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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...

The Knot: 50 Weddings, 50 States

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That moment when you realize you made it into the Knot’s special “50 Weddings, 50 States” feature but it’s NOT for your own state!!! ha! We were so honored to realize that one of our all time FAVORITE weddings was featured in this special post by The Knot! They highlighted weddings all over the country and we were selected to represent OHIO with Ben and Carlyn’s rustic, bohemian barn wedding! Do you remember this wedding? It was the one that I had to stand on the roof of our rental car in order to get my favorite field shot!! ha!

FREE DOWNLOAD: A Second Shooter’s Checklist

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Back in the winter when I took a poll about what everyone would love to see more of on the blog, a ton of people wanted to hear from Michael more!! Don’t worry, I’m not offended. He’s a cool guy:) And he has a lot to share too!! Michael has been second shooting with me for years and years. What most people don’t realize is that he has been shooting with me since BEFORE we joined forces in 2013! Michael helped me all the way through college and that really helped us transition into being a husband/wife team very easily.

Bridesmaids & The Morning Timeline

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People say that DJ’s can “make or break” the wedding day…. they also say that about planners and even photographers! However, it’s not very often that you hear people honestly talk about how much power the bridesmaids have on a wedding day. Think about it…. bridesmaids can make the day run behind, they determine the attitude of the morning, they can be a photographer’s best friend or a lot to handle. I absolutely LOVE it when I walk into a getting ready room and the bridesmaids are so friendly and welcoming. It makes the whole rest of the day go so smoothly!!

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