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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...

Bokeh is Ready to Relax!

  • Vacation

time this is published, we’ll be on the beaches in the Virgin Islands! Michael is assisting me as I shoot a wedding there on Sunday. We decided to go a few days early and take a mini-vacation before the work begins and we’re pumped! …. and so is Bokeh! Bokeh gets to spend a few days at Grandma’s house!! And he LOVES visiting both of them! Bobbi and Mike buy him a new treat every time he visits and my family lives on 10 acres and Bokeh gets to RUN FREE! So when he gets to go to Grandma’s…. no matter which one it is… he’s EXCITED!! By this time we’re probably missing him a little bit but I’m sure he’s doing just fine without us!!

A Williamsburg Engagement Shoot

  • Brian + Whitney

up and immediately met Brian and Whitney. It’s always really obvious which couple is waiting for me because the girl always has her hair done and the guy is coordinating perfectly.  We said hello and then Ben stuck his MASSIVE head out of the window of Brian’s truck! WOW!! This dog was HUGE!! I’m so used to Bokeh. Bokeh is literally 11 pounds and most of this body consists of FLUFF!  An 82 pound lab is a big adjustment. There is more power in Bennett’s TAIL than there is in Bokeh’s whole body!!  As we were shooting I offered to just hold Ben’s leash and snap a few of two of them and Brian very kindly informed me that that would be a bad idea.

Ask Anything

  • Wedding Wednesday

series on my blog called “Ask Anything” and it’s basically a series of posts that answer FAQ’s from photographers! Well, today I want to open up the same opportunity for BRIDES!!  I’m definitely NOT a wedding planner but after shooting 80+ weddings and planning my own, I think it’s safe to say that I’ve see a lot! I’ve seen GREAT ideas, NOT so great ideas… amazing details, awesome timelines, etc. etc. So! I want to open up this wedding wednesday to YOU!! If you’re a bride or a really anyone with a wedding related question, today is the day to ask it! Just simply leave a comment for me and I’ll respond with answers next week for Wedding Wednesday! I’m excited!!

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