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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...

Looking Back

  • This Time Last Year....

This time last year, we had just become a husband/wife team…. officially. We were about to start packing up our cute little house because the new house was almost done. We were learning how to “work together” and finding it to be a little difficult at times. We were worried about income and a down payment and health insurance. This time last year we were in a MASSIVE transition period in both our business and personal lives. It’s funny when you look back at certain seasons of your life and you realize just how CRAZY you were.

What I Wish We Had Learned

  • Life Lessons

This is a post that really has absolutely nothing to do with photography…. but I’ve been thinking about this for A WHILE. Really every since I got married!! The more I learn and experience in my “adult” life the more I realize just how STRONGLY I feel about this subject!! Since getting marred and starting a business and living in the “real world”… I have realized that there was actually VERY LITTLE that I learned in High School and even college about the BASIC life realities. Now don’t get me wrong, I was SO BLESSED growing up with

A Winston Salem Engagement Shoot

  • Ryan + Megan | Engaged

again, we lucked out with the weather. Michael and I drove down to Winston Salem, NC on Thursday to meet this sweet couple AND grab dinner with our mutual friends and past KJ Couple, Joseph and Casey!! Talk about a fun engagement shoot!! We shot up and down the streets of old town Winston Salem. This little area looks exactly like Williamsburg! Historic homes, beautiful porches, old wooden barns… it was gorgeous! As we strolled up and down the streets, I had a chance to get to know Megan and Ryan!

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