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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...

Alec + Courtney | Engaged

You may be thinking “Wow, do you guys live up in the DC area, because you seem to be up there all of the time!”, but that’s just because it’s engagement season! It just so happens that a majority of our sweet 2019 couples are living in the DC area and so we used some classic, historic locations in that area for their engagement sessions! This one was beautiful! Alec and Courtney were so easy to talk to and get to know. As soon as we introduced ourselves, it felt like we had known them forever! As we walked around Alexandria, we heard about their families, their wedding planning, their jobs, and what they love most in life.

Chris + Emma | Engaged

  • A Classic Georgetown Engagement Session

I remember photographing James and Maggie’s wedding and just loving the fact that Maggie was so close with her sisters. My sister is my best friend and so I guess I notice other sweet sister relationships more readily because of that. All of these girls are just beautiful. They look so much like their mom and I loved photographing this amazing family! During Maggie and James’ reception at Pippin Hill Farm, I remember Maggie’s mom saying “We can’t wait to give you a call when it’s Emma’s turn!”.

Baby James’ Birth Story

  • A Story of Loss & Hope

I have thought long and hard about this post. Do I share about James’ birth just like I did for Evy? Do we want the world to see our special baby boy or should we just keep these photos to ourselves? Will the internet be able to handle a story like this? How do I share the story of a birth and the story of losing a baby at the same time? Despite all of these questions, I know deep down that we’re supposed to share his story…. and we want to. I know that by sharing about James’ birth and the end of his life here on earth, I’m extending his legacy and allowing God to use what he walked us through for His Glory… but that doesn’t mean it’s easy.

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