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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 Santa Monica, California Wedding | Hotel Casa Del Mar

  • Brian + Kristen

There are some days when I really can’t believe that this is my job. This past Saturday was one of those days. People say that when you love what you do, it never feels like work. Well, after a LONG day of shooting my feet would disagree with that statement. It’s hard work shooting a wedding but it’s so rewarding. I get the privilege of photographing amazing couples and gaining new friendships in the process.  Brian and Kristen are amazing to work with and their wedding left me incredibly thankful for my career.  As I scouted out locations for portraits on the beaches of Santa Monica, California, I was beyond excited… but also nervous. When I shoot destination weddings I want them to be EXTRA special. These portraits

Happy 29th Anniversary!

  • Today is Their Day!

isn’t about weddings… or photography tips… or my business in general. This post is for my parents. They are the two people in my life who have influenced me more than anyone else.  I’ve watched them and have learned from them since I was a little girl.  I’ve watched them as leaders in our church and our community, I’ve watched them run our house and keep all of our crazy lives straight but most importantly, I’ve watched them love and serve each other for 24 years. I didn’t realize it while it was happening but every little thing they did affected me. I grew up wanting what they had. I wanted a husband that loved me like daddy loves momma…

Little Pretty Things Still Matter

  • Packaging Perks

literally on my way to the airport. Like, I’m in the car, typing on an iPad so please forgive the typos! I’m shooting a wedding in CA tomorrow and I couldn’t be more excited!! It’s going to be beautiful!! So today I’m sharing a little peek of my packaging!!! This post is long overdue! I’ve been using this packaging for a while and I can’t believe I haven’t blogged it yet! Last year I decided that I was tired of CD’s. My disk drive was going bad and the burning process was burning me out (haha I crack myself up:). So I opted for a more modern option….the flash drive. It’s small, it’s easy and it’s compact!

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