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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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Hawaii Big Island Vacation

  • Part 1 | Volcanos, Waterfalls & Plane Rides

We surprised them on Christmas Eve with a trip to Hawaii and to be honest, it seemed like it was FOREVER away! At Christmas time, you think that Easter is so far away but somehow it creeps up on you! We left Easter Sunday and we started our trek to the west coast! We made it to LA and spent the night there! It was a GREAT way to break up the trip! Michael planned everything and he did such an amazing job! There is no way we could have made it and accomplished so much without his travel agent skills!!! He made sure we all made it through the airport and that all of our lodging and days were planned out!

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Meet Our Editor!

  • The Secret is Out!

It was over six years ago when I first started realizing that I couldn’t do it all. I was living in a constant state of panic and stress. I loved that I was booking weddings but I would kick myself every time I did a double header because that meant that I wouldn’t get to do anything with my friends or family the next week. Editing was sucking my life away from me! This pattern of stress started setting in before I was even married and one day and I was petrified that my editing would consume my new life with Michael.

Building a Home Made for Hosting: Selecting Custom Builders by Katelyn James Photography

How We Selected Our Builders

  • Building a Home Made for Hosting

So you may have seen that we’re on a trip this week with our parents. So for those of you who are about to send me an email and fuss at me for working on vacation… you should know that I pre-blogged this whole week!! I know this may seem a little pre-mature being that we haven’t even started the building process but I really wanted to tell the story about how we selected our builders and why we love them so much! If any of you have ever built a home before, you know that it’s an incredibly intricate process that is also VERY personal. You’re literally trusting someone to construct the dwelling that you’re going to spend the majority of your life in… unless of course you are like us and you feel like you live in an airport!

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