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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!Β  Read more...

A Big Day in Sparta!

  • Celebrating 25 Years

God has multiple careers and jobs for people to do. I think at one time I heard that the average person changes careers or jobs 3-4 times during a lifetime. I’ve always wondered…. “How long will my career last??”. What happens when Michael and I aren’t young and 100% relatable to our young brides and grooms? What happens then?! Well, thankfully we’re trusting that God has a plan for that season of our life and we’re not stressing about it. I hope we can do photography for a lifetime but I know that not many people are blessed by a lifelong career.

A Downtown Alexandria Speaking Engagement

  • CAP Photography Meetup

week has kind of been a blur to us! We had an out of state wedding, hosted sweet friends of ours from Arizona, spoke in DC, gave our friends a tour of the most beautiful parts of the valley, then a Showiteer event, Coaching, trip to visit my nanny, engagement shoot and now we’re hanging out with my sister and her husband before tonight’s eshoot and wedding tomorrow. Whew. This is what October always looks like for us. Just plain CRAZY. After sleeping in this morning and not worrying about getting my post up at the crack of dawn, I feel refreshed.

A Countryside Anniversary Shoot

  • Justin + Anna | Married

all are going to think that I’m transitioning into just an “Anniversary” photographer with all of these shoots this week! The truth is, I don’t normally shoot many of these at all…. so when I do, it’s a real treat!! It was an extra special treat this time around because I was photographing some dear friends of mine!! I’ve known Anna FOREVER…. like since I was born! And Justin came into our lives many years back. He fits in so seamlessly with our friends and family that it’s hard to remember that I haven’t known him for a lifetime!

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