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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...

Australia 2014 | Behind The Scenes

  • The Workshop Experience

life has been so crazy since we have returned home from Australia!! We were home for 11 days and when we left for Alaska! We had an awesome august but the traveling isn’t over! We shot a wedding in Seattle this past weekend and we have two other weddings this month that require flights… plus 4 days at the incredible P31 conference in Atlanta!! Whew! I’m starting to think I live on an airplane!! We are so thankful for these opportunities. When Michael joined me full time, this is what we hoped for. We’re young, we don’t have kids and we love to travel…

A Countryside Senior Shoot

  • Meet Hannah

have to explain why I’m posting some senior shoots. For those of you that have followed us for a while, you know why I randomly shoot these sessions. However, if you’re new to the blog, I should explain some of our back story! Michael was a high school youth pastor for almost 3 years. We absolutely loved that season of life and during those years as youth leaders, we met so many incredible kids! It’s hard to believe but this year’s seniors were the BABIES when we first arrived at Gayton Baptist! It’s so crazy to photograph them and see young women and not little 8th graders!!

A Classic Richmond Engagement Shoot

  • David + Alyson | Engaged

emailed me with exclamation marks and an undeniable excitement that I could feel through the words she typed! Alyson contacted me right after David popped the question and her joy was contagious! Not only had she just gotten engaged, she had the most PERFECT proposal in Colorado while visiting David’s family. They had an incredible week biking, hiking, alpine sliding, etc and just when Alyson thought that it couldn’t get any better, David asked her to watch the sunrise with him. Despite the early wake up call, she met him for the sunrise and then they traveled to a nearby park only to find a few men setting up a hot air balloon!!

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