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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...

Engaged | Corey + Melissa

  • Country Farm Engagement Shoot | Louisa, VA

were rolling in FAST. And the faster they came, the quicker I drove. I feel sorry for the people that were passing me on those back country roads! I was on my way to meet Melissa and Corey for their eshoot and we HAD to make this happen on that afternoon. Why? Because only days after Corey proposed, he started a new job in New York at a Young Life camp. He had one visit back home and this was it! So we made it happen. We arrived at a family friend’s farm and I’m not even joking, we shot about 400 images in a matter of 23 minutes!! The dark blue clouds were SCARING me and so I kicked it into overdrive.

The Snapshot

  • August 2012

worst excuse for a self portrait EVER. The truth is, taking a self portrait every month isn’t as easy as I had hoped it would be. Gail Werner makes it look like a BREEZE! So no selfy this month, just some more of Bokeh Boy.  He tends to take over most any photo shoot these days. He doesn’t like not being the center of attention… especially when there is a ball in the room! He’s about 9 months now and so we’re hoping he’s full grown! But man oh man does he have some energy! We are thinking we need to revisit puppy class again in the near future!! He just hasn’t latched on to his commands like he should!

Austin + Kristy

  • A Rustic Barn Wedding | Sinkland Farms Wedding Photographer

I’ve ever seen so many tears of JOY on one wedding day! Ever! And I’ve shot over 90 weddings! Austin and Kristy’s day was full of overwhelming joy and that shines through their images so clearly. It all started with the First Look. Austin and Kristy weren’t even near each other and the tears started to form. Because of some last minute changes, Emy (my sister, she helped me out since she is good friends with these two!) and I found a new first look location that was WAY to bright but it was a beautiful view. I decided to take a chance with it, only to find out that the spot we scouted out was the same location that Austin proposed.  So as Austin waited at the top of the hill, the wind was blowing and the tears started to form.

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