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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...

Lighting & Locations Q&A

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So tell me…. does the SOUND of these words make you cringe and break into hot sweats?! :DARK CHURCHES, BUSY BEACHES, ZERO WINDOWS, RED CARPET, HEAVY SHADE, GREEN GRASS, GREEN TREES, GREEN FACES!!! Yikessssssss!!! It doesn’t matter HOW experienced you are as a photographer, these situations are NOT FUN! They can be downright frustrating, annoying and crippling if you don’t have solutions for handling them!
I’ve been there and I get it! Today I had a conversation about these struggles we all experience as photographers and I recorded it for you!!


  • Two Weeks in the Highlands

I have to admit… there is part of me that is still so surprised that I’m even writing this blog post. I’m still in shock that this trip even happened! We have never come so close to cancelling a trip before! Four days before we were supposed to leave, we found out that Evy would be getting into her “Hip harness” early! We were excited and thankful to have another alternative to the Spica Cast but starting in the harness early made for sleepless nights and a frustrated baby!

VIDEO: Defining Work as an Entrepreneur

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Welp. Most babies have a cold with a runny nose during the first year of life, right? We made it 6.5 months without any colds or illness! However, that record came to a screeching halt this past week when our sweet girl had to be taken to the pediatric emergency room for a virus that no one could explain. You know it’s bad when the nurses stare at your baby as you walk to your room. Evy is COVERED in a bad rash from her virus and it’s so hard to see her this way.

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