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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...

Michael's Dream Job

  • His Turn

…college when my turn came.  I was confused as to what I wanted to do.  I thought I was leaning towards graphic design. However,  I KNEW I couldn’t do an office job and the thought of having a boss that would tell me which designs were good and which were not acceptable scared me! …. to death!  Then my little hobby that I loved turned into my career. I fell in love with my job and I became more and more passionate about my business and making it happen! … It was my dream job! I had found my dream job!  Michael has ALWAYS… and I mean ALWAYS loved kids.  When I was in 8th grade and Michael was a freshman…

Bowling Green, Virginia Portrait Photographer

  • Jason + Brooke | Anytime

2nd wedding anniversary! Brooke and Jason were married two years ago and they celebrated with a portrait session! Of course I think that’s the perfect thing to do! Every couple needs good pictures of themselves every now and then to remember the different stages of their life together. I hope that once Michael and I are married, we’ll continue to make time to get our pictures done! Everyone should consider an anniversary  session and here are a couple reasons why: 1. It’s a fun date! Really! It’s a time to be together and guys, it’s painless, promise! and  2. You will have images that truly capture the both of you during this time of your life!  This may sound like

Thank you's | Making it Easy

  • Wedding Wednesday

I’m all about the easy way. The closer our wedding comes, the more I want one of those buttons… ya know, the “Easy” buttons. I want to hit it and all of a sudden ALL the decisions are made and all of the thank you notes are DONE! ughhh…. Thank you notes! You gotta do them! And I want to… I really do! I want to thank EVERYONE who has been a part of this celebration so far! I couldn’t do any of this without the help of my family and friends. However, I would much rather thank them by giving them a HUGGGGGE hug and exclaiming how much I appreciate them! There are two problems with this…

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