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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...

Breaking Ground!

  • Building a Home Made for Hosting

I was at the Pursuit conference and Michael was at another conference when we realized that there was a slight chance that our builders had started building OUR HOUSE!! I didn’t think that the permits had come in and so I really didn’t expect anything but Michael asked our good friend Tyler to go take a look! I was standing in the back of the auditorium at the conference when Ashley (Ty’s wife) got a text with pictures of the DIRT!!! I don’t know what came over me but as soon as I saw the pictures of the excavators and piles of dirt, I turned into one big puddle!

Gino + Jen | Engaged

  • University of Richmond Engagement Portraits

Engagement season is HERE!! We have three engagement sessions in four days! The first of this round of sessions was for Gino and Jen! They live up in NY and so since they were down doing some wedding planning, we decided to sneak in their engagement session as well! We met at 6:30am…. yes… 6:30. It was early but as the sun started to rise, I remembered why I love sunrise sessions so much. There is something different about the morning sunlight!

My New Favorite Travel Lens

  • Simplify and Travel With One Lens!!

I blogged about our trip to Hawaii and we started to get so many emails about ONE thing. You guessed it….. the resounding question was “WHAT LENSES DID YOU USE?!” Well there was once a day when I used to take MULTIPLE lenses on vacation and I am excited to announce that those days are over!! Yep! I’ve found my traveling soul-mate in lens form and it rocked my world in Hawaii!! The truth is, you don’t NEED to have all of your lenses… you just need to have the capabilities of all of your lenses! For example….

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