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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...

& Why We're Bad Puppy Parents

  • Bokeh Boy

on our way home today from the amazing CONNECT Retreat in Roma, GA and while I’m excited to be home, I feel a little guilty at the same time. We dropped Bokeh boy off with his grandparents, AGAIN last friday. We shot a wedding in DC and then flew out the next day for the retreat. We get home tonight and shoot a wedding tomorrow and we won’t see Bokeh boy until SATURDAY night!!! Ugh!! We’re such bad puppy parents!!! There are times when I think he forgets who his real parents are…obviously that would be us. :) He spends a lot of time with his grandparents and we’re SO thankful that they are just 50 minutes up the road!

Mount Ida Farm Wedding Photographer

  • Mike + Jessica | Engaged

decided that if I didn’t love Richmond so much, I would move to Charlottesville in a heartbeat! The rolling hills outside of that adorable city are just stunning! Tucked away on 6,000 acres is the historic Mount Ida Farm! This property is the largest privately owned stated in Virginia! Talk about impressive! It’s so gorgeous. The coordinator and property manager for Mount Ida loaded Mike, Jess and I up into a massive hummer and we toured the property for their engagement shoot! I’m so thankful that we had a guide throughout this property because there is just SO much land! I wouldn’t have known where to even begin!!

Raspberry Plains Wedding Photographer

  • Jason + Julie

I don’t think it’s possible to find a bride more excited about her wedding and her pictures than Julie! This girl is the queen of planning ahead and making sure all of her little details are taken care of! Julie booked well over a year ago and immediately scheduled her engagement session. As we talked during her session, she explained that her wedding was pretty much planned…. a year in advance!! Ummm, maybe she should go into event planning instead of being an amazing food blogger and working a day job!! Julie is just incredible and I knew from day one that her wedding day was going to be such a joy to be a part of! Michael and I headed up to Raspberry Plains on Saturday and I just had a good feeling that it was going to be a good day…. and I really think that comes from having a great relationship with our couples beforehand. Julie and I have been emailing for so long that I feel like I’ve known her forever!!

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