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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...

Fredericksburg Portrait Photographer

  • Baby Jack

an honor! First, I photographed Frank and Charity’s beautiful country wedding. Then I photographed Naomi (Charity’s sister) and her husband Joe in Downtown Fredericksburg and now I have photographed their first little one and man is he a cutie! I walked into the house and it was so quiet and warm.  Little Jack was trying to fall asleep and I started looking for basket locations! I don’t shoot newborn sessions very often because most of my time is spent with engaged couples. However, this was a nice change of scenery. Photographing a newborn is a totally different ballgame but luckily, Naomi and Joe had just finished remodeling their home

Finding "Your" Organization Style

  • Ask Anything

took a long time. Finding a workflow that actually WORKED for me wasn’t an overnight concept. I tried numerous different techniques and I learned a ton a long the way.  That’s why I encourage all of you photographers out there to try to find YOUR OWN organization style because this is one of the many areas in this industry where copying may not be in your best interest. I say this because I experienced this! I had a TON of photog friends that fell in love with ShootQ and started running every aspect of their business through it. Brides can book online, contracts are online, etc….. and I wanted that! I wanted it all!!! ha! So I purchased ShootQ and starting playing

Richmond Portrait Photographer

  • The Robertsons

type of personalities that just make you want to laugh… constantly. I met Anne Taylor when I was a sophomore in college.  She was one of the “new freshmen” that basically lived at our house first semester and we fell in love with her. Then before we knew it, we were introduced to Elizabeth! Elizabeth decided to come to CNU as well and I loved watching these two interact. The remind me so much of Emy and I. We’re so different and yet just enough alike to get on each others nerve…just a tad:).  I love these two and so when Anne Taylor emailed me about some family pictures I was like “umm, duh!”… of course I want to hangout with the

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