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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 King Family Vineyard Wedding | Charlottesville, VA

  • Hutch + Kerri

Michael and I have come to realize that we love Charlottesville!! Why?! Because one day we want to retire on top of a rolling hill that overlooks the blue ridge mountains! We love the rolling hills and the beautiful historic estates and vineyards. It’s the perfect place to start a brand new season of your life. Hutch and Kerri said their vows on the gorgeous grounds of King Family Vineyard with horses and mountains as their backdrop. It was a beautiful 80 degrees and their day couldn’t have gone any smoother! I’m biased because the girls were in light teal dresses but everything was stunning and Kerri picked the perfect palette for a mid June wedding! As I entered the bridal suite, I was greeted by not one but TWO KJ Brides!

How To Shoot Your Sister's Wedding

  • Ask Anything

as I shared that my sister was engaged, the “Are you shooting her wedding?!” questions started pouring in. It’s a tricky situation to have a family member or best friend getting married when you’re heavily involved in the wedding industry. I was a bridesmaid AND a photographer twice for two of my college roommates’ weddings and it was such an honor to have two important roles on their wedding days… however, it’s also one of the most challenging balancing acts!! After I shot those two weddings, I remember telling my sister that one day when it was time for her to get married, I didn’t want to shoot her wedding

A Thank You to Momma & Daddy

  • My First Investors

Today we’re hosting a small business workshop for the first time!! It’s going to be in our home, like our normal, 2-day workshops, but it’s different because it’s not within the photography realm!! I’m both excited and a little nervous at the same time! :) Ya know there are seasons that I go through when I wonder “Wait, what in the world am I doing?!!! …. I’m teaching workshops? I’m helping other small business owners who aren’t even in my industry?! I don’t have the right to do that!! I’m only 26!! Almost everyone attending is my age or older!!”. I can think of a million reasons and excuses as to why this endeavor is just crazy.

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