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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...

Here She Is!!!

  • The New House

probably thinking…. “Um Katelyn… are there going to be anymore house pics?! You kinda left us hanging!”. Well, there is definitely an explanation for that. The reason I haven’t been posting new house images is because well….. it’s pretty much DONE!!! Yea. Done. As in, we have running water, electricity, heat/air, flooring… all that is missing are a few pieces of trim. It’s CRAZYYYY!! It went from dirt to our dream home in a matter of three months! It’s just insane. Of course there have been some bumps along the road…. and before we close I’m SURE there will be several more but I’ve been told that is normal.

A Church Hill Engagement | Richmond VA Wedding Photographer

  • Kevin + Erika | Proposal

emailed me with a strange request. I’m used to boyfriends, fiance’s and husbands purchasing coaching sessions for their significant others but this one was different. Kevin emailed and asked if I would consider adding one more coaching date to my calendar for his girlfriend Erika. This month was a super busy one for us and so my initial reaction was “Well maybe we could make this work later in the summer!”…. and then I read the rest of his email. He explained that Erika was a big fan and she has been pursuing photography for a while now. She loved the blog and my business and it would be a dream come true to have a coaching session with me.

Annapolis Engagement Shoot | Maryland Wedding Photographer

  • Huey + Natalie | Engaged

a lot of blogs…. it’s true. Not as many as I used to… but the list is still long! Bayside Bride is one of those blogs. I just loved how classy it was and I also loved that it was started by to friends that loved weddings and were based on the east coast! One of those gals is Natalie Franke… and not only does she have a part in running this amazing blog, she’s also an incredible photographer in the Annapolis area! When I saw she was engaged I remember randomly telling Michael “Awww… I want to shoot her wedding! She seems so sweet!”. I said that not having a clue if Natalie even knew who I WAS!

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