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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

  • The Snapshot

I found myself doing a strange thing.  I spent 40 minutes looking at houses for sale in our area… just for fun. We’re not house shopping… we’re not even close to house shopping. I just get these weird and random obsessions some weeks and they suck up time! (I did find an amazing house that I love!! But that’s irrelevant!)  So besides searching for houses that I don’t need, I actually HAVE gotten a lot done recently.  May was wonderful and while it was the start of CRAZINESS for me… I enjoyed it! May’s weddings were beautiful! I just can’t believe I shoot my first June 2013 wedding tomorrow!! This year is flying by so SO fast!!

A High School Sweetheart Engagement

  • Austen + Brittnie | Engaged

me and said she wanted a magical wedding! She wanted it to be magical and whimsical! Brittnie and her mom met with me months ago and as soon as I sat down with them, I could totally see why Brittnie wanted a “Magical” wedding! SHE was magical! She seriously reminds me of a disney princess! The way she talks, how beautiful she is, her positive attitude… she’s just wonderful! How do I get to work with such fabulous brides? I have no idea! I’m just so thankful that I get to be a part of their big day in August. When I first met Brittnie, I asked about Austen and how they met. She smiled and said “Oh he’s my high school sweetheart”.  And because I married my

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

 

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