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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 Lies that Experienced Photographers Believe

  • Ask Anything

There is a lot of content out there for the new photographer. Blog posts, workshops, coaching, tutorials, etc. There is so much focus on the new photographer that sometimes I wonder what’s out there for ME?! What’s out there for the photographer that has been in business for 3,4, even 7 years?! How do WE grow? Honestly, I have a lot of ideas and thoughts on this subject. If I had all of the time in the world, I would make some of these ideas come to life… one day… one day:) Overall, I think there is a hole in the industry for the experienced photographer. We can always learn from the education that is out there for the newer photographers but honestly, there is a whole other world out there that is completely untapped.


  • Speaking Recap | Champaign, Illinois

What a whirlwind of a weekend! Michael and I flew out Saturday evening and after meeting up with our dear friends Zach, Jody and Jaxon, we boarded our connecting flight to Champaign, Illinois! We were headed to the Reset Conference! This was my first time attending and speaking at Reset but from the moment we met Kellie and Rebekah, we were in love. These two had a dream and they made it happen.

Brent + Sara | Engaged

  • Travel Inspired Engagement Pictures | Richmond, Virginia

These two just booked a few weeks ago and I loved getting to put faces with names to quickly! Their love love started in the most unassuming way. Brent had flown in for a business class and Sara just happened to one of the few girls in the class as well. Being so outnumbered, she didn’t notice him but he noticed her. Eventually Sara picked up the social cues and the connection was obvious. The rest is history! Brent and Sara are getting married this year at The Mill at Fine Creek and we are so excited to be a part of their big day!

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