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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...

Historic Newmarket Plantation Engagement Photos

Micah + Hayden | Engaged

  • Historic Newmarket Plantation Engagement Pictures

After college, Michael moved to a little town called Boiling Springs, North Carolina for a year. He did an internship with a ministry and I was always amazed at how close he became to the community down there so quickly. Over the years, we’ve had the opportunity to be a part of several weddings for some of these friends and it’s SUCH an honor! Hayden was quite a bit younger than Michael’s group of friends during that season of life but we made a connection long ago and now we get to be a part of her wedding!!

5 Things We’ve Learned About Selling a House

5 Things We’ve Learned About Real Estate

  • A Home Made for Hosting

Well guess what friends!!! We haven’t sold our house. As you may remember, we put it on the market back in May and we’ve just been waiting! … Sometimes patiently and other times not so patiently. We’ve had tons of showings, tons of open houses, brokers opens and hundreds of flyers taken from the front yard. We were selected as one of the most-viewed listing in the NATION on Zillow and yet still… nothing. Our neighbors are baffled, our realtor is hopeful and we’re a little confused ourselves.

5 Things Wedding Photographers should Say When Starting An Engagement Shoot

5 Things To Say When Starting An Engagement Shoot!

  • Ask Anything

Can we all agree that no one likes awkward engagement sessions?! Back in the day, I remember those awkward sessions all too well. It’s hard! When you meet a couple for the first time before starting their engagement session you’re nervous, they’re nervous and the stakes are high! It’s YOUR job to make them feel comfortable and well taken care of. It’s also your job to set up the session for success! I’ve found that by explaining these five different things at the very beginning of the shoot, I cover all of my bases and prepare my couple well for what they are about to experience!

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