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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...

Maymont Senior Portraits

  • Meet Alia

know those families that are just jam packed with talent? Well, the Prasad family is one of those families. I remember when we first started coming to Gayton (Our church) and I couldn’t believe how much Kristin (Alia’s mom) was in charge of! Kristin is on full time staff at GBC and she keeps that place rolling! Not only was I impressed with Kristin, her children are quite impressive as well. Alia is incredible on the violin!! Despite her busy school schedule and soccer schedule, she makes time to play at church constantly! And not only is she musically talented, she’s brilliant!! Alia has a scholarship to Vanderbilt

May 2013 | Amanda, Danielle, Jenny, Ashley & Pearl

  • Coaching

a saying that Michael and I learned back in leadership training in high school that states that the only things that will set us apart from other people as the years go on are 1. The places you go 2. The people you meet and 2. The books you’ve read. As at 15 year old, this didn’t make much sense but as I have grown up, it is beginning to make more sense. Not only does my business take me different places, it’s allowing AMAZING people to come into my life. My clients, my coaching gals, my mentors in the industry… the list goes on and on…. and I’m grateful. I’m so thankful for these people who believe in not only MY business but who believe in their businesses as well.

A Williamsburg Engagement Shoot

  • Jared + Courtney | Engaged

photographer has a location or two that they are asked to shoot at over and over again. After a while, there is resentment built up towards that location because they feel burnt out every time they have a session there. I totally understand this feeling. There are some locations in Richmond that I would be happy if I never shot there again. As a creative person, I need NEW places to keep things exciting… or so I thought. Jared and Courtney asked me to meet them in Williamsburg last Friday for their engagement session. Last year, Williamsburg was one of those locations for me that I had shot in numerous times in one season but I wanted to do

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