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Hi there! iโ€™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!ย  Read more...

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,

A Gold and Red Ballroom Wedding | Winchester, Virginia Photographer

  • Adam + Sarah

She emailed me months and months ago with a question about her dress! Sarah’s email said something along the lines of “So, I think I may have a GOLD wedding dress! Will that photograph well?!” Um, YES!!!! I love bold wedding decisions like this! Sarah wanted something that wasn’t super traditional and so she did her own thing and it turned out beautifully!!! I was in love with the look of this this gold wedding gown! The back of it was to die for and the color tied in perfectly to the theme of this evening ballroom wedding. One of my favorite parts of the day was seeing Adam’s reaction to the dress! She knew that there was a slight chance that he may not love this bold move but that wasn’t the case. He flipped out! As soon as he saw her, he was obsessed and in awe.

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