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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...

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  • A Day in Winter Garden

went off at 4am… maybe 4:15…. whatever, it was EARLY… that’s all I remember.  We made it to the airport and flew to the little town of Winter Garden, Florida. By the time we got there, it was only 10am so we got brunch at an amazing french cafe on main street and then started our one day visit to Winter Garden! One of our close friends was getting married at an old fashioned theater that day and we just happened to get in SUPER early. The wedding wasn’t until 4:30 and so we literally had the whole day to explore, eat and take a much needed nap. After brunch, we walked up and down the streets and I shot random

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  • Jordan + Katy | Engaged | Part II

something so special about my time with couples during their engagement session. It’s really my first time to ever interact with them and it gives me a preview of what to expect for the wedding day!…. After Katy and Jordan’s session.. I can’t WAIT for the wedding day! June can’t come fast enough!! If you missed their PART ONE…. shame on you! It was so much fun! Don’t worry, you can still view it HERE! The second half of their engagement session was shot downtown and think I fell in love with Richmond all over again! The old streets were lined with vintage doors and bright colors…

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  • Wedding Wednesday

is not always easy to do when you’re planning a wedding. I remember thinking to myself “Ya know what! I don’t have time to think of new, creative things… I just need to get this DONE!”.  When you have so much to do and so much to plan, sometimes creativity is the first thing to go…. and that’s so sad… because creativity makes every wedding unique!  Something that I’m always talking about and hoping for are “themed” weddings! Our wedding was “Vintage Peacock” and once I decided that, it really helped me narrow down my details!  I had a VISION of what the day could look like and I created an

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