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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 Tips for Shooting a Triple Header

  • Ask Anything

As we left the UNITED conference, people were asking me “So are you done with wedding season?” and my response was…. “Almost! After this weekend we’re officially done!”. Then, they said “Oh that’s awesome! One more to go! You can do it!”. That’s when I dropped the bomb and said “oh no, not one… THREE!”. We photographed three weddings this weekend and we made it! We booked this weekend a while ago and we thought long and hard about if this was something that we could accomplish and we determined it was.

Lakeside Woodland Dinner with Floral Chandelier

  • The Floral Collective Conference Shoot

Amanda Veronee is one of those amazing women that has an idea and runs with it! It’s awesome! She wanted to host a floral conference and so she made it happen!! It was an honor to document this beautiful event that ended with dinner lakeside under the stars in Amanda’s backyard! It was gorgeous! The floral chandeliers were icing on the cake and I’m thrilled to share that I’m not the only one that thought it was gorgeous…. Style Me Pretty Living thought it was gorgeous as well! I’m so excited to share these images because they represent such creativity and vision.

Repetition & A Recap

  • Come Together Phoenix Recap

What makes you most nervous?? For me, there is a whole list. One thing that makes me nervous and have a knot in my stomach is having to cook dinner for someone and something else that makes me feel sick is SPEAKING. Yep. I get nervous…. every time. Without fail, I ALWAYS get a knot in my stomach and start looking for the nearest bathroom just in case… EVERY time I have to prepare a talk and get in front of people. It’s crazy. I’ve done this SO. MANY. TIMES. Why can’t I just get a grip?! Because I’m human and failure is a real thing.

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