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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...

Gayton Baptist Church Youth Group, Richmond, VA

  • Winter Retreat 2011

believe that we have only known these amazing kids and chaperones for 5 months or so. That blows my mind. These kids have become our family and the parents have become our biggest cheerleaders and we’re so thankful…. so so thankful. Getting away for the weekend was absolutely amazing. Winter Retreat just happened to fall right after most kids had just finished a week of exams. It was great timing to get AWAY. Away from school, away from work, away from drama…. the list goes on. This past weekend was a chance for our youth group to just get away and be together.  We took them to one of our favorite places… WATERMARKS. Watermarks is an amazing camp outside of Charlottesville

Featured Post | C & A Events

  • Wedding Wednesday

went by faster than any other day in my whole life…. I’m so serious! It literally FLEW by. I remember stopping and thinking “oh my gosh… this is my WEDDING DAY….this is really happening!” During the planning process I knew that I needed a wedding coordinator for the day of my wedding. I really should have had Anna help me with more but I was bridezilla when it came to my details!! However, having a wedding day coordinator is a MUST! I don’t know what would have happened without Anna’s help! …The band wouldn’t have played on time, the bridesmaids would have been walking too early, the family would have been sitting in the wrong seats,

Purposeful Shooting | Shooting with the End in Mind

  • Ask Anything

there are so many things constantly running through a Photographer’s mind…. or at least there should be.  There should never be a time when a photographer has an extended period of doing NOTHING. Wedding day’s are too busy for that! There is always something that can be captured but so often photographers settle for doing the bare minimum. It’s easy to do when your feet are aching and your right arm feels like it’s about to fall off from holding up your 70-200 during a LONG ceremony. However, I have found that when you give it your ALL during the wedding day, the reward is great and your client is happy!

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