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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...

A Photographer's Timeline

  • Wedding Wednesday

hard to “Think like a Photographer” when it came to planning my wedding.  Most of the time that just came naturally (and it got me in trouble with the budget committee… aka: Daddy) I wanted details and lighting and the layout to be perfect for pictures! I tried to think of the easiest place with good light for family portraits, bridal party portraits, our first look… etc, etc. It was tough. We got married at 3:30pm in October.  So I Googled the sunset time and planned our portraits around that. I had to realize that if we did a First Look at 1pm….the light was going to be harsh. So I needed a location with shade and diffused light.

Elizabeth Anne Designs

  • Featured

just returned home from HOME.  It’s the weirdest thing! I say, “Hey, lets go home today!” even though our “Home” is our little cape cod in Shortpump.  Michael and I grew up together and so our families live 8 minutes apart. It made the holidays easier and more complicated all at the same time. We love that we get to see both of our families and that our families have been celebrating Christmas together since BEFORE we started dating (that’s over a DECADE)…however, now that we’re married….we don’t separate at the end of the night and go back to our own families like we used to.

Christmas Cards

  • Christmas is Here!

Christmas Eve is here and guess who DOESN’T have all of her shopping done…. yup, ….that would be ME. I STILL have like 3 things to get and I’m afraid of Broad Street. Shopping in Short Pump this week has been a nightmare! So I’m heading to Target soon to try to conquer my list and then I’ll start the wrapping process.  Something else that ISN’T done is our Christmas Cards… I’ve mailed about 3 of them. That’s it. We had them printed and have had them sitting in our house for about two weeks and yet I still haven’t had time to sit down and address them! ah! They will definitely be late but hey! it’s the thought that counts…. right?

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