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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...

Prayer for the 2013 Youth Mission Trip

  • We're Outta Here

I’m probably sleeping on a slightly deflated air mattress on the floor of a high school somewhere on the Eastern Shore. Yup. I’m on our annual mission trip! You can view last year’s trip HERE! It was a BLAST and I’m excited to be involved again this year. I’m just hoping I’m not in charge of power washing again, that really wasn’t the safest job for me to have last year!! During our stay on the Eastern Shore we’ll be working on 30+ construction projects, leading VBS, serving veterans and trying to survive the heat! It’s going to be amazing!! Serving people is probably one

A Little Reflection

  • Time to Grow

in June…. like a ton of bricks. I love what I’m doing and I am SO thankful for where my business is.  However, I realized something very eye-opening and somewhat scary in June. This “something” made me stop in my tracks and literally pray for a change.  I was so busy that I had stopped growing. I was so busy that I couldn’t even finish ONE project of my own. It was only May and I had already started the late nighters, the 10 hour workdays at my desk and the feeling of stress was creeping into my life slowly but surely.  I only had 4 weddings in May and even though I turned them around within a week

Mount Victoria Plantation Engagement Session

  • Dustin + Brittani | Engaged

for shoots isn’t always the easiest task….especially when you’re long distance. Brittani and Dustin are living in South Carolina but Britt grew up in Maryland and so they decided to make a trip home for their engagement shoot. Since Britt is a fabulous photographer (check out her cute blog!), we both knew that their location needed to be beautiful and very “them”. That’s why it’s so great to work with other photographers! They just GET stuff like that automatically! So when Brittani told me that she found a location that was owned by a friend at home, I was all for it! I was excited… just like any shoot…

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