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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...

Beau + Jourdan | Engaged

  • A Downtown Fredericksburg Engagement

a little under the weather the past 4 or 5 days but I’ve been trying to hide it pretty well. There’s nothing that can ruin the mood of a wedding or an engagement shoot than a sniffling photographer! So I’ve been downing some Airborne, sleeping in an extra 30 minutes or so and I’ve almost finished off a whole bottle of Simply Orange Mango! (That stuff is good!).  Gratefully, I’m starting to feel better! Beau and Jordan had to listen to me clear my throat and sound like a man during their engagement session but they were kind enough to say “Oh, you don’t sound bad!”… But I did.  They are just as sweet

Meet Hannah

  • Main Street Portraits | Richmond VA

Michael and I met the youth at our church for the first time, it was a little overwhelming. SO many teenagers and so many names to remember.  I tend to be pretty bad with names but I will remember RANDOM things about everyone that I meet. When it came to Hannah, I remembered her hair.  We had a conversation the first time we met about how she straightened her hair and that just stuck with me for some reason! The second time I saw her… I immediately thought “Oh, she’s the one that straightened her hair” and I immediately remembered our whole conversation. So Hannah started out as the “girl with straight hair”

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Dave + Sara

  • A Washington Golf & Country Club Wedding

Sara’s cousin was getting married and so naturally, Sara was a part of the big day. Little did she know that this wedding celebration would be the weekend that she met her future husband! Yep!  Sara met Dave at her cousin’s wedding but here’s the best part….Dave’s brother is Sara’s cousin’s husband!  Crazy right?! They told me this story during their engagement session but in the midst of wedding day craziness, I didn’t put two and two together and until I noticed that Sara’s cousin and Dave’s brother were staying in both sides of the family formals! I was so confused until that story came back to me! Isn’t that fun?! I love hearing stories like that.  It’s just so awesome how God designs relationships

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