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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: July 2011

Andrew + Stephanie

  • Christopher Newport Wedding Photographer

when I meet a bride and just know…. “oh this is going to be GOOD!” Stephanie is one of those brides.  She’s the perfect example of what I love most about my job. I get to meet amazing couples, they allow me to be creative and they’re SO excited about their images! This is Steph and Andrew.  When I met them for their engagement session, I loved them.  I called Michael on the way home and said  “Awwwwww… Michael I love them! I love these two!!”.  He always wonders why I just can’t wait 20minutes and tell him this in person…. well, I was excited!! I was excited because I knew that this couple’s wedding was going to be amazing.

Our House | Before and Afters

  • The Youth Room

and I were “house shopping”…. I selfishly had one big requirement. I wanted an office that looked like a little cottage. When we found this little cape cod, tucked away in the west end of Richmond, we fell in love with it because 1. It had a cottage-like upstairs and 2. It had a room for Michael as well! When you walk upstairs in our home, you turn left and you’re in my Office (that I LOVE!) and then you turn right and you enter what we like to call the “Youth Room”! A better name for it would be the “Game Room”… or the “Xbox Kinect Room”…. or the “Man cave”.


Meet Maggie

  • Richmond Portrait Photographer

thinking “Oh my gosh! What has Katelyn done now?!”.  Well, before you jump to conclusions, this was ALL Maggie’s idea!!! Maggie is a senior in our youth group and she’s super artsy and so talented. So for youth sunday, she needed a senior picture to use for the slideshow and I told her to come by the house.  500 pictures later….. she had her one picture she needed! I warned her, I can’t just take 1 picture! That’s literally impossible for me. We spent a few minutes taking pictures around the house and then we went for it. Maggie wanted to show her artsy side and be totally abstract with her pictures.



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