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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 Much Should Photographers Be Spending on Paid Advertising by Katelyn James Photography

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  • Ask Anything

Happy Monday friends! I’ll be honest, I had originally planned on sharing our Europe trip on the blog this morning but guess what, after two weddings and an anniversary session today, I’m not prepared for that! Those images will be shared shortly but today, I wanted to do an Ask Anything post to answer a question that we receive quite often. If you’ve never heard of us or our business, there are a few things you should know before reading this. 1. I started this business when I was 20 years old and a junior in college. 2. I never had money to invest in advertising and 3. We have run a 6-figure photography business for the last 5 years.

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  • Provence France Wedding Photographer

Some of you may have seen that Michael and I traveled to France to photograph a gorgeous wedding last week! It was a dream come true! After the wedding, we hit the road with our good friends Jordan and Amy Demos and we started a 5 day adventure to three different countries! This road trip would have been epic if it was just that… a road trip….but it was so much more than that! We stopped in Marseille on the second day of our journey and the next day, we did something that we have been looking forward to for a long time!

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Brandon + Caroline’s Proposal

  • A Surprise Proposal at Crabtree Falls

Caroline and I have grown up together. We literally have stories of the two of us in the nursery together…. and she used to bite me! Thankfully, we out grew that phase very quickly and we were best buds! I would spend the night at their house and she would come over and play as often as our moms would let us get together!! We have so many amazing memories together and I’m about to share with you one of my favorite memories to date!!!

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