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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...

Richmond Portrait Photographer

  • The Parr Family

a big adjustment moving to a new town, into a new house, a new church and basically a new life! However, Michael and I have been blessed with incredible families that have welcomed us in and we have quickly come to LOVE where we are! We love the church, we love the teenagers and we love their families. The Parr family is one of those families! Michael quickly became attached to Brendan and I got to hangout with Carlyn when she was home from JMU this winter break… we love them! So when they asked about getting some Christmas card pictures done, I was so excited because EVERYONE talks about the

The 10.10.10 Wedding Album

  • Wedding Wednesday

Brides….I’ll give you one reason….YOUR MOMMA WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER!!! Seriously! Giving momma an album from our wedding for Christmas was the BEST idea ever! You would have thought that I had just bought her a new car AND scrubbed the kitchen floor. She was SO happy!! Not only did she receive an album, we also had prints made of her favorite images…. LARGE prints. After seeing how much joy came from giving these gifts, I thought about how often brides don’t do anything with their images. It’s heartbreaking for a photographer. I understand how time consuming it can be

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  • J&M's WPPI Shoot Out

Feb 24th Justin and Mary Marantz will be presenting “How to Be a Rainmaker”  at 9am at WPPI! ….. and I’m going to be there! (as long as I can get my iced caramel macchiato beforehand…which, if you’ve ever been to WPPI, you would know that you have to get in the Starbucks line reaaaallll early!). Justin and Mary have been on my “Blogs to check daily” list for years….well 2 to be exact. I started following them when I started this crazy business and I’ve had to privilege to attend their Spread the Love Tour and meet them in person. This couple constantly amazes me with their willingness to share and teach others! Between Justin’s camera-genius skills

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