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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...

Editing and Finding Your Style

  • The Power of Practice

changed in four years…. so much. Four years ago I was working on a beat up 17″ macbook pro, doodling in InDesign and trying to launch my career in graphic design.  Now look at me. What in the world?! This is not what I thought I would be doing! I had other plans for my life that I thought were going to be great… but God had other things in mind… and thankfully, He knows best:).  I am REALLY thankful that God brought photography into my life when he did. I started young. I was in college, I was already into the whole “graphics/techy” world so I wasn’t totally blindsided by the lingo and the complexity

 

A Rustic Country Bridal Shoot

  • Amelia's Bridals

“rolling with the punches” comes to mind when I think about Amelia. This girl has had some CRAZY speed bumps along her wedding planning journey and she just kept on going.  Plans changed and new plans were made and her wedding day was perfect this past Saturday! So when her first bridal session got rained out, she didn’t blink an eye. We just rescheduled and made it happen the following week!  I met them close to where I grew up in Caroline County and we drove down some LONG dusty roads to find these locations. Now I’ve lived in this part of the country for 20 years…. and I have never even SEEN the roads we were on!

The Rustic DIY Country Wedding | Staunton VA

  • Hunter + Rebecca

Like most wedding days, everything was a few minutes behind schedule. It’s amazing how FAST time flies on your big day! 20 minutes seems like 5! Becca somehow managed to get ready in record time (of course it doesn’t take much to get her ready, she’s just naturally drop dead gorgeous!).  She got in her dress, hugged her momma goodbye and we headed to her First Look with Hunter. Becca explained to me a few weeks before the wedding day that she had been writing letters to Hunter since they started dating (4 years ago!) and she wanted him to read one before he saw her. Perfect. I love stuff like this!! Maybe it’s because I’m a girl… or maybe it’s because I did the EXACT same thing for Michael!

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