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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 Countryside Senior Shoot

  • Meet Hannah

have to explain why I’m posting some senior shoots. For those of you that have followed us for a while, you know why I randomly shoot these sessions. However, if you’re new to the blog, I should explain some of our back story! Michael was a high school youth pastor for almost 3 years. We absolutely loved that season of life and during those years as youth leaders, we met so many incredible kids! It’s hard to believe but this year’s seniors were the BABIES when we first arrived at Gayton Baptist! It’s so crazy to photograph them and see young women and not little 8th graders!!

A Classic Richmond Engagement Shoot

  • David + Alyson | Engaged

emailed me with exclamation marks and an undeniable excitement that I could feel through the words she typed! Alyson contacted me right after David popped the question and her joy was contagious! Not only had she just gotten engaged, she had the most PERFECT proposal in Colorado while visiting David’s family. They had an incredible week biking, hiking, alpine sliding, etc and just when Alyson thought that it couldn’t get any better, David asked her to watch the sunrise with him. Despite the early wake up call, she met him for the sunrise and then they traveled to a nearby park only to find a few men setting up a hot air balloon!!

A Mini-Guide Update!

  • The Collection

is a coaching day at our house!! We’re busy making sure the house doesn’t look like too much of a disaster and hiding our piles of laundry that still need to be folded. Coming back from two back-to-back trips has left our bedroom looking like a small bomb went off! Anyway, that’s not the point of this post… the point of this post is to give an update on The Collection!! It’s hard to believe this but it has actually been TWO MONTHS since we launched this crazy idea! For those of you that haven’t heard of The Collection yet, it’s an

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