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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...

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  • How to Overcome the Biggest Lie about Light

I’ve heard it so many times over the course of my 9 years in business. However, there was one remark that will forever be etched into my memory. I was shooting a wedding at a beautiful country club, and while I was frantically trying to capture as many portraits as possible during golden hour, I was struggling to place the light in the right place. It was about that exact time that a wedding guest walking into the reception (carrying his own DSLR) stopped and shouted “Those portraits would be way better if you used a flash?!” Yea. Yikes. Not only did I question what I was doing, but I also cringed at the thought that one of my couple’s friend’s publicly humiliated me in front of them!!!

Ramsey + Naomi | Engaged

  • A Pony Pasture Engagement Session

We had been emailing for what seemed like weeks about their portrait location and all of a sudden, the day was finally here! These two drove close to three hours to come all the way to Richmond for their engagement session, and we couldn’t have asked for a better evening together!! We started their session at Pony Pasture and let me tell you something! These two are amazing!!! I did something during their shoot that I NEVER do!!!

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