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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...

Downtown Fredericksburg Wedding Photographer

  • Scott + Megan | Engaged

sweatpants and if it was up to Scottie, they would have worn them for some of their engagement session! Megan and Scottie are best friends and the more I learned about them, the more I loved them.  Between their loved for sweatpants, Taco Bell, and Megan’s love for the blog, I knew they were quickly going to become one of “those” couples. Don’t worry, being one of “those” couples is a good thing! I called Michael after I left the session and I told him “Aww, Michael it was one of “those” couples…. ya know, those couples that LOVE their pictures, LOVE each other and are willing to go the extra mile for a good shot! AND they love the blog!! “.

The Invitations!

  • Wedding Wednesday

Whew! What a RELIEF!!! I can’t tell you how amazing it feels to have invitations in the mail and DONE! This may seem like an easy task but let. me. tell. you!…… This was a process! I LONG process! I was so stressed when I had to figure out what these invitations were going to look like. I have seen SO many fun invitations and every cute idea I saw, I wanted to incorporate it! That just isn’t possible and when you try to design anything with multiple “looks” in mind, you’re in trouble! I just needed to figure out what our style was going to be and roll with it!… but this was overwhelming.

Being a photographer of originality

  • Making it yours

know what you’re going to get with a location. One thing I have learned from trial and error and from some other fabulous photographer’s with way more experience than I have… is that you have to work with what you’ve got! (not proper English, I know) I remember showing up to a wedding when I was first starting and thinking to myself…. oh my…. this location is miserable…there aren’t going to be ANY good portraits… I’m totally sunk.  I was looking for the perfect spot, the perfect light and the perfect portrait. But what makes a portrait perfect? I was so concerned with looking for perfection that I missed my opportunity for originality.

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