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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 Kent Manor Inn Wedding | Maryland Wedding Photographer

  • Matt + Libby

I arrived while hair and makeup was finishing up with the bridesmaids. Everyone looked so beautiful and the room was so relaxed and stress free. The door leading out to the porch was cracked and the windows were open to let the crisp October air in. It was the perfect day for a wedding. When couples plan for an October wedding, this is what they hope for! Sunny and 70 degrees!! Matt and Libby have been together for a long time and so this day has been anticipated for a while now! I just loved seeing everyone’s excitement for these newlyweds!! Matt and Libby are such a dream couple. We needed to get all of their portraits accomplished before the ceremony since the sun set at 6:30 and they were such pros at moving fast! Not only did we shoot some beautiful portraits of the two of them, we took some IN a bean field!! These two were up for anything and we just love that about them! 

A New England Destination Wedding | Glen House, Newry, Maine

  • Tyler + Katie

As soon as they got engaged, Katie stopped by the house and I had a chance to see the ring and I asked her what month they were interested in getting married. I had my fingers crossed because I knew that they didn’t want to wait very long but our fall was already booked! Katie said “I think we want to get married in October!” and my heart sank. October is our BUSIEST month and I knew that we didn’t have a Saturday available. Then Katie mentioned “And we’re thinking of getting married in MAINE…. on a WEDNESDAY!!!!”. What?! This was the BEST news ever!!!!!! We were available!! We quickly started planning to be a part of this special weekday wedding and the closer we got to the date, the more excited we became! Katie and Tyler found a GORGEOUS rustic estate in the mountains of Newry, Maine called, The Glen House!

A Country Engagement Shoot | Riverside on the Potomac

  • Brad + Katie | Engaged

couples pick venues that are convenient and within budget but aren’t completely “their style”. That’s just how it happens sometimes. However, every now and then we have a couple that is a PERFECT match for their venue! Brad and Katie are one of those couples. They met us BRIGHT and early for a sunrise shoot at their wedding venue a few days ago. Riverside on the Potomac is a gorgeous venue outside of Leesburg, Virginia and we love it! The barn, the view, the historic house and cabins… it’s amazing! After getting to know these two and learning about what they love and who they are,

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