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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 Main Street Station Wedding

  • TJ + Sara

We have experienced a theme recently in our weddings. A lot of our couples have been together for a LONG time… and I’m not talking two years of dating… I’m talking 8 YEARS of dating! Michael and I dated for 8 years before we were married and so we understand just how big of a deal it is to FINALLY tie the knot and move on from “Fiance” to “HUSBAND”! It’s exciting and everyone that has known you for those 8 years is JUST as excited as you are because they have seen this day coming for LONG time! Tj and Sara dated for 8 years and finally made it official this past saturday at the beautiful Main Street Station in downtown Richmond. I overheard one of her bridesmaids saying “This is it! Today is YOUR wedding at Main Street Station!!”. It seemed as if Sara was about to experience the day she had been dreaming of since she was young! It was perfect.

Working with Videographers

  • Ask Anything

sure where it started but some where along the line, there became a feud between photographers and videographers. Maybe one person stepped in the other person’s shot a few too many times or may their styles didn’t align and it was hard to work together. I’m not sure what happened but ever since I entered the industry 5 years ago, I have noticed a sense of animosity between photographers and videographers and it’s not very pleasant. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not living under a rock. I KNOW that it can be hard to work with certain vendors. I’d had my fair share of videographers that step RIGHT in front of the mother of the bride to get a ring shot and totally block my angle.

We're Speaking!!

  • Connect Retreat 2014

This is fun!! After the Connect Retreat this past year, I didn’t do a massive recap because I knew that down the road, the promotional film would be done and I would want to share it! Well it’s here and it’s AWESOME!!! However, not only do I get the share the film but I’m also SO excited to share that Michael and I will actually be SPEAKING at Connect in 2014!!! We’re so honored! We know we’re such newbies when it comes to being a husband and wife team but we’re so excited to represent the newer crowd at the retreat!!

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