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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...

When to Wear the Veil

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This one’s for the BRIDES!!! I love teaching photographers and sharing our knowledge, but every now and then I love to help MY brides and OTHER brides who are planning their big day! We see it ALL! We’ve photographed over 200 weddings and so we’ve seen all kinds of fun ideas, things that work well and things that don’t! Today I’m sharing my opinion about the VEIL and when I think it’s best to actually WEAR it! You may be wondering “Well Katelyn, doesn’t the bride wear the veil ALL DAY on her wedding day?”!

3 Goals for Wedding Season

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Welp! Maternity leave is ending and we’re gearing up for not only a WEDDING this weekend but also prepping for our FIRST WORKSHOP in the new house! To say I’m excited is an understatement! Each year when I’m getting ready to start wedding season again I like to establish some GOALS for the new season! One year, I had the goal of getting better at Off Camera Flash! I challenged myself at EVERY wedding to create unique and creative portraits using flash and it helped me grow immensely!

Morgan’s Bridal Shower

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When I first started blogging, I started a series called “Wedding Wednesday”. This series was dedicated to creating content and ideas for brides! I would go to GREAT lengths to create centerpiece ideas and think of new ways to arrange florals! I loved that stuff!! I was in college and my business was just beginning! I was so excited about thinking of new things and sharing them! So my Wedding Wednesday posts quickly became a hit!

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