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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...

Meet the Bride | Sharon

  • Wedding Wednesday

I could write a BOOK on my wedding planning process. I really do. It was a long process and it took so much thought and looking back, I probably would have done a few things differently.  However, you only have one chance with wedding planning. Our day was perfect (except for my eyelashes falling off).  But throughout the planning process I wish I had known a few things…. for instance: Don’t freak out over invitations…they WILL come together and they WILL be CUTE.  I worried about those things for WEEKS…..and I wasn’t the only bride who experienced the “invitation freakout”….. Sharon stressed about hers too!

A Katelyn James Photography Workshop

  • The Sugar Shoot | Part II

recovering from Saturday. I don’t have much of a voice but that’s definitely my own fault! I have this problem with being overly LOUD when I shoot.  If something is gorgeous, I squeal about it…. if the models look amazing… I squeal about it.  I get REALLY into “portraits” and “details”… it’s just my thing. So obviously, Saturday was like portrait and detail OVERLOAD. Thanks to the AMAZING ladies at the Sweet Spot, we had a gorgeous candy bar!! (I told you that you had only seen half of the details!) It was unbelievable. The Sweet Spot actually offers custom candy bars for events AND weddings… so if you’re a bride and you’re interested…definitely contact them!! The workshop started at 9am and we went until 6pm

A Katelyn James Photography Workshop

  • The Sugar Shoot | Part I

The SUGAR SHOOT happened and it was a success! 18 photographers from the Virginia, Delaware, Ohio, and Florida came together to attend this workshop and I couldn’t have been more honored…. or nervous. I mean……what if I talked too fast? What if my presentation didn’t work or just disappeared into computer land….. what if I wasn’t prepared enough… ALL of these questions entered my head at some point last week while I was getting ready for the Sugar Shoot. I’ll admit it, I was nervous. However, as soon as I met these amazing ladies…..I was reassured that this day was going to be incredible. Not because of what I had planned or what I was going to say…but because 18 like-minded

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