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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...

Seth + Madison | Engaged

  • A Classic Desert Engagement Shoot

You know how great it feels to be around someone who just makes you feel like you can be 100% yourself? It’s the best feeling! That’s how we feel around Seth and Madison! These two are incredibly laid back and joyful. Their entire engagement session was filled with laughter, and Michael and I loved every second of it! I know Madison because she recently attended one of our workshops! She spent 2 days making everyone laugh in our living room, and when I received her email that she was engaged I knew that I wanted to shoot her wedding! Her laugh and her happiness are contagious. You can’t help but love being around her!! 

A Preview of James’ Story + Our New Season

  • A Story of Loss and Hope

In just a little over a week, it’s hard to believe, but it will have been 6 months since James’ birthday. Life while pregnant with James was extremely slow. Everyday seemed like a week and every week seemed like a month. After he was born, life seemed to pick up speed. Work began again and we filled our days off with fun trips and adventures. The grief, sadness and reality of what we lived through really set in for me in July and August. However, in the midst of pain, there was so much joy. If there is anything I have learned over these last few months, it is that joy and pain can exist simultaneously and I’m thankful for that!

Will + Allie | Engaged

  • University of Richmond Engagement Pictures

They met in law school eight years ago but that isn’t really where their story began. They knew of each other in school but in Allie’s words, she was the nerd and Will was Mr. Social. It wasn’t until last year that they connected and it was pretty obvious that they were an amazing match. They spent a lot of time getting to know each other even in the midst of being long distance with crazy work schedules. As they were beginning to get to know one another Allie jokingly asked Will to send her his dating resume…. and he did!

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