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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...

April 2012

  • The Snapshot

was April 2nd… and I totally forgot that I was supposed to do a “Goals” post. I was a little blindsided by my package that arrived! The Mark III has been good to me the past two days and I get to use her again tonight at another engagement session! It’s been a whirlwind the last couple of days. I’ve had three shoots since Saturday and one more tonight. I think I had forgotten what this feels like! I’ve had a good break. December-March was a time to regroup, get taxes straight, fix things that didn’t go so well last year and gear up for another crazy wedding season. When you book a crazy wedding season, then you have to expect a TON of engagements as well.

Urban Outfitters Meets the Country

  • Trey + Kiersten | Engaged

and I were in high school, our youth group decided to go somewhere NEW for a retreat.  We had been to several camps but this one was different.  This camp was Watermarks.  Back when I was in high school, the Critzer family had just begun this crazy project of turning their family land into a CAMP for kids, teens, adults… ANYONE who wanted to use it!  We showed up, loved it and kept going back… year after year. We formed relationships with this amazing family and over 6 years later, we’re STILL going to Watermarks… only now, we’re taking OUR youth group from our new church! We just love that place but more importantly,

Quick Review & Bokeh's Napping Process

  • The 5D Mark III

It’s here! It’s here! I had a note waiting on my door friday night that read “You missed a UPS delivery that requires a signature, we’ll be back on Monday”. Grrrrrrrr. Isn’t that the worst?! And it ONLY happens to IMPORTANT packages! (But I am thankful that they didn’t leave this baby on the front porch! yikes!)  So I waited patiently until this morning and it came…. in all of it’s glory! To be honest, from the box, it looks the same. So what’s so GREAT about the Canon 5D Mark III….well, I’m going to officially find out today during my engagement session this evening. However, from just playing with it around the house for 40 minutes this morning,

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