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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...

Matt + Kylene | Engaged

  • A Meadowlark Botanical Garden Engagement

I don’t know how we did it… but we out ran the hurricane AND the rain in general. It has been raining here for over a WEEK! It’s just miserable. I feel like I’m getting a little taste of what the Pacific North West deals with on a regular basis and I don’t know how they handle it. It’s sad! Last week the forecast said : RAIN, RAIN, cloudy, RAIN, RAIN and MORE RAIN. Guess when Matt and Kylene’s engagement session was scheduled ….. On the CLOUDY DAY! It was perfectly overcast and so the colors POPPED and we had free reign over the entire garden. The weather must have scared other guests away because we truly had the place to ourselves!

The Reality Is….

  • Being a Husband/Wife Team Isn't Easy

I don’t want this to come across as me not being grateful…. I’m so very grateful for this season of our life. But if I can be honest…. working together as a husband/wife team is HARD. It’s not this fairytale that some people think it is. Don’t get me wrong… it’s AWESOME to not be bound by a schedule and to have the freedom to create the life that we want… but everything comes with a price. The price we have to pay is struggling with life balance, the battle of trying not to step on each other’s toes, the little fights we have over our “tones” and most importantly, trying not to argue about who’s fault it was that we lost a lens cap. :)

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