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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...

A Monogram Themed Williamsburg Wedding

  • Jared + Courtney

She emailed me a few weeks before the big day and her email had a few less exclamation marks than the one before. Courtney reminded me of a few last minute details for her wedding day and then proceeded to share that the LPGA Tournament was going to be happening at Kingsmill the same day as her wedding. What are the chances?! But because she’s Courtney, her tone was still upbeat and what she shared next completely melted my heart. She explained that even though the tournament wasn’t ideal, she had no doubt in her mind that we would take care of it and that her wedding day images would show no trace of the thousands of golf fans roaming the property that day. She trusted us completely and that’s PRICELESS for a wedding photographer to hear. I kept telling her, “Courtney, girl you are a dream bride!!” and it was so true. Between her love for southern details and her gorgeous smile, I was heaven!

Running a Business While on Vacation

  • Ask Anything

of you know, we took a week long trip to Bermuda two weeks ago. We drove through the night after Ryan and Alina’s Charlottesville wedding to head to NYC where our ship was departing the next day. Call us crazy…. but we did it! And we even got 4 hours of sleep AND the whole wedding culled! It’s hard work to walk away from the normal duties of “life” for a week… and even harder to leave a business behind! So is it possible to run a business with little to no internet 500 miles out into the great abyss of the Atlantic ocean… while living on a BOAT?! Yes, yes it is! And I’m about to tell you how!

By Southern Weddings

  • A Newlywed Interview

we were in Bermuda, the amazing ladies at Southern Weddings did such a sweet post and interview on us and our home!! We absolutely love Southern Weddings… not just because of the gorgeous inspiration they provide but because of what they stand for. They care about marriages and not just the wedding day and that’s evident in what they post on their blog. I just wanted to share a few house updates that we haven’t shown yet (little updates but they’re still fun!) and highlight some of my favorite interview questions from their post!

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