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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 Downtown Baltimore Engagement

  • Ryan + Laura | Engaged

thing that I love about this job is that we get to travel. Sure, it’s a lot to manage sometimes but the cool thing about the traveling part is that now Michael gets to go everywhere with me! We see SO many cities and we love it! This past weekend was quite a whirlwind. We shot a local wedding Saturday, drove to Baltimore sunday to shoot this engagement session and then we drove to Annapolis for a special coaching session and THEN drove to Bethany Beach for another engagement session! We’re crazy!! But we actually got a lot accomplished in one trip up north and that was the plan!

A Bethany Beach, DE Engagement

  • Kevin + Anna Grace | Engaged

met a couple of years ago. She attended one of my workshops and not only did we have mutual friends, we also had a mutual obsession with TEAL! …. Which in my book, automatically makes us great friends! :) Anna Grace was starting her journey into the photography world while she was in college (sound familiar?!) and I loved getting to know her during The Workshop Experience! As she left after a long day of teaching, we hugged goodbye and she stopped and said “I hope you know you’re shooting my wedding one day.” Well, I’ve heard that before…. sometimes it happens and then sometimes and I never see them again. But when Anna Grace said it,

A Country Sunrise Shoot

  • Tim + Mary Margaret | Engaged

there were some people that we saw everyday. My roommates, our neighbors, etc. There were also some friends that we only saw every now and then because of the age difference, class schedules and living arrangements. Michael and I have been friends with Mary Margaret and Tim since college but because I wasn’t in Young Life, I didn’t get to see them very often. We share all of the same friends and I have always thought to myself “Gosh, they’re super cute together…. I wonder when they’re getting engaged!!”. Well, the proposal happened this summer and their getting married this winter in the most adorable location!!

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