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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...

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),

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

 

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