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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...

The Cotton Co. | North Carolina Wedding Photographer

  • Tim + Amber

was the PERFECT wedding to kick off this 2011 wedding season! I loved it for so many reasons! Tim and Amber are such an incredible couple with amazing families. I shot Tim’s sister’s wedding back in December of 2009 and fell in love with the whole Banta family. Last weekend almost felt like one big reunion! Seeing familiar faces and knowing names makes a wedding day so much easier for me! It was so great seeing Jason and Jackie and celebrating along side of them as Jackie watched her baby brother enter this new phase of life! Every time I looked at her, she was in tears! (Jackie, I’ll be just like you when Corey gets married one day! I can’t even imagine!)  It was a day

Wedding Decor | Tags and Labels

  • Wedding Wednesday

brides say this all the time “we just don’t have the budget for details”. Well after this post that will not be a valid excuse! There are so many little ways to make your day unique without spending $4,000 on centerpieces! That’s just ridiculous. I actually PREFER to shoot DIY weddings over large budget weddings because there is so much more character shown through those details.  When a bride gets creative, it automatically makes her wedding day unique to her. DIY projects are the way to go! Today I’m going to explain how easy it is to create awesome labels that fit your theme and can really take a display from just ok to AMAZING!

Green Wedding Shoes, The Brides Cafe, Simply Kelly, Modern Weddings

  • Featured

brag really quick!? I just got back from the GYM! Can you believe it?! I know it’s so unattractive to be prideful but in this moment…. I am SO PROUD of myself. It’s 9:35 and I’ve worked out, showered, done laundry and now I’m working on the blog and emails. I’m just so happy with myself right now!! The only thing that would make this morning PERFECT would be if this torrential downpour outside my window would turn to sunshine! I’m not complaining though. Sometimes rain helps me work faster and more efficiently because I know that I wouldn’t rather be outside.  So on this rainy day in the office, I’ll be editing a wedding, listening

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