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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 Charlottesville Engagement Shoot | UVA

  • Michael + Kendall | Engaged

give the weatherman the benefit of the doubt. If he says it’s a 15% chance of rain, we don’t cancel sessions… that’s just not smart. There was a small chance of scattered showers on Friday evening and so we decided to go ahead with our engagement shoot with Michael and Kendall in Charlottesville! We arrived at our first location and as soon as they pulled up, the sprinkles started. I hate having to make the judgement calls in situations like this but it’s my job… so I made the executive decision to travel 20 minutes down the road to UVA’s campus

A Waterside Engagement Shoot | Newport News, VA

  • Steve + Sam | Engaged

I was sentimental… until I met Sam! Sam is the sweetest! And she’s so creative! I loved her ideas for her engagement shoot and it turned out perfectly. Our first stop was at the restaurant where Steve and Sam first met. We didn’t shoot them sitting in the “exact” seats… but it was close!! Next, we shot some portraits under the tree where they shared their first kiss! Then we ended their shoot with a splash of color! Literally!! It was a blast. We left wishing that these two were getting married next month because we just loved them!

A Running Hare Vineyard Wedding

  • Ryan + Laura

As soon as we met Ryan during their engagement session, I knew that this was going to be an entertaining wedding day! Ryan is hilarious!! He had people laughing throughout the whole event and even though Laura sometimes has to reign him in a little bit, I think that’s one of the things she loves most about him. Ryan is the type of guy that could make ANYTHING fun! These two are a perfect match because Laura is so laid back!! Their personalities compliment each others so perfectly!! The more time I spent around this sweet couple, the more I loved them! There’s just something about how Ryan looks at her that makes your heart melt. They are such an amazing couple and you’ll definitely be able to see how just much they adore each other through their images!! As a photographer, that’s a dream couple!! I love photographing couples whose love is so outwardly evident!!

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