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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...

Wisconsin Wedding Photographer

  • Britt + Katie | Day After Session

mentioned in an email that she and Britt were thinking about doing a day-after session. They wanted to get in the water and take some shots in the boat and I thought “Oh that would be fun!”…. And then I read this line: “I really want to water ski  in my wedding dress.”  Wait WHAT?! This is amazing. I’ve had some people talk about doing crazy things like this but most couples don’t follow through because after the wedding, LIFE starts and things get busy. However, Katie and Britt were determined to make this happen and they got up early and met me at the lake. I was tired after their wedding and I know they had to be exhausted


Wisconsin Wedding Photographer

  • Britt + Katie

destination weddings before…. but this was by FAR the LONGEST trip and one of my most exciting weddings. I’ll give you a little hint as to why I just said that…. WATER. SKIS. Yes, I know you’re excited now! You just wait until tomorrow’s post!! I’ll keep you hanging for now! So this destination wedding was to Iron Mountain, Michigan which is right next to the Wisconsin line. Our cousins…. or second cousins… cousins squared, whatever they are… they have a lake house on Spread Eagle Lake and that is how these two met!  When you spend  all of your summers skiing, wake boarding and laying out, you become close friends with everyone at the lake.


The Breakdown

  • Wedding Wednesday

experience this. For some, it happens two weeks before the big day and for others, it happens after rehearsal dinner…..for me, it happened on Friday night before my wedding on Sunday. We were sitting down at the table for dinner (I don’t know how we had time to eat dinner together but momma made it happen!).  As we scooted our chairs under our oval shaped, wooden table, we grabbed hands, said a blessing and then it happened…….Emy, my sister who is known for telling it like it is, announced that “Welp! This is our LAST FAMILY DINNER with Katelyn!”…… There was silence…..

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