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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...

An Engagement Session on a Glacier

  • Tyler + Katie | Engaged Part 1

many of you know by now… we’re currently in Alaska!! Anchorage to be exact! We flew up here to visit friends and to shoot an engagement session for a couple that we love to pieces! Sadly, our trip is coming to an end soon but this is just the BEGINNING of the excitement for you guys!! I think I have about a WEEK’S worth of images to share and you’re going to love them all!! I’m just beside myself with excitement! I rarely proclaim that I have any “favorite” wedding or engagement shoot because I don’t want to show favoritism and be unfair… but I’m going to go ahead and admit that this has been my favorite engagement session to DATE!

From Alaska!

  • A Message to our Mothers

we travel, I tend to take instagrams right before we take off not just to document the beginning of our trip, but because I know my momma will like it. We’ve been exploring Alaska the last few days and I don’t know how many times I’ve said, “lets take a group picture together… our moms will love it!!” You see, a long time ago, we were all little kids living in good ol’ Sparta VA! We all grew up together… with the exception of Tyler but hey! Come October, he’ll be a part of the fam!! This group (we’re missing one, she was hard at work during this picture!) of friends have known each other

Featuring Clare Meneely and Molly Stillman

  • Making it Happen | Part 2

no secret that my blog is the heartbeat of my business. It has been active for close to six years now and I can honestly say that we have seen the fruit of our labor. After years of weekday blogging, we have friends who tune in everyday to read what we’re sharing! It’s awesome and it’s powerful! Having an audience that loves hearing directly from YOU is a must-have for any successful small business. Today I’m highlighting two incredible women who have taken their passion and have done something about them!! Blogging isn’t easy and yet these two women blog like

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