something here”.

A Red, White & Blue Wedding | Hotel John Marshall

  • Jason + Shannon

After meeting Jason and Shannon, I should NEVER complain about my workload. These two are SO busy with their jobs that they were traveling until 3 days before their wedding!! What?! How Shannon got everything together  and still remained so calm on her wedding day was beyond me! Super woman!!! I’m just in awe of her! Jason and Shannon are an incredible pair and their downtown Richmond wedding couldn’t have been better…. or more patriotic! Red, white and blue filled their day from beginning to end. We shot their portraits in a little area of Churchill and then we made our way to the church…. in the “To the Bottom and Back Bus”. Not even kidding. Cool right?!! Jason and Shannon planned their

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