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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...

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A Special Feature

  • My sister's Wedding in The Knot!

Normally I refrain from posting one whole post about one feature but this one is special to me! Back in 2011, our wedding was published in an issue of The Knot for Va, Md and DC! I was just beside myself with excitement!!! At the time, print features were still new to me and so to see my OWN wedding in a magazine was just CRAZY! Well, fast forward 3 years later, my sister is getting to experience the same excitement!!!


A New Kind of Coaching!

  • Introducing Couples Coaching

A couple of weeks ago, we did a coaching session that was a little out of the ordinary for us! Normally, we do coaching sessions for two photographers and the day is broken up into two sessions. One photographer spends 3 hours with me in the morning and then the other photographer spends the 3 hours with me in the evening. It works well and we haven’t changed our coaching structure for 3 years because it’s so effective. HOWEVER, after Mitch and Megan’s coaching day, we decided we wanted to offer something new…. to couples!

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Shoot & Share Contest

  • Have Fun, Be Recognized.... & Be Organized!

There have been a LOT of giveaways happening lately. We’re currently hosting a giveaway for WPPI and voting began yesterday for our massive wedding giveaway. It’s just CRAZY! Often times, photographers get so carried away in marketing and blogging and emails and editing that they don’t take time to really enjoy their work. I know I fall into this category. Sometimes I forget that I didn’t just make money and serve people in 2014, I also created some really pretty pictures!!! Each year the Shoot & Share community hosts a MASSIVE contest for ALL TYPES of photographers! It’s awesome!!! … It’s also really addictive!

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