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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...

Downtown Richmond Wedding Photographer

  • Ben + Cassady | Engaged

cute are these two?!! They’re adorable. And you’re going to love them even more after I explain their story.  Ben adores Cassady… so much so that he contacted me WAY before he even proposed! Cassady is in the photography business and had followed the blog… I think she has been following for a WHILE… which means she remembers the old “Inspired Designs” days.. whew! What a blast to the past! Ben scheduled an engagement session before the proposal and Cassady was blown away.  Now, it’s one thing to pre-schedule and plan ahead, but this couple did something even more amazing! …. They drove

Colorful Cubes | DIY Bridal Shower Idea

  • Wedding Wednesday

you’re thinking that I’ve gone crazy.  I’ll probably get a few emails saying “Pssst… Katelyn… It’s TUESDAY!  NOT WEDNESDAY!”. I realize this, really, I do.  However, because of some little technical difficulties this week, my blogging was thrown off. So TODAY is Wedding Wednesday and we’re pretending tomorrow is Tuesday. Ok? Ok! And tomorrow…(Tuesday) I have a post you’re going to LOVE. Promise! It’s worth the wait!  So this Wedding Wednesday on Tuesday is for the bridesmaids that are in charge of throwing a bridal shower. That’s a big job when you’ve never done one before. I’m actually in the process of planning a

The Lineup | What's in my Bag

  • Ask Anything

first started, I blog stalked like no one’s business. I watched my favorite photographer’s EVERY move! It wasn’t because I was a creeper… even though at times I felt like one… it was because I was desperate to LEARN.  I seriously learned SO much from reading other photographer’s blogs and watching them as they continued to grow THEIR business. I wanted whatever lenses Jasmine was shooting with and whatever light setup Justin and Mary were using etc. etc. There is nothing wrong with that! It gave me a place to START! However, I think I’m finally at a place where I’m making decisions based on what “I” need for my business,

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