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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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  • New Packaging!

long time coming! Whew! I’m so sick of jewel cases I could SCREAM! My clients deserve so much better than that! I would attend WPPI and see beautiful packaging  but when I was in college and trying to plan my own wedding… there was no time to figure out custom packaging that perfectly matched “my brand”.  I’m actually kicking myself for not getting this done sooner because Professional Photographer magazine just did an article about my branding and I didn’t have my stuff together!! UGH! Come on Katelyn! If I had gotten my stuff together just a few months earlier, I could have sent them my new packaging that I LOVE!

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Rustic Backyard Wedding | Smithfield, VA Wedding Photographer

  • Chase + Sharon

very easily been a Part 1/Part 2 post! I originally selected 244 images to blog…. WHAT?!! Gracious! It was just a beautiful day. From beginning to end. I knew it was going to be one of my favorites this year because I knew I would be spending ALL day with Sharon and I seriously love this girl. She’s so beautiful and joyful! I was so incredibly honored when she asked me to shoot her wedding last summer. You see, Sharon is a photographer and has a great eye…. and so I know how it is to be a photographer and then have a wedding of your own. You have HIGH expectations for your images. It’s the MOST IMPORTANT part of the day… besides marrying your best friend. So when Sharon

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Peonies and Cake Stands

  • Wedding Wednesday

motivation behind this wedding wednesday besides just making something “pretty” and “inspirational”.  We have guests coming over tonight for dinner…. 8th graders. I realize that out of all the guests we could have over, 8th graders are probably the most likely to NOT CARE at all about fresh flowers being in the house. Actually, they probably won’t even notice them! That’s ok, I just use any excuse I can to buy peonies because I love them! Peonies are AMAZING wedding flowers. There were some in Sharon’s Bouquet from last saturday! I’ll show you tomorrow!




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