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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 Church Hill Anniversary Shoot

  • Chirag + Rima | Married

emailed me years ago when I was still in college. My business was new and I was starting to find my rhythm. I was very blessed to have a very successful first two years in business and I quickly realized that I wanted to specialize in weddings. Being a full time college student and shooting 20 weddings on the side quickly limited my ability to shoot additional portrait sessions and I wasn’t available for a shoot with Chirag and Rima at that point in time. However, Rima didn’t give up! We have exchanged sporadic emails for YEARS!

An Annapolis, MD Engagement Shoot

  • Matt + Libby | Engaged

anyone noticed just how many “MATT’s” have been on the blog recently?! It’s a popular name this year for KJ Couples!! Matt and Libby met us in Annapolis for their engagement shoot last Friday. They came prepared! They had a bunch of family members alongside of them to be on doggie duty and help set up their super cute styled picnic! Talk about an awesome family!! I loved getting to know these two as we walked around the park. This wasn’t just any park… this is where Matt and Libby had shared countless dates. Picnics, frisbee, dog walks… this was one of their “spots”.

An Ashburn, VA Wedding

  • Matt + Samantha

We met them for the first time in Laguna Beach, CA for their engagement session. We quickly fell in love with these two. Their story, their smiles, their joy…. we loved it all. After seven years together, Matt and Samantha became husband and wife on Saturday!! As we started shooting their day, I walked into the hotel suite, hugged Sam and then asked her how she was feeling. Her immediate response was “I’m just ready to see him”. This is understandable… especially for these two. Every moment counts. They don’t have much time together in this season of life because of Matt’s training and Sam finishing law school. Talk about a BUSY schedule!! They have a lot going on right now and so the moments that they do get to share together are so precious. Their first look was enough to draw tears. The way Matt embraced Sam after seeing her for the first time was so powerful.

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