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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...

3 Ways to Overcome Harsh Light in Ceremonies | Guest Post by: Amy & Jordan

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You may recognize these two. Amy and Jordan are dear friends of ours that we met a little over 3 years ago, but it seems like we’ve known them for decades! We just traveled to Europe with them this past June and we’re constantly wishing that they lived closer to the East Coast! The desert is too far away from Virginia!!! Not only are these two amazing photographers but they have taken their past experience as teachers and have become incredible educators in the photography industry! We’re so thankful for their sweet friendship and that they took the time to send over an educational post for OUR audience while we prepare for the baby and heal this hand up from surgery!!! Enjoy! :

Introducing Micah James Malizia

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As I was gathering images for this post, I had moments of thinking “Gosh, is this even real?! My baby sister has her own BABY?!” Oh, it’s very real and it’s so wonderful! We haven’t met our little girl yet, but watching Micah enter the world and become a part of our family was truly amazing. He is so loved!!! We got the call that Emy’s water had broken late on Christmas Eve, and we were 6 hours away! So we did Christmas with Michael’s family, Corey left Christmas celebrations with his fiancee’s family, and we all headed up to PA!

I’m Speaking in Raleigh!

  • Creative at Heart Conference Round 7 Raleigh

I honestly don’t think I’ve seen her more excited about something since I got an email to photograph her own wedding!! The incredible Kat Schmoyer of Dear Sweetheart Events has been gearing up and planning what people are saying is going to be the BEST Creative at Heart Conference to DATE! Why is it so great? Well, honestly, I think that this has been a hard year for a lot a people. It’s been a hard year for people in business and it’s been a hard year for a lot of people personally. Kat has had challenges this past year, and we’ve had challenges this past year. While our challenges have been different, there is power in going through hard seasons and even MORE power in continuing to LEAD through hard seasons.

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