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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...

Traveling with a Baby!

Part of me wonders if this post should be the start of it’s own series. Does it REALLY belong in the “Ask Anything” series that I’ve been adding to for the last 8 years? It’s not really about PHOTOGRAPHY…. it’s about how we’re managing a baby and still doing what we used to do…. TRAVEL! Well, we’ve had so many requests from photographers asking about how we’re doing it with Evy, because they have destination weddings coming up and they aren’t sure if they should take their baby! So here’s what we’ve learned!

Etienne + Anais | Engaged

  • A Scottish Highlands Engagement Session

I didn’t really think her email was real when it made its’ way into my inbox! She is a bride who has followed my work for years, and she lives in FRANCE!!!! The internet is just an amazing thing. After several emails, we were booked to photograph Anais and Etienne’s European wedding in 2018!!! This will be our second french wedding in two years! We don’t know how that happened, but we’re so thankful for the opportunity to travel and work at the same time! 

Featured : BRIDES

  • A Lake Como, Italy Wedding Featured on BRIDES.COM

This is such an honor!!! I’m still PINCHING myself that I even had the honor of traveling to Lake Como and photographing this lovely couple’s wedding. And so it makes me really happy to see it highlighted recently on BRIDES.COM!!! Woohoo!! Greg and Kate’s wedding day was nothing short of a fairytale. Literally. Michael was probably annoyed at how many times I said “CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS IS REAL LIFE?!” throughout the day, but I was seriously in a photographer’s heaven!

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