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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...

The Keepsake Dilema

  • Wedding Wednesday

I’m stuck. I have so much 101010 stuff left that I don’t know what to save and what to keep. I love it all. Some of the larger wedding decor may be finding a new home soon but it’s all the smaller things that get me. I just want to keep it all…. but I live in a 1300 sq ft cape cod with NO CLOSET SPACE and no basement! So, the remains of the 42 centerpieces are scattered all over the place in my parent’s basement. I’m gradually going through some of it piece by piece. I brought a box home of some of the little things I loved and Michael gave me a look that said “and where is all of this going?”.  Ha! I have no clue! I just want to keep it because I love remembering that day!

Richmond Wedding Photographer

  • Gardner + Lauren | Engaged

… been married a month, actually one month tomorrow to be exact!! Wow!…. and so I know I have a ton to learn. I’m still in the honeymoon phase where doing his laundry seems fun and loading the dishwasher together doesn’t seem like a chore. We’re still putting together our many many shelves from Ikea and trying to figure out exactly where to hang our bath towels! … Someone PLEASE tell Michael to use the towel rack… NOT the bedroom door:) Anway…I love being married and I really love being able to relate to my brides. They are planning and preparing and doing everything that I JUST finished doing and so it’s great to be able to tell them

With a Heart on Top

  • Eggs in a Basket

I’m ALWAYS tired on Sunday mornings. It’s like my body just knows that it is supposed to rest on Sundays and it starts shutting down. Michael and I got up for Church and I was dragging. I had just shot my first wedding since September on Saturday and my feet were hating me. After pulling myself together, I walked into the kitchen and there he was… making breakfast.. awwwwwwww. I know, he’s sweet. Not only was he making breakfast, he was making “eggs in a basket”…I have NEVER EVER had “eggs in a basket” until yesterday morning! So thanks to my wonderful husband, my breakfast horizons have been expanded and I can now say

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