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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...

Jazziest Time of the Year!

  • Jazz Nativity | This Weekend!

Today started early for me. It’s a Jazzy time of the year for us!! Our church puts on an incredible Jazz concert around Christmas time each year called Jazz Nativity. Last year we missed it because of a destination wedding and I hated not being a part of it! It’s such an awesome way to begin the Christmas season!! I’m singing this year and I’m always a little nervous. What makes me even MORE nervous is the fact that it’s almost SOLD OUT! All FIVE shows! What?! Wednesday morning (today!) at 7am we’ll be performing on the radio live on 100.9!

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Party Barge 2014

  • A Western Caribbean Cruise | Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel

that not everyone is going to find our vacation post entertaining… but I will say this… you can learn a lot about a person by their vacation photos!!! If you didn’t know Michael and I at ALL and you just randomly saw this post, you would probably think that we’re living the dream… and you wouldn’t be that far off. This was a dream vacation with such sweet friends. However, what you don’t see in this post are the last night breakdowns during wedding season because I’m feeling overwhelmed… or the lack of sleep that comes from shooting

Now is the Time!

  • Make Your Own Bridal Guide!

me over TWO YEARS to get this project done! TWO! Want to know why? Because this is too big of a project to start from scratch! Making a 40+ guide for my brides wasn’t something that I could just make happen overnight…. and because it was so overwhelming, I avoided it. I would work on it for two or three days and then I would hit a wall and stop. After two years I realized I needed to dedicate a full week to creating this thing. I was so disappointed in myself for not getting it done. It was the never disappearing item on my to-do list and it was hanging over me. It was the one thing in my business that I just couldn’t seem to conqueror.

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