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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 Cape May Vow Renewal

  • Mike + Kaitlin

People always say that they are going to hire us to shoot their vow renewal! A lot of people are joking… because really, how many people actually have the opportunity to have a REAL vow renewal?! Not many. For many, life is too busy and their desire to renew and recommit their marriage vows with the love of their life gets pushed to the sidelines. Work, kids and crazy schedules are legitimate excuses… but they weren’t big enough excuses for Mike and Kaitlin. They wanted this and so they made it happen! It wasn’t that they wanted a fun party, they wanted a WEDDING… a wedding and a celebration that they didn’t have before. Kaitlin is a successful photographer in Cape May and after 3 years of photographing beautiful weddings, it was finally her turn! It was her turn to be photographed getting into her dress, her turn to share a first look with her husband of 5 years and her turn to have romantic portraits taken with her husband.

An Assateague Island Engagement Shoot

  • Taylor + Amanda | Engaged

emailed me hoping that by chance we would be available one of the several evenings that they would be vacationing on Assateague Island. Our summer is just crazy this year and so I winced when I saw that it was in July. I knew that our July was a little insane with our trip to Australia and several double headers. However, after looking at the calendar, we realized this just may be possible! We were heading up north on Friday to a wedding in New Jersey and so we decided to leave one day earlier and “swing” by the eastern shore! It was perfect timing!! Now if you’re familiar with the layout of Virginia and Maryland,

A Downtown Philadelphia Wedding

  • Kevin + Erika

I seriously feel like I have known these two for YEARS. Why? Because this journey started long before their wedding day! It begin when Kevin sent me a very well articulated email about how he was planning to propose to his girlfriend Erika but he needed my help! Yikes!! These types of things make me so excited and SO nervous! Kevin surprised Erika with a coaching session in April of last year. He drove her down and during her headshots, he proposed!! So this wedding was really special for us because we have literally been there for EVERY part of the process!! From the proposal during the coaching session to their early morning engagement session in State College, PA, we’ve shot it all! We even got to meet their little fur baby, Lilee! Saturday we had the honor of meeting the rest of their family, friends and everyone who loves them the most!

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