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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...

Downtown Staunton Engagement Session

  • Buddy + Jill | Engaged | Part II

full of so many of my close friends right now! Ali and Manny made their debut last week and Jill and Buddy are back on the blog this week! It’s wonderful! I love this time in our lives. Michael and I have SO many friends that are getting married and it’s exciting! We were sad when college ended and we moved on into this new phase of life but now that we’re here… I kinda like it! …. Actually, I LOVE it. Being married has made my life so much easier and I love feeling like I’m where I belong. As we watch our friends enter into marriage, we’re so happy for them because we know how awesome this life change is!! It’s wonderful!

Happy Valentines Day!

  • Love Languages

say that they don’t like Valentines day because they want their special someone to love them 365 days of the year… not just on February 14th! I totally understand this…. but also disagree with it at the same time. Maybe I disagree with it because I am loved 365 days of the year and Valentine’s day is just an extra special version of any normal day! My love language has always been “gifts”. If you have never heard of the ” 5 Love Languages” before, you should read about them HERE!  I used to think that this was such a silly method of characterizing people and the way they like to be loved…. but it’s actually very accurate. I feel most loved when I receive gifts.

Vote for your 3 Favorites!

  • The "Love Shots" Contest

Last year I started something I like to call the “Love Shots” contest. Basically, I love my couples and I love spoiling them with fun things like CANVASES!! As you all know, Valentines Day falls on a Monday this year….this coming Monday….like two days from now! Ah! This contest will end at midnight on Valentine’s day. By using the poll at the bottom of the post, blog readers can vote for their top 3 FAVORITE LOVE SHOTS! All weddings that I have shot since LAST Valentine’s Day are included in the contest!  The top 3 couples with the most votes will each win a FREE CANVAS of their favorite wedding portrait! Wooohoo!!!!

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