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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...

A Little Goes a Long Way | Bridal Party Tables

  • Wedding Wednesday

much to make a pretty image. One vase with one peony would make me happy and keep me busy for a while! Those flowers are so photogenic! So often brides get so overwhelmed with having a MILLION DETAILS! I understand this. I was one of those brides! I wanted details everywhere and they WERE EVERYWHERE. I went a little overboard. However, not every wedding has to have over the top decor on every table. Simple is good! In this Wedding Wednesday post I’m going to show you just how many detail shots can be taken from just a simple bridal party table display. This was just ONE piece of Buddy and Jill’s beautiful farm wedding a few weekes ago.

Charlottesville Virginia Wedding Photographer

  • Laura's Bridals

day off and so we drove to Charlottesville to meet a friend for lunch and then drove through the rolling hills to Barboursville Vineyard .  We were meeting Laura there to shoot her bridal session and as soon as we pulled up, I knew this was going to be a fun one! Old ruins? Fields of daffodils?! Yes please! Laura looked amazing and so natural. I never did a bridal session before my wedding and every time I shoot one for somebody else, It makes me wish I had! Maybe I still will! Bridal sessions are awesome because they allow the bride to get comfortable in her dress AND in her shoes! It’s like a trial run!

May 2011

  • The Goals
    and I have been DREADING this post for sometime now. It’s really not something I have been looking forward to. I knew April would be a little crazy but I thought I would at LEAST have gotten some more Thank you notes done! Ugh. Why is this so HARD?! I have them sitting by the couch so whenever we’re watching TV, I can work on them! Well, whenever I stop working and Michael comes home and we’re watching TV, I really don’t feel like writing Thank You notes… I just want to relax! Michael and I are SO incredibly thankful for everyone that participated in our wedding and supported us…. I’m just

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