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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 Mill at Fine Creek Wedding | Powhatan, VA

  • Josh + Katie

They have been separated for a long time. Because of Josh’s job in the military, distance has become something that Katie is very familiar with. Josh has literally been a world away from her during different points of their relationship. I can’t even imagine how hard that must be. Because Josh is currently stationed in WA state, we weren’t able to do an engagement session…and you know I LOVE engagement sessions. They really help couples get to know me and get a feel for what it’s like in front of the camera! Well, Josh and Katie obviously didn’t need that practice session because they were PROS in front of the camera. I would be explaining a pose and then look up and they were already doing what I wanted them to do. AMAZING! Not only was their portrait time amazing.. their whole DAY was amazing! I just LOVE shooting at the The Mill at Fine Creek. It’s probably one of my FAVORITE venues in Virginia!! And that’s saying something because VA has some incredible venues!

Fort Monroe Wedding Photographer, Hampton VA

  • Brendan + Jenna | Engaged

Brendan before I knew Jenna. Brendan was the sweet guy next door that was always looking out for us girls. Like every year at college, the new freshman arrived and new faces began to pop up here and there. Jenna was one of those new faces. I met her and I loved her immediately. Throughout the following year, Jenna’s best friend Rachel started talking to Garrett and so naturally, Jenna started hanging out at the guys house too! I remember seeing her and Brendan sitting together one day in the living room and the thought crossed my mind “Oh now THAT would be cute! They’re both GINGERS!!!”.

Jefferson Hotel Wedding | Richmond, VA Wedding Photographer

  • Darrell + Meredith

You just met these two a few weeks ago! Darrell and Meredith live in Atlanta but celebrated their wedding day in Meredith’s hometown… Richmond! It was such a classic, elegant richmond wedding! The Jefferson Hotel didn’t disappoint and the weather was perfect! I’m starting to love April weddings just as much as I love october weddings!! Darrell and Meredith are an incredible pair. As we rode the bus downtown for portraits, I was chatting with Meredith’s older sister and I told her how much I loved these two. She explained that she had known Darrell was the one for her sister a LONG time ago. She said “You know, when two people are meant to be together, it’s so obvious. He brings out the absolute best in her.” Well, Michael and I were only with Darrell and Meredith for a little over 8 hours and we were able to see that ring true. These two are soul mates, best friends and now husband and wife!!

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