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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...


  • Compromise

When I think of compromise, my first thought normally refers back to high school shopping trips with momma.  The dressing room experience always starts off with a mound of clothes (that I don’t need in the first place) and then piece by piece it dwindles down to a “keeper” pile and a “I don’t need it but I LOVE it” pile! After trying everything on at least 4 times each, coming out and modeling it for motherly approval, and then giving my pitch about why I REALLY do need a 17th pair of jeans, the end results in a compromise. Momma always brings my sister and I back to reality during our shopping sprees!

WPPI 2009

  • WPPI 2009

As most of you know, I spent the last 4 days across  the country in LAS VEGAS for the WPPI conference! WPPI stands for Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. There were over 10,000 photographers from around the world that came together to learn new techniques, new business strategies and to meet other photographers. I’ll admit that at first glance, it was a bit overwhelming. I traveled along side my good friend Jessie Smith. After the first day of sessions we both flopped down on the hotel bed, completely and totally bombarded with all the new info we had received!

And 10,000 Photographers!

  • A City of Lights!

I still can’t believe I’m in Vegas! All I have to do to be reminded is look out the window and see the glow of the city lights that literally illuminate the ENTIRE city! It’s been a great trip so far. Jessie and I have learned so much… almost too much! We have sat through sessions and listened to some of the world’s top photographers share their tips and tricks! It’s incredible!  I think I have enough brochures and pamphlets to keep me busy reading for a year! The trade show is compiled of two gigantic convention halls filled with incredible vendors. Canon is EVERYWHERE and sponsoring everything! (totally dominating Nikon:).

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