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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...

Southern Weddings Blog

  • Featured

skips a beat when I see my work somewhere else besides my own blog.  I think it’s safe to safe that it skipped a few when I saw Ali and Manny’s big day featured on Southern Weddings Blog! Part 1 and Part 2 look amazing on there and I hope some southern brides can find some amazing inspiration from this fabulous country wedding. I absolutely LOVED shooting this wedding and I’m so honored that it has now been shared with even more viewers!!! What a great way to end a long week at WPPI. I’m tired, I have loads upon loads of laundry to do and I have a to do list the size of Canada (Canada? I have no idea why I picked Canada

Wardrobe Decisions for Engagements

  • Wedding Wednesday

listening to one of the most talented photographers in the industry and I’m just in awe. Jose Villa has absolutely mastered his “look”. I can see an image of his from a mile away and know that it is his! It’s amazing.  (and yes, I’m blogging Wedding Wednesday during a seminar…I’m a crazy girl) When it comes to my style and my “look”, I’m still developing it but I’m starting to really see what I want my images to look like.  I can look at a bride and groom and really SEE an image that I want.  This is really true with engagement sessions.  I’m inspired by who my couples are,

J&M's Platform Presentation

  • Sneak Peek & Friendly Reminder

reminder for ya! Justin and Mary are speaking on Thursday….like THIS Thursday at WPPI and if you’re here, you need to make this a priority. Seriously.  You would be doing yourself a huge dis-service if you choose not to go. This amazing husband and wife team are so passionate about teaching, encouraging and empowering other photographers. They are simply wonderful.  This morning I spent a few hours with them at their shootout here in Vegas and I can’t wait to show you some images. They definitely challenged us. We all had the opportunity to work one on one and direct the couple and as much as I tried to refrain from squealing,

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