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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...

Annapolis Engagement Shoot | Maryland Wedding Photographer

  • Huey + Natalie | Engaged

a lot of blogs…. it’s true. Not as many as I used to… but the list is still long! Bayside Bride is one of those blogs. I just loved how classy it was and I also loved that it was started by to friends that loved weddings and were based on the east coast! One of those gals is Natalie Franke… and not only does she have a part in running this amazing blog, she’s also an incredible photographer in the Annapolis area! When I saw she was engaged I remember randomly telling Michael “Awww… I want to shoot her wedding! She seems so sweet!”. I said that not having a clue if Natalie even knew who I WAS!

Naval Academy Engagement Shoot | Annapolis, MD

  • Andrew + Katie | Engaged

realizing more and more that we are slowly becoming photographers for “Photographers”. I’ll probably do a post about this in the future one day but what I mean by that is we’re realizing that almost ALL of our brides are either professional photographers or own a decent SLR camera and really care about the quality of their images!! It’s a great target audience to have because these brides are ALL ABOUT their pictures!! Photography isn’t just another vendor to check off the list… they realize that these images will eventually tell the story of this exciting season of their life!

Barnsley Garden Wedding | Atlanta Wedding Photographer

  • Josh + Amanda

Have you ever heard the saying “Less is more”? Of course you have! Well that’s the reoccurring thought that I had during Amanda and Josh’s wedding day on Sunday. They decided to have a more intimate wedding day with only 40 guests. Their closest friends and family came to Barnsley Gardens Resort and spent the weekend with them. This place is just amazing. It’s so quaint and charming but most importantly, it’s relaxing! I introduced myself to Amanda’s dad at the beginning of the day and he told me that he had just played some tennis. Isn’t that awesome?! I’m sure my dad would have LOVED to have been so carefree on my wedding day that he could have played TENNIS!! what a dream!! I remember Amanda telling me through emails that they wanted their guest to have a great time and they also wanted to have a more laid back wedding day. They had JUST that.

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