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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...

Bokeh Style

  • Ten Things

know A LOT about Michael and I…. probably more than you care to! I share alot on this blog and that’s because this is a business blog AND a way to document our lives since I have no time to pursue a hobby in scrapbooking! Ps. Little sidenote, I legimitately thought I was going to be a professional scrapbooker in high school. I even read books about it! No joke… Yikes! Nerd alert!!!  So since you already know more than you need to about Michael and I… I thought it was appropriate to blog “10 Ten Things you may not know about Bokeh”.  If you’re new to the blog, Bokeh is our 9 month old Bichpoo puppy and we’re a little obsessed with him….

Downtown Richmond Engagement Shoot

  • Joseph + Melissa | Engaged

even know where to begin with these two! Let’s start with Melissa… or Moe. Our friendship started on the floor of my freshman dorm at our very first Hall Meeting in York River East.  This bubbly girl sat beside me and said “is that a promise ring?! I have one of those!!!” and we’ve been friends ever since. Melissa and I stayed friends through our college years and even though we didn’t hangout all the time, it was NEVER awkward to be together. I just loved this girl! She was fun and spunky and genuinely just a sweet person to have in my life! Fast forward to senior year. I’ve known Joe from a distance but know we’re both on V-Team for Intervarsity…

The "Untouched" Shots

  • Wedding Wednesday

another wedding wednesday with some advice about WHY shooting the reception UNTOUCHED is REALLY important from a photography standpoint. Now, before you read on, let me explain what I mean by “Untouched”.  When I say “I need to shoot the reception Untouched”, I mean I want to shoot a wide shot of the entire room before aunt Louise claims her seat extra early and throws her shawl down on the chair and her clutch on her place setting. How did Aunt Louise squeeze in to grab her seat before the doors even opened?  I have no clue, but they always find a way! The hilarious thing is that guests try to claim their seat for the

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