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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...

Getting Organized

  • The "Production Wall"

has been a work in progress for the last year and a half. You see, when you run your business out of a DORM ROOM for two years, it takes a while to really get organized once you have a “big girl office”. I have filing cabinets and charts and places to actually DISPLAY my sample albums. Before I got married and was in college, I stored my whole business in a room smaller than most people’s walk-in closets! It’s amazing “Katelyn James Photography” didn’t shut down after year one!!  So today I’m showing my latest project that I have been working on recently. I finished my craft closet and now I’ve conquered the “Production Wall”.

and becoming "Those People"

  • Rainy Days

officially become “those people”…. ya know, the type of people that talk to their dogs like they are humans, the type of people that have more pictures on their iphone of their puppy then of themselves and the type of people that buy outfits…. for their PETS. Yup. We’re guilty. I used to see pictures of dogs in little outfits and think “Oh MY gosh, you probably spent $15 on a sweater vest for your chihuahua!! How ridiculous!!”. Well as we walked through Petsmart… we spotted a little tiny red raincoat…with a hood included. Michael stopped and looked at it, and then looked at me… almost as if he was saying

The Blacksburg Wedding | Va Tech Wedding Photography

  • Chris + Christine

The theme words used on their wedding day included “service, kind, compassionate, wise, thoughtful, etc”.  Chris and Christine are well loved by their family and friends and that was so evident on their wedding day. It seemed like every time someone would speak of them, compliments just flowed out of their mouths.  I had met Christine through my best friend Caroline when they roomed together at Tech. I knew how sweet of a friend she was to Caroline but I had never had many opportunities to hangout with Christine the last 5 years.  After only an hour of hanging out at the salon, I knew it was going to be a wonderful celebration. Christine just has this calm, sweet presence about her and that’s the PERFECT

 

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