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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...

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Embarrassing & Inspiring Goals from Memory Lane

  • & Why I'm Glad I Wrote Them Down

Oh this post is going to be entertaining. I found this blog post a while back and I laughed and cringed while I read through some of the things I shared with the world. When I first started blogging, I shared ANYTHING that I could think of because I wasn’t shooting all of the time! My time was shared between the business and finishing college! I shared my goals every month and some months I dreaded the “Goals” post because I knew that I hadn’t accomplished what I wanted to.

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Featured : Michael + Kendall

  • The Knot Magazine | VA MD DC

As soon as I stepped foot into Dover Hall for Michael and Kendall’s wedding, I knew that it was going to be a great day!! I didn’t walk into their day thinking “Oh this is going to be in a magazine” because you really never know what will make it into a magazine! However, I did take a few shots of the bridesmaids portraits and thought “Oh my gosh!!! These are some of my favorite images EVER!!!”. I secretly hoped for a print feature but I didn’t hold my breath! Well it has been over a year since this gorgeous day and I’m so excited to announce that my wish did come true!!!!

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Matthew + Cameron | Engaged

  • Pony Pasture Engagement Pictures | Richmond, Virginia

Cameron mentioned having her engagement session at Pony Pasture Park and I suddenly realized that I had NEVER been there! Am I even a true Richmonder?! I am always excited to photograph a new couple in a new location but this session was extra exciting because Cameron is a photographer herself! I knew that if she picked a location that there would be so many perfect spots to shoot and I was right! We met these two at Pony Pasture on the south-side of Richmond last week and loved our time together!

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