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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...

Carytown and Shockhoe Bottom Richmond Engagement locations by Katelyn James Photography

Michael + Michelle | Engaged

  • Carytown and Shockhoe Bottom Engagement Pictures

There was a heat advisory for the Richmond area on Thursday evening and normally, I would cancel the session. It’s really hard to enjoy being close to your fiancé when it’s 100+ degree outside with 80% humidity!! However, these two flew in and they are getting married this FALL! I knew that we needed to make this session happen and I emailed them to let them know that they may want to bring some extra water and sweat towels. Right after I sent that email, I remembered that they lived in TEXAS and that they were in the military. They were completely fine with a little heat advisory!!

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We’ve Been Framed!

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We knew from building our last house that the framing stage makes everything seem REAL! But the crazy thing about this house is that a lot of the framing that came to life the last two weeks was designed on my laptop in PHOTOSHOP!!! I literally moved the garage and twisted it forward in photoshop by adding a new layer and then our builder sent it to their draftsmen and now it’s literally sitting on our field…. my photoshop file has come to life! It’s the craziest thing!!!

Free anniversary session

We’re Giving Away a FREE Anniversary Session!

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If you follow us on Instagram or Snapchat, you know that we’ve been working hard on a project all summer. The KJ Posing course is going to be available in either late August or early September and we are SO EXCITED! We also still have hours upon hours of work to do!! One of our projects left to do is film me photographing a couple that I have NEVER worked with before! We knew from the very beginning that this would be helpful for others to see. Instead of “faking” the first 15 minutes of introductions and how I make my couples at ease, we’re going to film a REAL shoot!

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