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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...


  • 2012 Money Pics

Some have asked what exactly determines a “Money Pic”? Perfect light? perfect composition? Amazing exposure all together? Maybe. I’m not really sure to be honest. There are just some images that give me a feeling. That feeling could be caused by numerous things. Maybe the composition is perfect…. maybe the light is amazing… maybe it’s a money shot because it has emotional value… maybe it’s because I took nothing and made it turn into something amazing….It could be that “Money Pics” are selected because the represent me trying something new… maybe I pushed the limits a bit…….

A Shoreham Omni Hotel Wedding | DC Wedding Photographer

  • Joe + Blythe

The winter months are unpredictable. In January in DC, there could be snow, it could be 20 degrees or it could be 50 degrees and perfect. We enjoyed the second option on Saturday. The sun was out we had beautiful light for Joe and Blythe’s wedding day! It’s amazing how many winter days are grey and dreary. I’ve been so blessed recently to have been shooting on the BEST days of winter thus far!!! Both of my wedding this weekend were filled with gorgeous afternoon light that was just soft enough to get a beautiful glow! Joe and Blythe have had a crazy year of planning. They have been engaged for quite some time but had to wait to see  what Joe’s plan were with his work.

The New House

  • Master Bedroom Inspiration

house is really just a pile of dirt right now.  Actually, it’s not even a pile yet… it’s just a lot of land.  That’s it. We haven’t broken ground and yet every time we are in the car, I tell Michael “Lets go see the house!”.  What?! Katelyn, there is no HOUSE yet. What I mean by that is…. lets go drive to the neighborhood….just for fun! …. And we do…. and it’s fun. It’s fun because we’re just so excited for this new phase of life!!  Never EVER would I have dreamed of building a house at 25 but with the market being like it is… it’s a great time and we’re so blessed to have this dream become a reality!!

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