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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...

Monthly Archives: August 2010

Robbie + Jess

  • Williamsburg Colonial Heritage Wedding Photographer


…the front door and heard the excitement.  There were girls running around everywhere! Their navy blue dresses blurred past as they made last minute touches before Jess slipped on her dress.  As Jess put on her dress, I whispered to a bridesmaid “this is my favorite part!”.  There are moments during a wedding day where all of the chaos and stress subside and everyone is caught up in that one moment.  When the bride puts on her dress, it is one of those moments.  Everyone stops and stares. This moment always happens the same way at every wedding I shoot, it never fails. Everyone in the room stops what they are doing to admire the bride and they are amazed by her beauty.

Wedding Wednesday

  • I found them! | 101010 Earrings

a long time coming. I’m not a shoe girl, or a purse girl, I’m a JEWELRY girl! I love it! I buy unnecessary amounts of it and the majority of my jewelry box is TEAL. Imagine that.  So after Michael proposed and we started planning, I  immediately wanted to find my earrings for the wedding! I mean, I bought my dress 4 days after I was engaged… why wait for the jewelry right!? (I was a little excited!)  I searched everywhere. I had a picture of what I wanted in my head… but I just couldn’t find it. I checked every where… even online. So I decided to be patient and just wait for the right ones to comes along.  Sure enough, less than…

Emily | Maternity Session

  • Virginia Portrait Photographer

I have never done a maternity session before! Isn’t that crazy?! 2 years, never done a baby belly session.  It’s true, weddings are my first love. I get so so excited about wedding days. The dress, the shoes, the first look, the love, the portraits…. I love it all! However, I also LOVE getting to know my brides and forming relationships with them.  I met Tim and Emily over a year ago for their engagement session and I fell in love with them.  They were married last August at the Historic Kinloch and after spending the day with them and their families, I felt like part of the family! They were so welcoming and excited for their pictures!

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