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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...

Time Savers | Photo Mechanic

  • Ask Anything

ever seen something that looks so old school and un-cool that you just decide to NOT give it a chance at ALL. You know what I mean…. like hole-in-wall restaurants or ghetto-fabulous boutiques? Sometimes the GREATEST things are in the nastiest places! Seriously! The last engagement session I posted was shot in one of the ROUGHEST areas of Richmond… but yet the locations were beautiful! So, as we approach this “Time Saver” post… keep this in mind. Photo Mechanic, in my opinion, doesn’t LOOK legit. I mean really, look at that logo!  When I was first introduced to PM, I thought to myself, I am NOT paying $150 for a program

Urban Downtown Richmond Engagement

  • Garrett + Rachel | Engaged

trying to think about what to write about these two… I couldn’t help but wonder who I’m closer to! Rachel is two years younger than me but as soon as she came to CNU, we became friends and started hanging out on a regular basis!  We literally talked and shared EVERYTHING.  From roommates, to our pasts, to our boyfriends/fiancés, to what our futures were going to look like…. we talked about it all. I love this girl. I love her heart, her sarcasm, her honesty and her boldness. She’s just an amazing girl. Then there’s Garrett. Welp, I don’t really know where to begin.  We were neighbors and served on the IV worship team together

Spring 2012 | A Masquerade Themed Wedding

  • The Workshop Experience

 

people come into your life and are such a HUGE blessing… and you didn’t even know you were in need of a blessing!! This late winter and early spring has been an interesting one for Michael and I …. and in the midst of crazy schedules I decided to host a workshop! …. with a styled shoot! Umm… that’s a lot of work. At lunch one day with my friend Janie, she mentioned that I shouldn’t try to do this all on my own… I should get some help from a stylist friend of hers. She connected me with the fabulous Dana Fitzgerald and I felt immediate relief! I’m a control freak… I’m VERY particular about decor and what I like… and so handing over the reigns for the styling of the

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