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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...

3 Conferences, 3 Days, 3 States | Katelyn James Photography

3 Conferences, 3 Days, 3 States

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This past week I spoke at THREE conferences in THREE DAYS in THREE STATES. What. were. we. thinking? I’ll tell you what we were thinking…. we booked Maine almost 8 months ago. Then we were asked to be a part of Creative Heart for Round Four! YAY!!! Then I got asked to speak at Making Things Happen and that’s such an honor as well …. and it’s all in the same weekend. So, because I married an amazing travel agent, we made it happen! I flew from Charleston to Maine, Maine to Baltimore and then drove from Annapolis to Chapel Hill. And I didn’t get sick and I wasn’t even that tired!

Richmond Quirk Hotel and Pipeline Engagement Photos by Katelyn James Photography

Carter + Steph | Engaged

  • A Quirk Hotel + Richmond Pipeline Engagement

I’ve been so excited for this session and it’s not because these two are cute and it’s not because of Steph’s style…even though those are both great reasons to get excited for a shoot! I have been looking forward to this shoot because Steph is such a dear friend of mine and I am so excited for her!! We were college roomies and I have always looked forward to the day when I would get the call that she had found “the one”. I remember it perfectly… I was pulling out of the Willow Lawn Shopping center and my phone was buzzing. I saw it was Steph and I had a funny feeling that it was an important call.

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Happy “Hope” Day!

  • Easter 2016

Sometimes I feel like I’ve said the same thing for so long that it won’t make an impact. However, I know that that’s just a lie I’m believing. And the more I think about it, the more I feel convicted that there are just some things that can NEVER be shared too much! I’ve shared time and time again that my business is not my own. I don’t mean that someone else owns my company…. but kind-of. The thing is, I share a lot about my faith but I hope it never comes across and gimmicky or self-serving because here’s the truth: Without knowing what I LIVE for, my LIFE won’t make sense to you.

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