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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...

What I Would Tell the Old Me

  • The Rising Tide Society Startup Series

I remember starting my business in college and feeling like I could do anything. I thought I had time for everything! There was one weekend where I literally drove 2 hours to a retreat on Friday night and then left and drove 4 hours to shoot a wedding and then drove 4 hours back to the retreat only to be there for the send-off service Sunday morning and then we headed 2 hours back to campus. What. was. I. thinking?!!!!

Why You Always Have Something to Blog

  • Ask Anything

This post isn’t going to be crazy long because you’re going to have a task to do in about 3 minutes!! I recently spoke at the Rising Tide Summit and it was such a fun time! However, my topic wasn’t that EASY to hear. I encouraged over 400 creatives to give blogging a shot. So many people never give blogging a chance simply because they don’t think they have anything to share. They’re struggling from either a lack of blogging ideas or a lack of courage or BOTH. Let me encourage you with this…. YOU are quite possibly your greatest enemy… and you have control over YOU…. so lets make a change!

Brent + Jennica | Engaged

  • Downtown Shepherdstown, West Virginia Engagement Pictures

I felt bad. I hugged Jennica and introduced myself to Brent but then I saw Mila and I just LOVED her! I went into my “dog voice” and I just fell in love! I completely forgot to do my normal prep-talk before the shoot because I was so obsessed with their four-pound ball of fluff! It was a bit chilly in downtown Shepherdstown, WV and so little Mila was cold. Michael literally walked around during the entire shoot with Mila sitting inside of his coat! It was adorable!!

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