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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 Fall, Maymont Park Engagement

  • Jason + Mary | Engaged

hard to believe that Michael and I moved to Richmond over three years ago! I remember growing up and hearing about Maymont, Belle Isle and Carytown but never visiting RVA at all! I mean, we went to the museums and IMAX theater as kids, but I didn’t REALLY see all that Richmond had to offer until the last three years. It’s such a beautiful city and the longer we’re here, the more I love it! The heart of Richmond is home for Jason and Mary! They live really close to Maymont Park and so it made perfect sense for us to shoot there! It was SO beautiful so that park was packed! It looked like fall but felt like mid September!

October 2013 | Caroline, Mathy, Rachel & Morgan

  • Coaching

hard to believe that over 50 photographers have had coaching sessions with us in the last year and a half! It’s really quite humbling actually. I love teaching… from the bottom of my heart, I just love it! It’s such a blessing in my life and I feel like I’m right where I need to be when I’m helping other photographers grow and take steps forward. A photographer once asked “Isn’t spending 9:30am to 6:00pm helping people DRAINING?!!”. Well, I’m tired afterwards but it’s not draining… I actually get energy FROM people and so I love coaching days!

An Old Town Alexandria Engagement Shoot

  • Jake + Lindsay | Engaged

were greeted by Jake and Lindsay in Founder Park and Lindsay had cookies in hand! My kind of girl!! These weren’t “break and bake”, they were homemade, custom decorated cookies that looked like they came straight from the bakery! They were beautiful! (And I say “were” because they are no longer with us…. they were delicious). Jake and Lindsay were all smiles and their laughter made their shoot so joyful and so much fun! We walked the streets of Old Town Alexandria and found little nooks and crannies to shoot in!

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