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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...

A Classic Country Club Wedding | Wytheville, VA

  • Aaron + Meredith

We pulled into the quaint little town of Wytheville, Va and it was just as charming as everyone said it would be. The mom and pop shops lined the streets of downtown and the mountains were in the distance. It’s a gorgeous place to live! Michael and I have family friends that are really close to our hearts and they live in the area so we stayed with them the night before the wedding. We loved seeing how everyone interacted with one another because it reminded us of our hometown. Everyone knows everybody… everyone wanted to be a part of the day… and everyone was overjoyed to see these two tie the knot! Someone even said in passing “This is a BIG day for Wytheville!” How cute is that?! It was a big day… and it was a BEAUTIFUL day! The temperature outside felt like Fall and I loved it!!

About Busyness, Joy and Love

  • A Self-Reminder

Right now… we’re crazy. Life is a bit crazy. Our schedule is a bit crazy. We chose this when we said yes to a lot of things and didn’t say no to many. We don’t pride ourselves on “busy-ness” and I’m actually trying to get away from saying “Oh we’re just busy” when people ask how we are because that’s not really the correct answer. When people ask “How are you guys doing?! , the answer should be “We’re doing well, we’re blessed and we’re thankful for all that we have been able to accomplish recently…. we’re also a wee bit tired”. :) Life is crazy… good crazy.

For Beginners | The 35mm vs. The 100mm Macro

  • Ask Anything

So many photographers have questions about what lens they should get next! For many, a new professional lens is a big commitment and this isn’t a decision that is taken lightly. While I wish I had all of the answers and the perfect opinion about gear and lens priorities, I can only offer what I have learned from my own personal experience. When I started my business, I was young and in college. Every payment that came into my account was spent on gear and equipment. Someone once told me that I shouldn’t expect to make any money my first year in business and they were right.

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