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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...

Helping Others Understand

  • Helping a Friend Through a Fatal Fetal Diagnosis & Stillbirth

I have so many blog posts started in my head. I have so much from our recent season of life that I want to share. However, life hasn’t really slowed down since we lost James back on May 1st, 2018. On August 1st 2018, I became pregnant with our third baby. I found out that this little boy existed on August 13th and it has honestly been a blur the last seven months. Getting pregnant just three months after a stillbirth isn’t something that every woman in my situation would find healing… but in my life, this has been the greatest gift and a huge part of our redemption story. It hasn’t come without fear or nervousness. There has been plenty of that…. but there has also been a whole lot of beautiful healing and restoration in my heart. I can see that as I look back over the last 10 months of my life. I’m in a new season and I survived an unimaginable season. 

The Best Images of 2018

  • Highlighting my favorite images from this past year!

You may be wondering “Um Katelyn, it’s almost March and you’re doing a “Best of 2018” post? Yes…. yes I am. Why? Because I was scrolling through my portfolio gallery and was just so thankful for all of these amazing couples, and I wanted to show them off again. These couples aren’t just normal couples for us. They walked through an incredibly hard year with us and were more gracious and kind and understanding than we could have ever hoped for. Some of them had to reschedule engagement sessions last spring because I was pregnant with James longer than the doctors anticipated.

Evy is Two!

Can you believe it? My baby really isn’t a baby anymore. She’s a beautiful, strong willed toddler that is amazing in so many ways. In some ways, I’m so sad that she’s not a baby….and in other ways, I’m excited to continue to see who she becomes because she surprises us every single day. Michael and I are constantly saying to each other “Did you hear that? Did you see what she just did?” …. We’re constantly amazed by her. She’s learning so much. She’s speaking new words and new phrases everyday. She memorizes songs and melodies. She wants to be a little momma and help take care of Baby Harper. She’s an amazing little girl who has stolen our hearts.

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