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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...

A Country Engagement Shoot | Goochland, VA

  • Steven + Jennifer | Engaged

you love it when wonderful people come into your life in the most random, unexpected ways?! It’s the best!! Close to a year and a half ago, Michael and I were on the journey to find a new house. We saw a listing for a pre-existing home in Goochland and so we took a little drive to go see if it had potential. We were excited because it was in our budget and had a unique floor plan. However, we were quickly disappointed when we drove past and saw the “sold” sign in the front yard. So we kept driving and found a new subdivision with a model home that we absolutely LOVED! We signed a contract 5 days later and

The Workshop Experience | Adelaide, Australia

  • We're Australia Bound!

probably one of our top 5 biggest business announcements to date. It’s one of those decisions that we talked about and after coming to the conclusion that we wanted to go for it, “YOLO!” would have been an appropriate way to end the conversation! It’s true, you only live once and so why not give your dreams a shot!? Sure, it’s scary and it’s a risk but this is also one of the most exciting adventures we’ve ever attempted in our business and we’re ready for a challenge!! Michael has always had a lifelong dream of visiting this amazing country and I have always wanted to teach overseas

A Lake Gaston Engagement Shoot

  • Brandon + Brittany | Engaged

emailed me a few months ago and we weren’t available for their date and I apologized. And then I got the email that just baffled me. Brittany responded and said “No worries, we’re going to change our date!”. What?! This has happened before but every time a bride changes her plans in order to have us photograph this season of their life, I’m just amazed. I’m humbled and honored. What a huge compliment!! These two are awesome! We met at Brittany’s family’s lake house and then drove to some local locations for their shoot.

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