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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...

I Finally Have a New Camera Bag!!!

  • ONA Bag Review | The Capri

needed a new camera bag for engagement sessions for a LONG time. My old one worked but the edges were peeling up and the way it carried on my shoulder wasn’t ideal. I would sit it down and it would flop over, making it really easy for lenses to roll out. I was just really ready for something NEW. However, I have spent HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS on camera bags in the last 6 years and I wasn’t about to pour more money into something that was only going to last a little over a year. If I was going to spend upwards of $300 on a bag, it needed to be THE ONE!

Pippin Hill Farm Wedding | Charlottesville, Virginia Wedding Photographer

  • Dan + Katelyn

I walked into Pippin Hill’s gorgeous bridal suite and was greeted with a high pitched “Aw, Hi!!!!!!!!” from Katelyn! Katelyn is one of those brides that just makes you feel like a million bucks first thing on a wedding day! I just love her! And after a few minutes hanging out with her sweet family and friends, I fell in love with them too! As the wedding day went on, I learned so much about Dan and Katelyn. I knew that they were high school sweethearts but I never would have guessed that Dan had long hair at one point! Or that they had a long distance relationship for quite some time.Toast after toast, story after story, I started to see just how amazing their relationship is. People flew in from all over the world to celebrate with Dan and Katelyn and it was beautiful from beginning to end!

A Rustic Mountain Engagement Shoot

  • Matt + Meredith | Engaged

and I love our job. We love that we get to create ART… we love that we get to serve our amazing couples… and we also love that we meet so many amazing new friends in the industry. Last July we drove to Fredericksburg, Virginia and photographed Matt and Kat’s beautiful summer wedding! We worked alongside some incredible vendors… one of them being Matt from Matt Rouse Films! He was sweet, so easy to work with and his films are awesome! We love meeting new vendors…. but we love it even more when those vendors get engaged and contact us!! How lucky are we?!

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