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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 Country Farm Wedding

  • Morgan + Lauren

Some people are just known for certain characteristics or features that they posses. It didn’t take long to realize that Lauren is known for her smile and her joyful spirit. Everywhere I turned, wether it was during the ceremony or overhearing conversations at the reception, everyone mentioned how Lauren’s joy and contagious smile!! That smile of hers went on for MILES this past Sunday! Morgan and Lauren have been waiting for this day for over 4 years and it was finally here! It was mother’s day and so the feeling of love and family was already in the air. I loved seeing SO many friends and family walk up the countryside to the top of the hill where they were to be married. The line of guests stretched all the way to the tent and everyone was so excited to be there. The weather was amazing the location was the perfect setting for Morgan and Lauren to tie the knot!

A Maymont Propsal | Richmond Wedding Photographer

  • Travis + Shannon | Proposal

are AWESOME to be a part of…. after they’re done. Before proposals take place I become a nervous wreck!! Why? Well because there is potential that I could single handedly ruin one of the most exciting days in a girl’s life! If I walk the wrong way, don’t disguise myself enough or jump out too soon, the proposal will be affected. It just makes me nervous…. but then afterwards, I LOVE being a part of it!!! :) So I just have to get over my fears and stick it out until the fun part! Travis and Shannon are friends of ours that we’ve known for quite a while. I remember meeting them when they were dating in


A Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Wedding

  • Mike + Kristin

There are so many different wedding venues in and around Richmond! Michael and I love it when we have the opportunity to in our own city! This past Saturday, Michael and I spent the day with Mike and Kristin at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. This is such a beautiful place for smaller, more intimate weddings. It’s also a really special place to me because this is the venue where I shot my FIRST real wedding almost 6 years ago! Crazy right?! I can’t believe I’m getting close to the six year mark!! I’ll have to do a blog post about how I’ve improved since the 2008 newbie phase because the images are as different as night and day!! I loved shooting at this amazing location and we were so thankful that the rain totally skipped over us! Mike and Kristin were surrounded by family and friends who just adore them. Their wedding day was quaint, simple and elegant. As I arrived to Kristin’s mom’s home before the wedding,

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