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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...

Our Hawaiian Vacation

  • Aloha Vaca 2013 | Part 1

almost overwhelming to try to put our whole trip into one post. Our vacation to Hawaii was simply amazing. It all came about in August at Brendan and Jenna’s wedding (which is featured in The Knot VAMDDC Magazine right now! Woohoo!). Josh and Mandy were in the bridal party and so was Michael. As they were sitting around the table, they casually said “Hey! We’re going to a wedding in Seattle after Christmas… anyone want to meet us in Hawaii?!”. Michael and I looked at each other and the wheels started turning.

Welcoming Our New Vitamix To the Family!

  • Going Green

decided about two weeks before Christmas that he REALLY wanted to enter into the Vitamix world. Well, this was a surprise to me…. especially since I had already purchased Michael’s Christmas a week earlier!!! I debated it. Those things are PRICEY and while I really wanted to try out the whole “Green Drink” phenomenon, I wasn’t sure if it was really all that it was cracked to be. You see, Michael loves gadgets and since I love Michael…. I bought him one. I returned some of his other gifts that were just “so-so” and surprised Michael with his dream blender on Christmas morning!

Tips for Shooting a Rainy Wedding Day

  • Ask Anything

of most frequently asked questions that we receive during wedding season is “Soooo, what do you do if it RAINS?!”. I posted about this way back in 2011 but that post was really just written for my brides. I wanted to reassure them that even if it rains, they will still have beautiful portraits and BRIGHT colors in their images! Overcast skies means vibrant colors! This post is geared more towards all of the photographers out there that cringe at the thought of rain on a wedding day! I’m with you. I don’t love rain on wedding days BUT I’ve learned that a little or even A LOT of rain doesn’t mean you can’t capture great portraits in natural light!

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