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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 Morais Vineyard Wedding | Bealeton Virginia Wedding Photographer

  • Tony + Bryana

There’s an excitement that photographers experience when shooting at new venues for the first time! This past weekend we got to shoot at TWO new venues that we have never shot at before and it was so much fun! These locations were GORGEOUS! The first wedding was Tony and Bryana’s at Morais Vineyards in Bealeton, Virginia! We have passed this venue on the way to other weddings and I have always made a comment about how it looks like it could be located in Tuscany or Spain! This venue is awesome! It’s TOTALLY different from any other venue in the state. The style and architecture is gorgeous and I just loved having a chance to photograph something NEW! New getting ready location, new portrait locations, new ceremony location… it’s exciting to change it up every now and then! The more venues I shoot at in Virginia, the more I appreciate our state! We have so many awesome locations for WEDDINGS in Virginia!!

A Classic Richmond Bridal Shoot

  • Meredith's Bridals

not often that I get to do bridal sessions. However, when I do, I LOVE them! Especially when I’m working with brides like Meredith! I just love her and I’m actually feeling a little bittersweet writing up this blog post because it’s her last post! I can’t believe their wedding has already happened! I feel like we were just emailing about how she had just gotten engaged!! Is it just me or does time seem to fly by faster and faster the older we get?! We’re approaching the final months of wedding season and we can’t believe it! So back to Meredith! Meredith lives in Wytheville but was sweet

Bokeh's Bandage & Puppy Insurance

  • A Change in the Plans

We have recently spent a large amount of time with our friends that have kids. Toddlers, 6 month olds, 3 year olds…. the one thing that seems to be consistent among all of them is that their life and their schedule is determined by their children. You can plan on getting 6 hours of sleep but no matter how hard you try to plan, if your baby wakes you up at 3am, you’re not getting your 6 hours. Plans have to be flexible. Michael and I are not ready for that big life change quite yet. However, every now and then, we get a teeny tiny taste of what parenting may be like one day.

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