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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...

28 Reasons I Love you on your 28th!

  • Happy Birthday to Michael!!!

I can’t believe it’s already May 7th! Again! It seems like yesterday I was telling you that you were getting OLD because you had just turned 27…. and now you’re 28!! :) It’s crazy how fast our years are flying by. It feels like yesterday we were driving to youth group on your old white maxima with the sunroof open. Sometimes I can’t believe how blessed I am to have NEVER known life without you. I can’t even imagine it. My childhood, my awkward years, my first year in high school, college….. you’ve been a part of my life during every. single. season.

A Mount Ida Wedding | Charlottesville, VA

  • Ryan + Alina

I think Michael and I have officially decided that the Charlottesville area is our favorite place to shoot! Hands down! It’s gorgeous, there is no traffic and it just never gets old! The valley is gorgeous and it’s a stunning place to get married. Mount Ida is quickly becoming a new favorite venue as well! This property is expansive and we feel so blessed that we’re able to shoot at such gorgeous venues like this! It was the perfect setting for Ryan and Alina’s big day! These two…. where do we begin. When I first met them for their engagement session MANY many months ago, I remember meeting Ryan and thinking “Oh Michael is going to LOVE this guy!”. He’s just awesome! And Alina is just as sweet as can be. She’s what any photographer would call a “dream” bride. I could have photographed their wedding over and over and over again!

A Washington DC Waterfront Engagement

  • Charles + Kimberly | Engaged

the kind of people that make you feel comfortable as soon as you’re around them? Well last year, I met an amazing couple named Bob and Jess who had those qualities. During their wedding day, we came to realize that ALL of their friends were that way! What a lucky couple!! So fast forward one year and I received an email from Kim. She explained that they are best friends with Bob and Jess and that they were getting married! My first thought was “YES!!!! All of Jess’s friends are so welcoming, sweet and GORGEOUS!”. I was so right about these two. Not only are they a beautiful couple, they are so much fun to be around!

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