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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...

How We Bought Land That Wasn’t For Sale

  • The Power of Asking

PLEASE NOTE: If you don’t want to read all of this story… we understand. We’ve included a video and cliff notes version at the end!! So, it all started with a Zillow search. One evening during our nightly routine of laying in bed and looking for land together on our phones, we found what we thought was going to be the DREAM LOT! It was incredibly cheap and it was in the most perfect area. We had a lot of “wants” for this property. We wanted it to be close to Short Pump. Short Pump is civilization. There is EVERY store known to man located in Short Pump… even an Apple store! We didn’t want to be so far out that we couldn’t run to the store quickly. That was #1 on our list.

We Waited an Entire Year for This!

  • Join Us On The Journey

I don’t really even know where to start. I honestly thought that we would be writing this post around June 1st of last year. You know… about 30 days after we put our house on the market…. because it was going to sell in a matter of HOURS and there was going to be a BIDDING WAR… at least that was what people told us. Well, TEN MONTHS LATER…. we have a CONTRACT PENDING ON OUR HOUSE!!!!! PRAISE. THE. LORD!!!!!!! You see, this idea started to brew in our minds a long time ago. For those who have been following us for years, all you know is that we built this house that we just LOVE and now, three years later, we’re selling it….. but there is so much more to the story!

We’ve Moved!!

  • Check Out The KJ Collection's New Home!

Some of you may have thought that we were announcing that we sold the house and that we’re MOVING! Well, that’s not the news we’re sharing today. We just wanted to let you know that it’s officially MOVING DAY for The Collection!! Do you know that feeling when you FINALLY organize your junk drawer in the kitchen and you feel like shouting “YESSSS! Everything is in its’ place!!!”? This is how I feel right now! Everything is FINALLY in it’s proper place! After almost two years of having an online store, we have MOVED The Collection!

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