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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...

June 2012 | Simone & Melodie , Lauren

  • Coaching

ago I announced that I was now offering “Coaching Sessions” once a month for two photographers.  And like most of my ideas… they always need a little tweaking.  This is the second round of coaching sessions since they were announced and I think I’ve finally figured it out! I want this experience to be three things for the photographer’s that attend: 1.FUN  2. PERSONAL and  3. A GAME CHANGER. I want photographers to leave these sessions feeling like they can take on the world and totally make this dream of theirs happen!  In order for me to really get to know each photographer well and hear about where they are

Downtown Richmond Photographer

  • Meet Alyson

just have certain features about them that get noticed so easily.  You know the people I’m talking about. It’s the people always get compliments on their hair… or their teeth…. Or their TAN (I definitely don’t get compliments about my TAN… it’s non-existent!).  For me, I guess people notice my hair… that’s probably because it’s ORANGE! It’s something that sets me a part just a little.  For Alyson, it’s her EYES. This girl has some AMAZING eyes and I’ll be honest, I didn’t realize just how big and beautiful they really were until I was all up in her space taking her senior portraits!! When you’re taking portraits of someone and you’re shooting REALLY close, it’s easy

Wedding Chicks, Southern Weddings, What's Up Wedding Magazine

  • Featured

been a common theme rolling around in my head this week. It’s the idea of “balance” and what a “normal life” is supposed to look like.  I see people walking their dogs at the same time every morning and older couples that take a nightly jog together.  We live close to a little league park and I see families pull in every Tuesday night for games and then probably head home to get homework done before bedtime. Some couples we know get to relax every Saturday.  Saturday’s are “normal” people’s day to do LIFE stuff. Like running to the grocery store, yard work, visiting family, shopping with friends, etc etc.  But that isn’t my life…my job AND

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