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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...

Why (Almost) Everyone Wants to Be a Photographer

  • And Why it Should Make Us Grateful

I’m just going to be honest. Most of the time, I’m preaching to myself with my blog posts. I’m serious. Most of my BEST blog posts have resulted from me having to learn a hard lesson. I think EVERYONE…. even people not in the wedding industry… would agree that the photography industry is exploding. Everyone knows someone that’s “getting into photography” or is a photographer. When this started happening years ago, I was really bitter.

3 Ways to Make Pricing Less Awkward

It’s here!! Michael and I pulled a late nighter last night to get this up and running for our newsletter friends so that they could have first dibs and we are so excited about the response!! This new product in the store is something that we’ve been wanting to create since we opened The Collection back in July! Pricing is the #1 topic in our coaching sessions. If my office walls could speak, they would have been saying “Just make a pricing ebook already, Katelyn!”. There is so much to share and I realized that if some photographers never have a chance to come to a coaching session down the road, they would never get to hear this content and learn from us!  

Zane + Lauren | Engaged

  • Hampton Roads Virginia Wedding photographer | Fort Monroe

I told Zane and Lauren that their engagement shoot was perfectly timed because I’ve been aching to do a shoot recently! That’s the beauty of the off-season! I take a break for a while and then I’m refreshed and ready to start rocking and rolling all over again! The best part about this shoot in particular was that is was at Fort Monroe! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE colonial columns and the cobblestone streets of Richmond but it was so much fun to shoot something NEW, something urban and something out of the ordinary!

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