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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...

A Historic Tredegar Museum Engagement Shoot

  • Chris + Carly | Engaged

Couples that email me about a winter engagement shoot without hesitation always impress me! They aren’t worried one bit about the cold or lack of color… they just want to get their portraits done and they trust me! …. And that means a lot! Chris and Carley we in town for Thanksgiving and we just happened to be in the same city at the same time! We were all over the place for Thanksgiving this year and so it’s a small miracle that this worked out! We met in downtown Richmond and everything was perfect….

Jazz Nativity | This Weekend!

  • Jazziest Time of the Year!

Today started early for me. It’s a Jazzy time of the year for us!! Our church puts on an incredible Jazz concert around Christmas time each year called Jazz Nativity. Last year we missed it because of a destination wedding and I hated not being a part of it! It’s such an awesome way to begin the Christmas season!! I’m singing this year and I’m always a little nervous. What makes me even MORE nervous is the fact that it’s almost SOLD OUT! All FIVE shows! What?! Wednesday morning (today!) at 7am we’ll be performing on the radio live on 100.9!

A Western Caribbean Cruise | Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel

  • Party Barge 2014

that not everyone is going to find our vacation post entertaining… but I will say this… you can learn a lot about a person by their vacation photos!!! If you didn’t know Michael and I at ALL and you just randomly saw this post, you would probably think that we’re living the dream… and you wouldn’t be that far off. This was a dream vacation with such sweet friends. However, what you don’t see in this post are the last night breakdowns during wedding season because I’m feeling overwhelmed… or the lack of sleep that comes from shooting

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