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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 Responsibility Rant

  • Oh to be a dog...

a dog. This is going to sound absolutely pathetic but I envy Bokeh some days. How amazing would it be to only have to worry about chasing squirrels and burying chew toys in the couch cushions?  How awesome would it be to never have any responsibility other than to be yourself and be cute?!  Bokeh wakes up, snuggles, goes out to pee and then his long day of napping, playing and eating begins. What a life!!!  I think it’s safe to say that when you constantly envy the pace of life that your dog enjoys, maybe it’s time for a BREAK! I just finished the last wedding of the season on Saturday, took a quick trip to California for 3 days and tomorrow

& the "For Photographers" Site

  • Coaching Dates Released

cool things happening with KJP these days!! The #1 thing would be the fact that I’m getting to meet so many amazing people and not only do I get to be their friends, I have the chance to help them grow and expand their businesses! So, some photographers are purely ARTSY… and the business side of their work drives them insane…. almost to the point of burnt out if they don’t get help! Then there are photographers like me that actually ENJOY the business side in some weird way!! It’s strange right?! Well there has to be a happy medium. You HAVE to be creative and push yourself artistically but in order to grow a business

A Fall Bridal Shoot

  • Melissa's Bridals

this shoot was CHILLY!!! But you would never know because Melissa’s beauty is the first thing that captures attention! … No one notices the goosebumps! :) It was a chilly October morning when we shot these portraits and I was so impressed with Melissa’s ability to shiver AND look natural all at the same time!! She’s just stunning… absolutely gorgeous…. and she was my roomie in college!!! You’re all probably thinking “Katelyn, your friends are so photogenic” and my response to that is “Yes, I know”. haha They are! Whenever I shoot a friend’s wedding I think to myself  “Self, you are surrounded by gorgeous people in your life!”…

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