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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...

OBX Wedding Photographer

  • Allen + Ashley

..more exciting than getting an email from someone that wants to get back into their wedding attire and take some awesome pictures! What made this email even better was that it was from Ashley! Ashley attended my Workshop back in the fall! (That seems like SO SO long ago! wow!) and we have kept in touch ever since. Ashley and Allen were married almost one year ago and so this was kind of like an anniversary session! How fun! It just so happened that I was going to be in OBX shooting a wedding at the same time that they were on vacation! It was perfect! Not only was scheduling perfect, the weather was AMAZING! It wasn’t too hot, it wasn’t too terribly windy and we had awesome evening light! Allen and Ash were such great…

Wedding Hairpieces

  • Wedding Wednesday

I love them! When I was little, I used to wear headbands and hair clips with HUGE cloth flowers on the side of them. In fact, there are several pictures lining our stairs of me and my sister wearing these large headbands.  We used to have “Sister” portraits done. Ya know,… matching dresses, matching shoes and matching HEADBANDS! The works! I used to think those hairpieces were so funny looking  but now that they are coming back in style…I’m starting to have a better opinion about them, especially when it comes to bridal hairpieces!

Wedding Channel Bridal Blog Awards

  • "Editor's Pick"!

Momma and I went to the gym tonight even though we didn’t want to… at all.  We were so proud of ourselves that we went to Applebee’s afterwards and had their amazing honey barbeque boneless wings! We’re bad…but they were so, so good! Before we left the gym, I was checking my emails and I received one from Erin at the Wedding Channel. Not really paying attention, I opened it, scanned over it and then put my phone down. It was only a matter of seconds before I realized what it said and I quickly re-read it for real this time!! The Wedding Channel announced today that I was their “Editor’s Pick” for the Wedding Photography Category of their Bridal Blog Awards!…

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