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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...

Changing it Up! | The Veil

  • Wedding Wednesday

that isn’t talked about very much but every bride has to make the “veil” decision! It’s a BIG deal and can really determine a bride’s overall “Look”! The fun part is that a bride can change it up if she wants! I wore two different veils on my wedding day and I LOVED it. I had a vintage (handmade) birdcage veil during our First Look and portraits.  Then we went to the church and I put on my longer veil to walk down the aisle. Because I switched veils I had two different “looks” and what bride doesn’t want to have two “looks”…. it’s like playing dress up!…. Only it’s for real!!! I’ve shot several weddings where the bride either changes from

Professional Photographer Magazine

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I am happy to announce that the blog is officially on it’s own server and so I’m PRAYING there will be no more glitches! Whew! I have NEVER been so tired of talking to IT support! I feel like that is all I’ve been doing for the past two days. HOWEVER! It was worth it and I have to give a shout-out to my friends at HostGator who put up will all of my stupid questions! Thank you all for your help and patience!!! I appreciate it!  (And because I’m a web dummy, I posted yesterday during the transfer so the comments from yesterdays post are gone for right now… but if you left one, I LOVE you for it!!)

Happy Birthday Michael

  • 25 Years

and I was just a little freshman. We were best friends but I knew he would never like me…. the freckled redhead that seemed like his little sister. I mean, that’s just gross right? Who “likes” the girl that seems like their little sister. Nobody. And so even though I liked Michael when I entered high school…. I knew that wasn’t going to happen.  I remember journaling that “If he just took me to prom… ya know, just as friends…. that would be enough”.  Michael was friends with a lot of girls in high school and even though I knew him better than ANY of them….. the thought of us “dating” seemed to be out of the question.

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