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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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Do Photographers Have to Have Perfectly Curated Instagram Feeds?

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Instagram used to be the simplified version of Facebook. Instead of seeing everyone’s EVERYTHING in a Facebook feed (FarmVille, rants, a million shared articles) people started to love the simplicity of Instagram. I used it for years as a place to randomly post personal photos and some portfolio work…. and then everything slowly started to change. There was a shift that happened in the creative world a few years ago and it dramatically changed how creatives used Instagram!

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Rob + Christy | Married

  • A Tuckahoe Plantation Anniversary Shoot

We have been planning this for what seems like a YEAR! It may actually be close to a year. Christy knew the she wanted anniversary portraits and so last week, in the humidity of late June, we made it happen and these two couldn’t have been more amazing! They live all over the place. I’m serious. I think they mentioned having close to 15 flights back and forth from California to the East Coast in the next few months. That’s just CRAZY!! But you know what? They are making it work.

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My Brother is ENGAGED! 

  • Corey + Morgan’s Proposal Story!

I really can’t believe that I’m writing this! It seems surreal to me! I had hoped for this, we had all prayed for this…. but ultimately, we knew that we just had to trust that God was in control and that he had a really beautiful plan. Well, like always, his plan is always better than ours and it’s always more perfectly timed. Two years ago my sister told me that she had just had dinner with our long-time family friends, the Duvalls. We have known this sweet family our whole lives and our parents have been close friends since before they got married! They have two daughters and it just so happened that their youngest, Morgan, was at the house the night that my sister and her husband Joe were there for dinner.

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