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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...


  • Here's to an Amazing 2016!

I’m not going to lie…. we were up super late… I didn’t pre-plan a blog post…. we shot a wedding last night…. And so sharing something today wasn’t high on my priority list… until I SAW THIS IMAGE!!!!! Oh you guys, yesterday was a dream! Why? Because I was a second shooter!! I shot a friend’s wedding WITH one of my BEST friends and it was so much fun!!! Not only did we shoot the most gorgeous New Year’s wedding, we also photographed as Richmond’s NEWEST wedding venue, The Quirk Hotel!!!

Best of Weddings 2015

  • A Year of Joy!

I feel like I’ve been rather vulnerable this week. I’ve shared some fears and frustrations in my post yesterday and today I’m going to do that same. As a photographer… I have the same fear EVERY YEAR. I have a very real fear that I won’t create work that compares or surpasses my work in years past. Not only do I have a fear that I won’t be able to create new work that I’m in love with, I also worry that others will NOTICE! What is my deal?! I think (like many others) I have a subconscious fear of letting people down and not living up to my reputation. However, this is the post that proves that my fears are stupid… every year.

Our Best Decision in 2015

  • Our Team Has Grown!

Some of you are reading that subheadline and are thinking that this is a pregnancy announcement! Come on people!!! You’re worse than my mom! :) Just kidding. Our moms really want to be grandparents together (especially since they are best friends… which is cute :)… but I’m only 27 until TOMORROW and so I’m still young!!! So no, our team hasn’t grown in that way. However, we did make one of the BEST decisions of our career this year. We got help!!!!

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