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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...

CNU Christmas Party

  • Christmas in the City

The whole house smelled “Sweet” for days after this party! My lovely sister came a stayed with us for several days and she helped me out BIG TIME on Friday! I couldn’t have gotten all of this done if I had tried! I’m NOT a baker….hence why I made the “No Bake” Mini Cheesecakes! So in the past, my family and I have hosted “Christmas in the Country” every year since I started college. ALL of our college friends would come back together in the middle of Christmas Break and have a party in the country!
This usually included riding four wheelers, eating a lot of food and playing multiple rounds of CatchPhrase.

The Basics of Branding

  • Wants, Needs, & the "C" Word

how much time I WASTE looking at my ginormous list of blogs that I check daily!  It’s one of my favorite parts of the day…. checking my “List” of blogs.  It’s great to get inspiration and ideas… but sometimes I admire all these other blogs and I get tired of my blog! I start looking at other amazing brands and I find myself getting bored with mine. (I’m the girl that would re-decorate a room EVERY season if Michael would let me!). I get bored VERY quickly and I LOVE LOVE LOVE branding and marketing so I can easily grow sick of my “look” and jealous of another’s style. I was just talking to my friend Korie Lynn Herold about this the other day!

Shelby, North Carolina Wedding Photographer

  • Christopher + Rebecca

before the wedding, it was 30 degrees in Virginia. I was hoping and praying that that wouldn’t be the case in North Carolina for the wedding Saturday! Luckily, it was in the 50’s and was perfectly sunny.  To make this wedding even better, these were friend’s of Michael’s and they are the most GORGEOUS couple. Haymes (Christopher) and Becca have beautiful smiles and huge hearts and I was so honored to be a part of their celebration! However, even though I knew the couple and knew some of the guests and had my husband with me the whole time… I was still nervous. I always get butterflies before weddings. It’s like the reality of how much pressure this jobs entails hits me all at once and I become nervous.

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