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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...

JCPenney to the Rescue!

  • The Time We Forgot Clothes

There are certain times in life when things happen and you just have to laugh at them….. even when they are ridiculously stressful. Michael and I experienced one of those situations this past weekend and I figured Monday morning would be the PERFECT time to share our story! As you’re reading this, we are on our way home from Wisconsin. We had the most wonderful time shooting my sweet cousin’s wedding and celebrating with the family! However, late Friday afternoon, we weren’t having such a wonderful time. It was actually quite stressful. You see, my cousin Paige grew up going to Spread Eagle Lake in the summer

A Country Senior Shoot

  • Meet Madison

probably a good thing that I’m writing this post at 10:45 and have to be up at 3:45 to catch a flight because if I had all day to write about this girl, I could! Madison is a part of our family because she’s dating my brother Corey! So needless to say, I feel like I know this girl pretty well! …. Especially after spending a week together on vacation and traveling to Florida in a 31 foot motorhome! How can you not get closer after a trip like that?! :) Madison is a sweetheart and she’s loved by everyone… literally everyone. I actually think it would be impossible not to love her! We love having

Help! I'm Shooting My First Wedding!

  • Ask Anything

It’s crazy wild how fast this industry is growing. People ask me “So do you think anyone can be a photographer” and I feel very confident when I answer “No”. I don’t think anyone can do this and succeed at it. However, I do think that everyone has a right to try. We can’t get frustrated with the new photographers entering the industry everyday because at one point in our own lives, we sat down and thought “Maybe I could actually do this! Maybe I could be a professional photographer!”. I had that moment when I was barely 20 and was still in college… for others, they are experiencing that moment in their mid twenties after not being able

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