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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 Wintergreen Engagement

  • Matt + Danielle | Engaged

at Panera several months ago. We talked about all things wedding and they shared their amazing proposal story. They were on top of one of the most gorgeous overlooks at Wintergreen when Matt got down on one knee and asked Danielle to be his….. forever. Perfect right? Well if you have a perfect proposal, you need some perfect engagement pictures to go with it! So naturally, we traveled up the mountain to shoot their portraits where it all began! It was gorgeous… 75 degrees and not a cloud in the sky! Matt and Danielle were hanging out outside of Matt’s parent’s mountain home when I arrived.

A Stonewall Golf Club Wedding

  • Beau + Jourdan

The next two weeks are PRIME time for fall colors. The trees are BRIGHT and the light is soft. It’s amazing. As Jill and I prepared for the wedding day to begin, we talked about portrait locations and the opportunities were endless. Bright trees, water, glowy light… it was just an overall beautiful day! Beau and Jourdan were married on Friday at the Stonewall Golf Club in Gainesville, VA. The patio where the ceremony took place overlooks the course and a lake….it’s a perfect setting for a small, intimate wedding. As guests arrived and the music started playing, the bride and her girls prepped inside the clubhouse. Now this bridal party wasn’t just any bridal party,


Downtown Roanoke Engagement Shoot

  • Tyler + Amy | Engaged

how I had never been to Roanoke before. You you’ve lived in the same state your whole life, you would think that I would have at least driven through Roanoke at some point but I hadn’t! I heard people mention Roanoke and I thought to myself, “Oh, it must be a little town in the mountains”.  I had no idea what to expect! As I drove into the city at 7:45am last Thursday, I was shocked to find that Roanoke is a CITY!! Complete with tall buildings, one way streets and A LOT of hills! Since this was a sunrise shoot (my first one actually!), I was proud of myself for finding my way there!  We all know that mornings are not my favorite part of the day


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