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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...

The NYE Winter Wedding | Richmond, VA

  • David + Courtney

December was a great break for me. It had been over a month since I had photographed a wedding and so I felt like I was ready to roll again! The forecast was great and the venue was close to home… this was going to be a wonderful New Years Eve wedding. Michael and I grabbed lunch at Chik-fil-a and then I headed out. I kissed him goodbye and told him “I’ll see you next year!!”…… He jokingly rolled his eyes at my bad joke and I got in my car and laughed at my rare streak of funniness all the way to interstate 64. It was 60 degrees as I headed downtown and the light was soft and perfect. Courtney arrived, got dressed and we headed to the Capital for some portraits. It was the perfect location! The

Best Bouquets of 2011

  • Wedding Wednesday

realize this… but the bridal bouquet has a super power. Yes, it does. I’m not exaggerating or over analyzing…the bouquets on a wedding day have SUCH a huge effect on the images!! If you look at the majority of my wedding blog posts, the POP of color normally comes from the bouquets! They add so much! The florals of the wedding day have the ability to tie EVERYTHING together. From the boutonnieres to the centerpieces at the reception… the bouquets can incorporate it all! When brides emails me in a panic about the floral costs and they say they just want to do fake silk flowers instead…

Brand Boosters

  • Good Things

me that other day that “You haven’t done a “Good Things” post is SO LONG”. Well, apparently Michael likes those posts… or maybe he just likes consistency (which is KEY to blogging well). Either way, I’m thankful for his input and I decided to blog about some “Good things” that have become great BRAND BOOSTERS!  When I say “Brand Boosters”… I’m talking about things that people notice and say “Ohh that’s cool, is that your logo!?” or  “How did you find that in your shade of TEAL?!”.  Did you know I have my own shade of TEAL? Everyone talks about TEAL like I own that color…. and I would like to think that I do.

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