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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...

Everyone Deserves It

  • Appreciation.

Everyone deserves it.  Michael drove up to my parent’s house and saw all that I have been creating and designing in the “Wedding Warehouse” (aka, our basement) … and his goodnight text included …”you’re doing great, everything looks awesome”.  It was a one-liner but it made my day.  Being appreciated is such a great feeling and it doesn’t have to mean that you’re searching for praise.  Everyone loves knowing that the work they have done hasn’t gone unnoticed.  This rings true in the photography industry as well.  Since I started, there have been photographers that have truly helped me grow in so many ways….

Virginia Wedding Photographer | Historic Kinloch

  • Chris + Shyla

…previously that I get nervous before weddings sometimes. This was only my 2nd or 3rd wedding where I haven’t met the bride until the day of the wedding! AH! I was nervous! I knew Shyla was going to be a sweetheart from her emails but I normally like doing engagement sessions before the wedding day so that the couple can get used to the camera. Welp! Chris and Shyla worked it like pros and we had no problems what so ever! He makes her laugh, he likes doing his “serious” face and Shyla laughs at his “serious” face….. so this made for great portraits! I love Chris and Shyla and the fact that they hired me for their wedding day without ever meeting me was a compliment! They trusted me to capture their day

The Garter and All Things Peacock!

  • Wedding Wednesday

I got a little “glue gun” happy with this project. I made my garter back in July and I love it! I love it because it’s different, it’s vintage-y and it has PEACOCK FEATHERS on it! I have been living and breathing “peacock” for a YEAR now!!!!  Actually, over a year! Luckily I haven’t got tired of the teal, feathery goodness. Every time I see something peacocky I think to myself “I’m sure we could use that somewhere for 10-10-10!”. I have a huge collection in our basement! I have thrift stores, online craft stores and YOU to thank! Seriously, some of you guys have share some of the CUTEST links on my wall! I love it! I’m going to be sad when 10-10-10 is …

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