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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...

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Cupcakes, Roses and why I love my Husband

  • 3 Years

3 years ago yesterday, I was getting ready for the most exciting day of my life. Makeup, hairdos, centerpieces and dresses filled my parent’s house. It was an amazing 73 degrees and the excitement was contagious. We had waited for this day for 8 years… 8 LONG years and when it finally arrived, it seemed surreal!! Everything we had spent over a year planning was coming to life in the backyard. My momma’s flowerbeds looked better than ever before, Daddy had just mowed the field and put up wedding signs and dozens of other friends and family were hard at work to make our dream day happen.

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A Verulam Farm Wedding

  • Matt + Tara

There some venues that just take your breath away… Tara and Matt’s venue was one of those venues. From the moment we arrived, I was (like usual) getting nervous about all that we could accomplish here! The house, the driveways lined with trees changing colors and spectacular views were just amazing and I knew it was going to be the start of a beautiful day!! Matt and Tara went to CNU and so we have mutual friends that attended their wedding. We love these weddings! It’s such a win-win for us! We get to photograph a couple that we know AND we get to hangout with friends from school!! We love our job!! Throughout the day, there was a constant theme that seemed to float around conversations and toasts about the new Mr. and Mrs. Hayes.

A Fall Georgetown Engagement

  • Aaron + Melissa | Engaged

drove down to Richmond and met me at a country club for their engagement pictures. I pulled up and the rain continued to pour so I jumped into their car to get to know them and chat while I prayed for clear skies!! We talked about everything from their love for the culinary arts to their careers to their wedding timeline….. we talked about it all!! As we chatted, the rain just continued and so we decided to reschedule. At first, I was disappointed and I felt bad that so much of their time was wasted due to this random rain storm that lasted all evening. However, I then

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