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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...

A Shower & An Update

  • Thankful for Friends & No Pain

I don’t think there is any coincidence that we had over 45 of our dearest friends gathering at our house this past Sunday. Once we found out that my surgery was going to be on Tuesday and that the tumor in my hand was more aggressive than we had originally thought, we thought about cancelling our last baby shower but that idea was short-lived. I’m so glad that we didn’t cancel because being surrounded by our sweet friends was exactly what we needed before entering into a week of unknowns! I’m so thankful for Jill and Steph! They threw me this shower and it was so perfect in every way.

When Being One in a Million isn’t Cool

  • Life Update & Prayer Request

There has been a lot going on in our life behind the scenes…beyond moving and pregnancy and gestational diabetes. Ever since I got pregnant in the early summer, I had noticed that my right index finger was a little swollen around the knuckle. It didn’t bother me at all really. I googled it… like every pregnant woman does and shouldn’t do… and I found that pregnancy induced carpal tunnel is very common in the joints, so I didn’t worry about it. It continued to get worse, and I did wonder why it was only happening in one joint when all of the cases I had read about online were in the wrists, ankles or entire hands and feet. 

The Best of 2016

  • Weddings & Engagements

This post has been in the works for two weeks now. I have to admit that the last three weeks haven’t been what we had hoped. Not only am I eight months pregnant, I’m also learning how to type without my right index finger, because I have some crazy medical stuff going on! However! I’m learning how to get stuff done despite my slower typing, and I FINALLY get to share my favorite images of 2016!! This has been an amazing year. It was a special year for us because starting with the last wedding in May I was pregnant for the rest of the entire shooting season!

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