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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...

The Breaking Point in Posing

  • Ask Anything

We all experience it at some point. Awkward moments during a shoot are normal. I actually tell my couples during their engagement session that if they DON’T feel awkward during the first 20 minutes, I will be shocked! :) It allows them to feel a little uncertain while also knowing that they aren’t weird! However, this “awkward-ness” should end QUICKLY!

Hunter + Britne | Engaged

  • Shockhoe Bottom Richmond Engagement Pictures

Well where do I start with this one?! This shoot is so special to me. When my sister Emily was in college, I made SEVERAL trips to visit her. She’s a Hokie and so it was quite a commitment to travel to Tech from my college in the Newport News area. (For those that have NO idea about Virginia’s layout, this is about a 5 hour drive!!). So why did I love going to visit so much? Because I love my sister and I LOVE her friends.

Curtis + Lauren | Engaged

  • A Maymont Engagement Session

When the first part of the first email talks about how a bride just got engaged to her high school sweetheart… it catches my attention. These two have dated LONGER than Michael and I did! We dated for 8 YEARS and Curtis and Lauren have us beat!! They met while working at Ukrops during their teenage years…. and now all of us Virginians are craving White House rolls and rainbow cookies… am I right?! Evidently White House Rolls are loved by their ENTIRE family because Charley (their cute pup) didn’t have a bag of Beggin Strips… he had a bag of chopped up White House Rolls instead!

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