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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...

Bri + Branden | Engaged

  • Downtown Lynchburg Engagement Session

Normally shoots in the dead of winter raise a few red flags for us. 1. It could be FREEZING!!! 2. There is a lack of color and 3. It can sometimes be really windy and miserable outside!!! So when Bri and Branden told me that they were going to be flying back home from Texas during the Christmas holiday, these thoughts did cross my mind. However, I knew that this was the best chance at making this shoot happen, and so we just needed to hope for the best!

Best of Weddings 2017

  • A Year in Review

I hope I’m not the only one who thinks like this…. but as a photographer, who has had several EPIC years in business with so many shots that are still in my “Top 100” folder… sometimes I worry that I won’t be able to top them!! Sometimes I think “When will it truly be my BEST season? Will I always get better?! Will I be able to create images that I LOVE every single season?!”. I think those thoughts at the beginning of EVERY single new wedding season, and I’m happy to say, not one year has past when I haven’t ended my wedding season with images in my portfolio gallery that make me fall more in love with my job!

Behind the Scenes 2017

  • Our Real Life

Guys. I just have to be honest…. the BTS this year kinda fell off the rails. This is why I think we have fewer photos of me working behind the scenes than years past. 1. We shot fewer weddings, so naturally there are less BTS images. 2. There was a new component to this year of shooting weddings, and it’s called PUMPING. Yikes. That means more fell on Michael in the in-between moments, and we had to be on our A-game to get everything accomplished!! 3. Pumping + the Same Day Slideshow + eating dinner + drinking a ton of water so that I didn’t lose my milk supply. It was a lot! But we did it!!! We just don’t have as many behind the scenes images as past years, and that’s ok!

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