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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...

Tracking Down the Ties

  • Wedding Wednesday

planning MY wedding… I ran into a common problem! I would see ideas on wedding blogs (thank goodness I wasn’t addicted to Pinterest at the time!) and I would want to replicate those ideas for my wedding but I didn’t know HOW! Where do brides find adorable mix-matchy dresses? Where do they find custom signs and handmade jewlery? And WHERE in the WORLD did they find those awesome TIES and BOWTIES?!  I had a really bad tie dilema! It was quite frustrating. I bought several ties from Etsy that were just blah (however you CAN find amazing wedding stuff on there!!!)… and then I searched every department

 

A Classic Southern Wedding | Clover Forest Plantation

  • Preston + Katie

You know it’s going to be a hot day when it’s 85 degrees at 11am. I left the house and prepared myself for a long day in the sun.  Despite the heat, I was excited! Preston and Katie are a sweet couple. I’ve loved them since day one and they were getting married at a location that I have never photographed before….and I LOVE THAT!  New places mean new ideas and that’s fun for a photographer! I couldn’t be one of those photographers that shoots  at the same venue 15 times a year!  I need some variety in my life and so Clover Forest Plantation sounded exciting to me!  I drove through some country roads and then I saw it. It was gorgeous. Tucked back in the rolling hills of Goochland county is a 17th century plantation

This is Embarrassing

  • Beware of the Baby Buttons!

stories about other people can sometimes make you feel so much better about yourself…. wouldn’t you agree? You hear about dumb things that other people do and you can’t help but think “Wow…. that was bad… I feel a little smarter knowing that they did something so silly.”  Is that just me? Maybe I’m the only horrible person in the world that feels that way every now and then! Well, luckily for you, I’m going to make you feel brilliant today. Seriously, after you hear what I did, you’ll feel like a genuis because more than likely (especially if you’re a photographer),

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