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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 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

A Sarasota Florida Engagement Shoot

  • Drew + Becca | Engaged

close to three years ago when I hosted my first large scale workshop here in Richmond. I was newly married and I finally had a chance to pour my time and energy into teaching and I was really excited about it! We launched registration for the “Sugar Shoot” and I was so pumped to meet the 20 photographers who would be attending! I was SHOCKED when I saw that a young, aspiring photographer would be traveling all the way from FLORIDA! What?!! That’s so crazy!! I couldn’t wait to meet her. That young photographer was Becca! She was so brave to travel up north to spend a day with photographers she didn’t know!

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