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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...

2011 Wedding Recap | Weddings

  • A Year of Color

I love color!!! And I’ve realized this so much this year. I really didn’t think much about it until I started reading comments about how people enjoyed the colors in my images. After a while I realized that my color really does define a lot of my “style”. I like it BRIGHT!! And BOLD!  I don’t have a vintage-muted-faded- look. However, I do LOVE the coloring of film and there are times that I grow jealous of those photographers that can achieve those soft, muted tones. I grow so jealous sometimes that I find myself playing with presets to see if I can mirror their look…. but then I walk away from the computer and

2011 Wedding Recap | Engagements

  • Beautiful Couples & Big Trees

that 2011 is over. I feel like it was just 2010 and I was getting married!! Am I still a newlywed?!! It’s been over a year….hmmm.. I wonder when that title goes away? Anyway, I’ve been so blessed to have such amazing couples this year! It’s so wonderful to look through these images and be reminded of all of these fun sessions! I realized that this year was filled with a lot of BIG TREES and beautiful people!! If you start counting the number of big tree shots I took this year, there are a quite a few of them! I also realized that I went ALL OVER the place. I shot engagements in NYC, Staunton, Chapel Hill NC,

The 2011 Wedding Recap

  • A Year of Bling!

posts! They are so much fun and did I mention EASY?! I’ve already blogged these images once, I just have to gather them up again and wa-la! It’s a fun post recapping an amazing year of BLING!  Whew! Countless diamonds have passed through my hands and I’m happy to say that I’ve never dropped one in a drain or in a river… I’m VERY careful! (All the newly engaged gals out there are gasping at the thought of that!:) I love ring shots and the reason I’m doing a “Recap” post on BLING is because I made it a goal last year to get better at my ring shots. I only took a few ring shots in 2010 that I really LOVED and so I wanted to improve.

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