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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...

Ten Years Later

  • Happy 10th Anniversary to KJP!

Can you believe it? Ten years…. it has been a DECADE since I bought a little Canon Rebel xti and started taking pictures of my college friends around campus. It’s been ten years since I had a dream of actually charging someone for portraits and learning how to shoot completely manually. It’s been a decade of learning, growing, and working REALLY…. REALLY… REALLY hard. Sometimes when people find me online for the first time, I’ll receive questions like….

Evy | 16 Months Old

  • Pictures & Memories from 12-16 Months

It feels like forever since I’ve blogged a family blog post like this! I am beyond proud of myself that I did monthly blog posts of Evy’s first year! I never planned on continuing that pattern past the one year mark simply because it was SO MUCH WORK but I did plan on sharing family photos every 3 months or so. Well, I got a little behind and it’s understandable given our life this year. 2018 was nothing like we thought it would be. We thought from January until now, we would be enjoying our final months as a family of three. Instead, we were trying to survive our very sad season with baby James. I still took photos with my “real camera” but I didn’t have the energy to edit them.

To My Baby on His Due Date

Dear Baby James,

Today is the day that we marked on our calendars in October as soon as we found out that you were growing inside of me. It was supposed to be your birthday. There isn’t something magical about July 3rd.  We all know that due dates really mean nothing and if your story had been a normal one, you still probably wouldn’t have been born on this day. You probably would have been stubborn like your sister and made me go a week past due just waiting to meet you. Instead, we met you two months early under circumstances that I never could have imagined. 

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