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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...

August 2013

  • The Snapshot

We have two weekends off!! It may sound like nothing but to us, it’s AH-MAZING!!! We just didn’t book for these weekends and that means we get to go on vacation with my family to Florida and take a much needed rest! We have been going non-stop since April and so this break is so needed. I’m going to do a post after vacation about how rest actually makes you desire to WORK. It’s true! But if you never rest, you never renew and refresh and you enter burnout mode. So while I am grateful for this break, my August and fall brides are really the ones who are going to benefit from it the MOST!

A Virginia Beach Sunrise Engagement

  • JR + Sarah | Engaged

are slowly becoming morning people. Michael and I have started committing to getting up early together so that we can get more done without feeling rushed AND we can have some quiet time in the morning. So basically, we’re getting up early for God. And then the only other people we would get up at the crack of dawn for is JR and Sarah! :) Sunrise shoots haven’t been my specialty in the past just because I haven’t been a morning person. HOWEVER, after JR & Sarah’s beautiful VA beach shoot at 6:30am this past Saturday, I think I could get used to them!

A Surprise While I Was Gone

  • The Bike

It’s not uncommon for Michael to randomly say “Hey, I have a surprise for you today”. He does it all the time. Whether it’s dinner at a new place or tickets to a movie, he loves making it a surprise! I think he enjoys surprises because he’s the only one that can actually get away with them. I’m HORRIBLE at surprising people….. especially Michael. So when I received a call during my Chicago coaching session, I wasn’t too shocked. Michael called and all he said was “Sorry to interrupt but do I have permission to surprise you? It’s going to be over $200.”  I laughed, told him yes and then he said goodbye. I wondered what in the world

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