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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...

Jack + Haleigh | Engaged

  • Destination Engagement Portraits | Florida's Lake Louisa State Park

I feel like this all happened so fast! One minute I’m getting to hug these two in real life at our LIVE event that we hosted for our Business Collection students in December and the next, we’re booked to shoot their destination wedding and I’m hopping on a plane to Florida to take their engagement photos! How exciting! Jack and Haleigh are the sweetest couple that we connected with during our year-long Business Journey experience that we hosted for over 600 photographers! Haleigh was one of our students who didn’t just watch the course content but she dove in and gave it her all.

How to use your DSLR more in Everyday Life!

  • Tips for Documenting your Family How You've Always Wanted to!

It’s Thursday! That means we have a BRAND NEW YOUTUBE video ready for you!!! Tell me if this sounds like you….. You’re a photographer…. You have a nice camera…. You are naturally talented… You can take beautiful images that leave people in awe……But you NEVER USE YOUR CAMERA in your everyday life. You NEVER take pictures with your family with your REAL camera. You say you want to, but it never happens!!! How frustrating!!

Brandon + Meghan | Engaged

  • Wintery Farm Engagement Session

There’s always a little bit of a struggle doing an engagement in the dead of winter. There’s a lack of color because we’re missing the leaves and the grass and the greenery! However, it’s not impossible to have a great shoot in the middle of February and Brandon and Meghan’s shoot is proof of that! I drove up to my home town a week ago and captured these portraits for this newly engaged couple. I’ve known Meghan her entire life and it seems so WILD to me that she’s going to be a WIFE!! I remember growing up and thinking that she was so much younger than me and she was!

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