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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 Main Shooter’s Role at the Recessional

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When we’re shooting a wedding day, Michael and I know our roles. After years and years of shooting together, we’ve learned that there are just some moments that I could be present for and other moments that Michael should cover. The recessional is one part of the day where we have VERY separate duties and we ALWAYS follow the rules. We have a rule that during the recessional, I’m shooting directly in front of the couple, walking backwards and Michael is shooting from the side. After the bride and groom recess, this is where our roles switch in a split second!

Our 5th Anniversary

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I’m writing this on the night that would have been my last night as a single lady 5 years ago. 5 years ago we were wrapping up our rehearsal dinner and preparing for the most exciting day of our life. We were getting MARRIED!! 10-10-10 happened and it was absolutely amazing! The ceremony, the party, the friends, the family, the food, the decor. Everything was a dream!! We left our reception and then flew out for our honeymoon a few days later. It was an amazing trip and you planned it all. I just followed you and you made sure we were taken care of. You took me to the other side of the world and we explored Europe together during our first week as a married couple!!

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