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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...

Purposeful Shooting | Shooting with the End in Mind

  • Ask Anything

there are so many things constantly running through a Photographer’s mind…. or at least there should be.  There should never be a time when a photographer has an extended period of doing NOTHING. Wedding day’s are too busy for that! There is always something that can be captured but so often photographers settle for doing the bare minimum. It’s easy to do when your feet are aching and your right arm feels like it’s about to fall off from holding up your 70-200 during a LONG ceremony. However, I have found that when you give it your ALL during the wedding day, the reward is great and your client is happy!

King George Newborn Photographer

  • Baby Gene

Gene…. I usually preface newborn posts with something like “I don’t normally do these” or “I’m more comfortable with weddings” because that’s the truth. Weddings are what I LOVE the most and I feel most comfortable when I’m shooting weddings.  This is so ironic because weddings are high-stress shooting situations and newborn sessions are  relaxed and a more slower pace. The house is warm, the baby is sleeping, the baby wakes up, the baby eats, the baby falls back asleep…. it’s a long process and every time I shoot a newborn session, I learn something new and I love that! …. During Gene’s session I learned that not all babies

Gayton's Winter Retreat

  • We're Outta' Here!

out this afternoon for a weekend away with 50 of our new friends…..50 teenagers. This is going to be fun! My email vacation responder is set, my bags are (almost) packed and I’m getting ready to make a last minute Walmart run! I couldn’t be more excited to get away for the weekend and have unlimited time to be with these awesome people. Michael was able to go on the Mission trip last summer and I couldn’t…. I have these things called “weddings” that kinda take over all of my weekends during the summer! I pouted at home the whole week! So I finally get to go on a trip with the youth at our church and I’m so ready! So if you think about it during this weekend,

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