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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...

BIG Stuff is Happening on 12/18!

  • Tomorrow is "Terrific Tuesday"

HEARD?!!! Tomorrow is a BIG day!! Like, really big…. in more ways than one! …. Actually in THREE ways but I’m just going to share two of them right now! :) I’ll keep you hanging on the third! So tomorrow is TUESDAY DECEMBER 18th!! (For those that weren’t aware)… and that means BIG things because I’m flying up to CT at the crack of DAWN to be a part of J&M’s Showit LIVE event!! Basically, Showit LIVE is a FREE online workshop/Educational Experience that EVERY photographer should take advantage of! It’s FREE information! FREE teaching and FREE inspiration from some of the Industry’s GREATEST leaders, Justin & Mary Marantz!

A Downtown Baltimore Engagement

  • Morgan + Lauren | Engaged

past it a million times. This was a city I never had a reason to stop in. Normally, when I’m driving up north, my destination takes me on the interstate right around Baltimore. I’ve driven past the skyline and have seen the Raven’s and the Orioles stadiums but that’s really all I’ve ever seen of Baltimore….. until Monday! Morgan and Lauren just recently got engaged and I was so excited when Lauren emailed me with the news! Lauren was one of my FIRST coaching clients this year and during our time together she mentioned that she would be getting engaged soon! ….Now, I hear that literally ALL the time. SO many girls email me before they even


A Bridgewater Engagement

  • Matt + Katherine | Engaged

is about to get REALLY girly REALLY fast!! The amount if pink, orange, & sparkle that’s included in the session makes me happy!! I love it when brides bring props to make their shoot a little extra fun! However, Matt and Katherine didn’t need to bring anything to make their session a blast, they were a JOY to work with!! Such a sweet, fun loving couple and I think Katherine was BORN to smile!! That girl is SO happy, it’s contagious!!!  Between the props and the puppy and the weirdly WARM december weather, we had GREAT shoot!! I met these two at a friend’s property in Bridgewater, VA. The front yard overlooked the valley and

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