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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...

Middle-Parts, Blue Mascara & our First Dance

  • His 26th

a very important day! …. Michael would tell you other wise because he’s never been one of those big “birthday people”.  I happen to be a “birthday person”. I love my birthday and I expect everyone else to love it too! I mean, aren’t we all allowed to love one day out of the year and claim it as OURS?! Birthday’s are fun! And they don’t happen very often and so I believe that they should be celebrated! Unfortunately, this year  Michael is going to have to celebrate while studying and taking a final exam.  Really? That’s just not fair. Bokeh and I will just have to have a party at home without him.

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  • The Gift of Friends

into this crazy world of photography, I remember thinking that this career would be fun and exciting if I could actually get the hang if it!  I loved the idea of a home office, traveling, meeting new couples and having the ability to be CREATIVE with my work!! However, there is one aspect of this job that I didn’t consider and that was the fact that I was starting my business at the same time that a TON of my best friends were about to be engaged. For some reason, this never CLICKED with me.  I never thought “Oh if I could shoot a ton of FRIENDS weddings that would be a huge help for my business!

A Colorful Engagement Shoot in Radford, VA

  • Austin + Kristy | Engaged

is BY far the greatest asset of my business…. and this couple is the perfect example why.  Because I’ve been blogging since 3 months after I STARTED this business… I have gained a few followers who have been with me for the long haul. There are some days when I get emails that read something like “I’ve been following your blog for 3 years and now it’s MY TURN! I’M ENGAGED!”…. these are my FAVORITE emails….EVER. Why? Because these are brides that GET me… they know my business, they know my style and they love it.  Kristy is one of those girls.  She’s been following the blog for a while and it just so happens that

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