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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...


  • Big Hair, Black Ties & Big Hearts

The beautiful thing about traveling to all of the these crazy conferences is that when we get there, we feel like we’re at a family reunion. Over the last 3-4 years we’ve grown strong friendships with such dear friends and peers in the industry. We count down the days until each time we get to see each other and we pick up where we left off immediately. These people get us. They get our insecurities, our fears, our struggles, our dreams. They understand our crazy schedules and don’t judge us for them. They see when we’re overwhelmed and they know how to make it better. They pray with us before we walk on stage and they’re vulnerable about where they are in life.

The Main Shooter’s Role at the Recessional

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When we’re shooting a wedding day, Michael and I know our roles. After years and years of shooting together, we’ve learned that there are just some moments that I could be present for and other moments that Michael should cover. The recessional is one part of the day where we have VERY separate duties and we ALWAYS follow the rules. We have a rule that during the recessional, I’m shooting directly in front of the couple, walking backwards and Michael is shooting from the side. After the bride and groom recess, this is where our roles switch in a split second!

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