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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...

Journal and Planner Review

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I don’t know about you, but when I think about the new year, I think about FRESH starts, clean houses, big dreams and NEW PLANNERS!!! Who doesn’t love a NEW PLANNER right?! When you have a brand new, un-marked, planner in front of you…. there’s this weird motivation to want to use it PERFECTLY, right?! Am I the only only with this strange sensation? I hope not. The issue is, you can’t use ALL of the super cute planners out there. Any truthfully, I think a lot of women spend big time bucks on planners that aren’t really suited perfectly for them.


It’s getting close to THAT time if the year again…. the time of the year that I start getting nervous… the time of the year when I think to myself “Why did I signup for this?!”. It’s almost WPPI season. We’re speaking again this year and I’m SO honored to be asked back…. but this conference has a level of intensity that is unlike any other conference. It’s one of the largest photography conferences in the WORLD. Photographers fly in from all over the globe to attend! New, old, young, part-time, full-time, portrait based, wedding based….

Mac + Katelyn | Engaged

Oh this shoot! What a dream! It’s always a little risky shooting in the dead of winter. Mac and Katelyn were up for the challenge! It was a gorgeous day… and a shocking 38 degrees! We chose to focus on the fact that it could have been freezing AND rainy and it wasn’t! It was a beautiful, sunny afternoon. Michael and I drove out to Mac’s parent’s country home just outside of Charlottesville. As soon as we pulled up, we were in awe of this location. Michael and I LOVE real estate. We love seeing beautiful properties and so this was such a treat! Mac’s family’s property holds a special place in their lives. It’s where they go to relax.

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