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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...

Getting Ready | Looking for Light

  • Wedding Wednesday

much to think about when planning a wedding and I know it can be overwhelming. However, if you’re a bride and you’ve invested in really high quality photography, I bet you want the BEST pictures possible!! And while a photographer should be able to make the most out of every situation, there are some things a bride can do to help a photographer out! Today I’m just focusing on the “getting ready” portion of the day. I LOVE the moments when the dress is going on and the bridesmaids are squealing and mom starts tearing up. These are really incredible moments…. and they deserve some incredible light too! Wouldn’t you agree?


What to Wear?!

  • Ask Anything

photographers ask me what I wear to weddings. I tell them I wear DRESSES and they GASP! Well, I don’t really know if they gasp, but their response is something like this: “Really?, Isn’t that restricting?! And aren’t you uncomfortable?!”.  The answer to those questions is no. I really love it and I feel more comfortable in a cute dress than in anything else. I want to look like a “Professional Guest”. I have attended weddings where the photographers wear what looks like a black jumpsuit…not cool. If that works for them, that’s great! … It just doesn’t work for me. I want to blend into the crowd and still look stylish and professional. I’m a direct


September 2011

  • The Goals

one who feels like August barely existed??! Really, where did it go?! All of a sudden it’s September and I feel like life is moving faster now than it EVER has! It’s crazy. We just returned from vacation, I shot a wedding this weekend and I have a feeling this week is going to be a little busy as I try to catchup on work! That’s ok though, because vacation was GREAT! We loved getting away from the normal routine! We didn’t get to have our fun trip to New England but we just took a rain check on that one. We’ll get up there one day!! So about these GOALS! I’ve been trying to be more realistic about them recently!

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