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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 Taproot Farm Wedding | Capon Bridge, WV

  • Ian + Jennifer

She emailed me and said that she was getting married on her parent’s farm in West Virginia and I was so excited! I love weddings that take place at home! Our wedding reception was held in my parent’s backyard and I couldn’t have imagine it anywhere else. As Michael and I pulled up to the quaint yellow house overlooking the field where the reception would take place, it reminded me so much of our wedding day. Friends and family were running around prepping last minute details and as I talked to Jenny’s mom, she told that it took an army of friends to pull this wedding off. As hard as DIY weddings are, there is something so wonderful about getting married in a place that means so much to you. I loved seeing to-do lists around the house and I watching friends, cousins and other family members pitch in throughout the day. Their labor of love truly paid off because Ian and Jenny’s day couldn’t have been more beautiful.

Classic Richmond Engagement | Monument Avenue

  • Ryan + Alina | Engaged

I’m introducing you to Ryan and Alina!! These two are going to be married in 2014 and I’m so excited to be a part of this season of their life! When I showed up at their new apartment in downtown Richmond, we talked and got to know one another and it wasn’t long until the topic of Bokeh came up…. which always makes me happy. :) Michael and I are proud puppy parents and we love that other people find him just as cute as we do! Ryan and Alina were about to bring home their first puppy and I remember how exciting that was for Michael and I!

A Farvue Farm Wedding, Goochland VA

  • Judson + Catie

As you know from reading the blog and hearing about our life, Michael and I love looking at homes…. especially homes on the water. After building our new house, we have become even more obsessed with looking at impressive homes with gorgeous architecture. Our favorite homes are always on the water. I mean how amazing would it be to lookout over a river or a lake in your backyard?! So when we pulled up to Judson and Catie’s venue, I knew that Michael was going to love the view from the backyard! It’s just beautiful! The ceremony took place on the back lawn and the guests overlooked the James River as Judson and Catie were married. Everything was just perfect and went according to plan… except for the train that decided to roll past RIGHT after Catie walked down the aisle!

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