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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...

Quantico, Virginia Wedding Photographer

  • Scott + Megan

down the hall of the church and followed the sound of excited voices coming from the bride’s room.  When I saw Megan she gave me and HUGE hug and squealed. Her day was FINALLY here!!! This girl couldn’t have been more excited to get married. My sweet friend Jessie shot this wedding with me and I am SO grateful for her! After leaving to go shoot the details, Jess mentioned that Megan may be the most excited bride she’s ever seen! … And that’s saying A LOT because Jessie has been shooting weddings longer than I have! Megan just has this joy about her. She’s one of those girls that you meet and can’t help but love. After meeting these two at their engagement session,

Getting Ready | Looking for Light

  • Wedding Wednesday

much to think about when planning a wedding and I know it can be overwhelming. However, if you’re a bride and you’ve invested in really high quality photography, I bet you want the BEST pictures possible!! And while a photographer should be able to make the most out of every situation, there are some things a bride can do to help a photographer out! Today I’m just focusing on the “getting ready” portion of the day. I LOVE the moments when the dress is going on and the bridesmaids are squealing and mom starts tearing up. These are really incredible moments…. and they deserve some incredible light too! Wouldn’t you agree?


What to Wear?!

  • Ask Anything

photographers ask me what I wear to weddings. I tell them I wear DRESSES and they GASP! Well, I don’t really know if they gasp, but their response is something like this: “Really?, Isn’t that restricting?! And aren’t you uncomfortable?!”.  The answer to those questions is no. I really love it and I feel more comfortable in a cute dress than in anything else. I want to look like a “Professional Guest”. I have attended weddings where the photographers wear what looks like a black jumpsuit…not cool. If that works for them, that’s great! … It just doesn’t work for me. I want to blend into the crowd and still look stylish and professional. I’m a direct


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