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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...

Spring 2012 | A Masquerade Themed Wedding

  • The Workshop Experience


people come into your life and are such a HUGE blessing… and you didn’t even know you were in need of a blessing!! This late winter and early spring has been an interesting one for Michael and I …. and in the midst of crazy schedules I decided to host a workshop! …. with a styled shoot! Umm… that’s a lot of work. At lunch one day with my friend Janie, she mentioned that I shouldn’t try to do this all on my own… I should get some help from a stylist friend of hers. She connected me with the fabulous Dana Fitzgerald and I felt immediate relief! I’m a control freak… I’m VERY particular about decor and what I like… and so handing over the reigns for the styling of the

An Engagement Shoot in Historic Rosewell Ruins

  • Jameson + Lauren | Engaged

is what I like to call a “Heavy Load” for the blog.  Everyday there is going to be a full shoot posted of some kind… mostly engagements…. and it’s A LOT for the blog to handle! So the right side of my brain is saying “No, post more! The light was pretty and the poses were fun!” but the left side of my brain is saying “Technically, there would be too many kilobytes to process if I posted everything I wanted to”.  Unfortunately, after a discussion with my hosting company, I have to listen to my left brain this week.  The last thing I have time for is an overloaded server! So enough nerd talk! Let me introduce you to this fabulous couple!

Newport News Engagement | Christopher Newport University

  • Matt + Sara | Engaged

them around campus… whether it was Einsteins (where half the student population LIVES  and dines on milkshakes and bagel sandwiches) or around the Student Union for Intervarsity…. and they just looked HAPPY. There is no other way to describe them… just HAPPY. So when Sara and I started talking about their wedding and their engagement session, that’s what came to my mind. I just kept thinking about how HAPPY these two seemed and I knew that I had to capture that in their images in order for their portraits to display who THEY ARE. Matt and Sara are an incredible couple that I was able to get to know a little bit throughout my college years.

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