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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...

Yearly Archives: 2013

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Tim + Mary Margaret

  • A Southport NC Winter Wedding

Sometimes you just need a little break from something to really understand just how amazing it is. It’s not that I didn’t love my job during the middle of wedding season, I did!! It’s the best job in the world! But having a few weekends off to enjoy life, my family and the holidays was a such a gift! We celebrated Christmas and then we were off to Southport, NC to photograph Tim and Mary Margaret’s beautiful winter wedding!! They were married in the quaint little town of Southport, NC. This gorgeous place looks like it could be straight out of a movie!! Oh wait… it is! :) If you have seen the movie Safe Haven, it was filmed right there in the heart of Southport! So cool! I have to admit that as we were driving around and scouting locations, I couldn’t help but think “Josh Duhamel” stood RIGHT HERE!! Between the large trees and the beautiful southern homes with their large porches and columns, it was the perfect backdrop for wedding portraits!

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It's Katelyn's Birthday!

  • And We're Off to Hawaii

We have had so many emails asking why Michael does not blog more! Well today is the day! I’m filling in for a quick guest blog post. This is Michael, Katelyn’s husband, and I am blogging today because it is a very special day. Today is Katelyn’s 26th Birthday!!! Katelyn, it has been so exciting to watch you grow into the woman you are today. I can remember the “Katelyn’s Krafts” days when we all thought you were going to paint plates the rest of your life! (Thank goodness that wasn’t the case.) I can also remember this time last year when we were about to take the first steps of becoming a husband and wife team.

Dan + Kathleen | Engaged

  • A Manassas Battlefield Engagement Shoot

are some places in Virginia that I have yet to shoot in. There are a handful of vineyards, a few larger DC venues and several plantations on my “future shooting” list. The Manassas Battlefield was one of those locations!! I LOVE shooting at new locations. There’s something exciting and fresh about changing it up and creating new portraits from scratch! I absolutely loved meeting Dan and Kathleen on this beautiful property last week. Kathleen and I have emailed for what seems like forever and I was so excited to finally give her a hug and chat in person! She’s a sweetheart!

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