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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 Peek Inside!

  • New House Tour

I had told Michael that I didn’t want to show any pictures of the house until I felt like it was done…. like 100% decorated. Well, I quickly realized that that is not realistic… at all. I LOVE to decorate… it’s my hobby and what I choose to do for fun! So when we moved in, I went to town! However, there is little thing called a “budget” that can really slow down the decorating process and I have reached a point where I have had to stop and take things one step at a time. This is totally fine because we’re in the midst of wedding season and I don’t have much time for decorating right now.

A Coral and Teal Hampton Wedding

  • Jonathan + Anna

We turned off the interstate with 2 hours to kill before we started shooting Jonathan and Anna’s wedding day. You never know how 64 is going to treat you and so we left with plenty of cushion time. As we pulled up to the church, I realized “I know this place!”. It was the same church that our friends Mandy and Josh were married in last May! It’s gorgeous and so southern! I was already aware of the location around the church but we decided to take a little drive to waste some time and we found a beautiful abandoned home that just so happened to match the wedding colors!! SCORE! When it came time for bridal party portraits, we made sure the house wasn’t occupied and then we made great use of the beautiful porch! It was perfect! There are so much hidden gems in that part of downtown Hampton! It almost resembled a downtown Charleston wedding!

July 2013

  • The Snapshot

If you’ve been following these “Snapshot” posts for a while, you’ve probably noticed that some months are better than other. There are some months when I have plenty of time to really think about goals and plan out the month ahead and then there are some times when I can barely keep the next few days straight! This month is a mix of both! It’s going to be a little busy at the beginning of the month and then by the end of July, we’ll be entering into a few weekends of rest! WOOHOOO! We’re SO thankful! To all photographers out there, I HIGHLY recommend taking some Saturdays OFF in the middle of wedding season.

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