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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...

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  • Featured Friday

Worried?! Are you scared that I’ve gone CRAZY?! I’m sure you’re a little concerned that Katelyn went crazy in Vegas, bumped her head and she seriously thinks it’s FRIDAY! No, I’m fully aware that today is THURSDAY….. however.. if I titled this post “Featured Thursday”… that would just sound DUMB. The wedding post for this week isn’t ready since I’ve been in Vegas all week so I’m swapping days. If you’re super type A…. you’re probably cringing right now and thinking “But Thursdays are ALWAYS “Wedding Days” for the blog! What is she DOING?!”. Well, sometimes you just have to work with what you have….


WPPI 2012

  • Flashy Lights & Late Nights

around 5:30, checked into the hotel and made our way upstairs. The doorbell dinged on the 25th floor and we were greeted by screams and “woohooooo’s” from Buddy and Jill! They arrived a few hours before us and we couldn’t WAIT to see them! We’re staying at the Signature at the MGM and our room is amazing…. and did I mention the VIEW?! The view is incredible!!!! Vegas has never looked so beautiful! We’re loving our time here. The people, the food and the community is absolutely amazing!! THANK YOU to everyone who has said hello, given hugs and have  gone out of your way to make new friends!

& Making a Fool of Myself

  • A Lens Giveaway

HUGE room full of TONS and TONS of photographers…. not only was the room full of PHOTOGRAPHERS… they were full of WOMEN Photographers. SCARY.  There was a seminar at WPPI last year that had a panel of female photographers talking about their businesses and how they handled “LIFE” while working full time in this crazy industry. There were about 7 women on the Panel and then one woman hosting the event. She casually mentioned that she felt like “Oprah” standing up there!  So, me being the obnoxious person that I am… I tweeted the panel and said something along the lines of


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