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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...

Urban Outfitters Meets the Country

  • Trey + Kiersten | Engaged

and I were in high school, our youth group decided to go somewhere NEW for a retreat.  We had been to several camps but this one was different.  This camp was Watermarks.  Back when I was in high school, the Critzer family had just begun this crazy project of turning their family land into a CAMP for kids, teens, adults… ANYONE who wanted to use it!  We showed up, loved it and kept going back… year after year. We formed relationships with this amazing family and over 6 years later, we’re STILL going to Watermarks… only now, we’re taking OUR youth group from our new church! We just love that place but more importantly,

Quick Review & Bokeh's Napping Process

  • The 5D Mark III

It’s here! It’s here! I had a note waiting on my door friday night that read “You missed a UPS delivery that requires a signature, we’ll be back on Monday”. Grrrrrrrr. Isn’t that the worst?! And it ONLY happens to IMPORTANT packages! (But I am thankful that they didn’t leave this baby on the front porch! yikes!)  So I waited patiently until this morning and it came…. in all of it’s glory! To be honest, from the box, it looks the same. So what’s so GREAT about the Canon 5D Mark III….well, I’m going to officially find out today during my engagement session this evening. However, from just playing with it around the house for 40 minutes this morning,

and Happy Friday!


Where the heck did this week GO?! Where did MARCH GO?! Man! I’m looking at my blogging calendar and thinking…I don’t even REMEMBER some of these days! They just flew by SO fast! It’s insane! So here we are. It’s Friday and we’re about to start a NEW MONTH and I realized that I just have a lot of ANNOUNCEMENTS to make…. so here’s the FIRST “HOUSEKEEPING” blog post! this post is simply a RECAPand a REMINDER of all that’s been going with Katelyn James Photography. Maybe I just feel the need to post this to keep MY LIFE sane and under control! I don’t know…. but what I DO know is that I have a lot of LITTLE things to announce!

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