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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...

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Historic Beacon Theater Wedding Photographer

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worked in the admissions office at CNU and one day she came home and said “You know Katy Ray right? Well she LOVES the blog!”.  What?! I was so excited! At that time… not many people knew about the blog and even fewer followed it! So when I heard Katy loved what I was doing, I was thrilled! Katy graduated, moved to Florida and worked for Disney and then met a boy, fell in love, got engaged and guess what…. she was STILL following the blog!! Yesssss. She emailed me with tons of exclamation points and capital letters and I was SO excited when I knew I was officially her wedding photographer!!! It’s so wonderful to photograph couples that

The Power of a Stamp!

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are attending multiple graduations for some of our kids. (If you’re new to the blog, Michael is a Youth Pastor…we don’t have 60 kids of our own……well we kinda do… it’s hard to explain).  So This Wedding Wednesday is going to be short and sweet! I had something else planned but that will have to wait until a week when I’m not editing TWO weddings and shooting two sessions and going to graduations! Today is a good post because it’s showing you how a $10 STAMP can totally transform your wedding!! I LOVED Nikki and Alex’s wedding from this past weekend!


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Green Backyard Wedding | Virginia Wedding Photographer

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this post for HOURS. Every time I blog a wedding I tell myself “narrow down your images Katelyn! You can’t blog them all!”.  I’m seriously trying to work on it. I’ve found a little trick that is helping me blog fewer images but I’ll share that later on the in post! So this past weekend was my first double wedding weekend of the year! Whew! My feet are still recovering! However, I have never felt more loved than I did at these two weddings.  So many guests and family members were so encouraging and very excited to see these images! That’s so amazing for me. It’s a great reminder that what I am doing is such a huge part of the wedding day

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