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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...

Ask Anything

  • Wedding Wednesday

series on my blog called “Ask Anything” and it’s basically a series of posts that answer FAQ’s from photographers! Well, today I want to open up the same opportunity for BRIDES!!  I’m definitely NOT a wedding planner but after shooting 80+ weddings and planning my own, I think it’s safe to say that I’ve see a lot! I’ve seen GREAT ideas, NOT so great ideas… amazing details, awesome timelines, etc. etc. So! I want to open up this wedding wednesday to YOU!! If you’re a bride or a really anyone with a wedding related question, today is the day to ask it! Just simply leave a comment for me and I’ll respond with answers next week for Wedding Wednesday! I’m excited!!

A Santa Monica, California Wedding | Hotel Casa Del Mar

  • Brian + Kristen

There are some days when I really can’t believe that this is my job. This past Saturday was one of those days. People say that when you love what you do, it never feels like work. Well, after a LONG day of shooting my feet would disagree with that statement. It’s hard work shooting a wedding but it’s so rewarding. I get the privilege of photographing amazing couples and gaining new friendships in the process.  Brian and Kristen are amazing to work with and their wedding left me incredibly thankful for my career.  As I scouted out locations for portraits on the beaches of Santa Monica, California, I was beyond excited… but also nervous. When I shoot destination weddings I want them to be EXTRA special. These portraits

Happy 29th Anniversary!

  • Today is Their Day!

isn’t about weddings… or photography tips… or my business in general. This post is for my parents. They are the two people in my life who have influenced me more than anyone else.  I’ve watched them and have learned from them since I was a little girl.  I’ve watched them as leaders in our church and our community, I’ve watched them run our house and keep all of our crazy lives straight but most importantly, I’ve watched them love and serve each other for 24 years. I didn’t realize it while it was happening but every little thing they did affected me. I grew up wanting what they had. I wanted a husband that loved me like daddy loves momma…

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