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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...

June 2013 | Johnna, Ashlie, Terri, Brooke

  • Coaching

pulled up in a shiny Chrysler 300 and I told Michael “Wow, they lucked out with a cool rental car!!”. Ashlie and Johnna got out of the car and I greeted them and then stated what I thought was the obvious “Nice rental car!”. Ashlie laughed and said of this isn’t a rental, this is mine!” I replied with “Umm, but aren’t you from TEXAS?!”. They laughed and told me that Johnna was from Texas and Ashlie was from Missouri and they DROVE HERE!!!!!!! Yes, they DROVE to Virginia from half a country away. They were so impressed with the mountains that they crossed in Charlottesville because they are from the plains.

A Canal Walk Engagement Shoot | Richmond Va Wedding Photographer

  • Matt + Tara | Engaged

remember being a senior in college and watching the new freshmen come in and feeling old. College happened in a flash!! One day I was a new freshman and then before I knew it, it was time to graduate! Tara was one of the underclassmen that made me feel old :) And to make me feel even older, she just graduated with a really fun class at CNU. I remember when they all arrived as freshmen and now it’s CRAZY that some of them are getting MARRIED! I was so excited to receive an email from Tara after seeing that Matt had proposed because I knew that their wedding is going to be so much fun! Michael and I love CNU weddings!!

Maymont Park

  • Brittany's Bridals

session definitely deserves the “fairytale” title. I arrived at Maymont to photograph Brittany’s bridal portraits without ever meeting Brittany beforehand. As soon as I walked through the door of that little bridal room, I knew it was going to be a phenomenal day of shooting!! She was stunning and radiant and so full of life! Brittany’s joy is contagious and she’s one of those people that you feel happier after you leave her presence and I love that about her! Not only does Brittany have a radiant personality but she’s incredibly photogenic!! Photographer’s dream!! I absolutely loved my time with her back in the spring and it’s been hard to keep these a secret!

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