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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...

A Trendy Maternity Shoot

  • Jim + Chyrie | Everyday

those that follow us regularly know that this post is a little out of the norm. I’m not a portrait photographer… I wish I could do ALL types of photography but I have come to realize that it was a super smart business decision to become a specialist in “Weddings” 4 years ago. However, I still love being able to use photography as a way to bless our friends!! I could go buy our expecting friends something off of their registry but a little maternity shoot would be way more fun!! Jim and Chyrie are expecting their first baby in July! We cannot WAIT to welcome little baby Sell into the world and I’m so thankful that despite their busy schedule and ours,

How Do You Have so Much Portrait Time?!

  • Ask Anything

Once Wedding season begins, we get flooded with the same question over and over again…. “How do you have time for SO many portraits on a wedding day?!”. It’s taken me a few years to really grasp how we run our business and our wedding days differently from other photographers that allows us to accomplish this. When photographers would ask us how we were able to accomplish so much in such a little amount of time, my first response was “I guess I just shoot really fast!”. Ha! That’s not a helpful answer… and it’s not the full truth. There are several other contributing factors!!

5 Things You Didn't Know About Him!

  • Bokeh The Bichpoo

sweet boy…. He has brought so much joy into our lives. When we first got him, we had so many people telling us how we should house train him and what groomer we should use and how often to feed him. So many different opinions! I feel like getting Bokeh was a great way to experience a small example of what it’s going to be like having a child one day. From what I’ve read and seen from our friend’s with kids, it seems like EVERYONE has an opinion about how you should be parenting! Ah! Well, there are a couple of the following “5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Bokeh” that

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