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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...

Happy Anniversary Michael

  • 2 Years

Can you believe this? Today, two years ago… at this very moment, I was getting my hair done and trying not to freak out because the wind was blowing all of our centerpieces over!! You were hanging out at your house with your best friends and we were preparing for our wedding day. 10.10.10 had been talked up for over a YEAR with all of family and friends. It was a big day… a MONUMENTAL day!!  We waited almost a decade for this!!  As the day went on, I met you for our first look and we got teary eyed just enough to make my fake eyelashes fall off.  We took our portraits with Jasmine and JD and that hour seemed

A Peach & Gold Williamsburg Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer

  • Brian + Whitney

i looked at my “production” chart where all of my 2012 weddings are listed and I couldn’t believe that 3/4th’s of them have been shot!! It seems like just yesterday I was driving back from Brian and Whitney’s engagement shoot in Williamsburg!! The days and weeks fly by when you’re busy! As I prepped for their big day, I was excited because I’ve already seen Whitney in her gorgeous gown since she did a bridal session and I know how photogenic she is!! It was going to be a GOOD day. I just knew it!  Michael was able to accompany me for this wedding and it always makes it better to have a side kick…. especially when your side kick is your husband. :) It was a beautiful day from beginning to end.


Rome Georgia Wedding Photographer | Winshape Conference Center

  • Josh + Amanda | Engaged

when things just work out perfectly! Amanda and I have been emailing for MONTHS about her engagement and her wedding! We booked and I was thrilled because I love shooting destination weddings. I’ll be traveling to Georgia next spring for their beautiful wedding and I’m so excited to be there! However, it’s always tricky trying to get engagements done when you book a long distance wedding. We had emailed back and forth about the possibilities and then it clicked! I’ll be outside Atlanta at the Pursuit 31 conference! It was about an hour drive for Josh and Amanda and so we made it happen! They met me at Mt. Berry College….

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