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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...

Sourcing Wedding Details

  • Wedding Wednesday | My Sister's Wedding

I was planning my wedding, I had no idea where to begin. I would see beautiful weddings in magazines and on blogs and I was just at a loss. Where do you FIND this stuff?! My wedding was a “Vintage Peacock Theme”! So a lot of my wedding decor came from thrift stores. However, my sister’s wedding wasn’t going to be vintage at all. It was a bit rustic but Emy didn’t want burlap and lace. She wanted a more classic farm wedding that wasn’t super DIY and I totally understood what she was envisioning.

A Science Museum of Virginia Wedding

  • Jeff + Julia

This wedding was such an amazing milestone for the Rice family. The 5th and final sibling was marrying the love of her life!! I have known the Rice family for years. Ever since I shared a house in college with Emily, I have loved getting to know the Rice family! Besides my parents, I don’t think I’ve ever seen daughters so in love with their dad and a family dynamic that is so close. I think that’s why I just adore them. Their love for one another reminds me so much of our own family… except their numbers are bigger! The Rice siblings consist of 4 sisters and 1 brother and now they are all married with 9 grandkids and two more on the way!!! Crazy right?! What a blessed family! I remember hearing about Emily’s older sister getting married while we were in college and how big of a deal that was! Emily and I would talk about our weddings and how amazing it would be to have husbands and enter that new season of life.

A Downtown Leesburg Engagement

  • Tony + Bryana | Engaged

forecast was rain-free… but it was going to be HOT. Really hot. Normally when there is a heat advisory, I will reschedule an engagement session but they had already taken off work and we had already planned out our schedule to travel up north for the day. Bokeh was at the sitter’s (Aka Grandma’s house) and so we decided to go for it. Tony and Bryana were amazing. They were such great sports and totally owned their shoot!!! They modeled like it was a beautiful 72 degrees with 0% humidity… even though that couldn’t have been further from our reality!

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