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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...

5 Reasons Why I Prefer Prime Lenses

  • Ask Anything

We receive this question often after we post a new shoot or wedding images that are full of bright images and vibrant colors! Photographers want to know how we’re accomplishing that look and there isn’t one easy answer! Our style is defined by so many different aspects! Lighting, editing, posing, backgrounds and lenses! I would write a novel if I explained how each aspect contributes to our defined style, so today I’m just going to focus on lenses and why we choose to shoot with PRIME (or fixed) lenses instead of zoom lenses!

Six Years & New Seasons

  • Happy Anniversary Michael!

Dear Michael, It seems like we were just 14 and 16 years old and we were always hanging out at church, at youth group and at my parent’s house. I never thought it was weird to be such good friends with an older boy who wasn’t my boyfriend and wasn’t a cousin, because you had literally been around my whole life. It was middle school during 4-H Camp that I realized that I really liked you… and not in the “older brother” kind of way. It seemed impossible because you were older and everyone loved you, and I was two years younger with braces, freckles and I just knew you would never see me that way.

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