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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 Story Worth Sharing

  • Amazing Abby

Well this wasn’t on the “blog calendar” for today…. and I’m more than ok with that. Tonight I was wasting time on Facebook and I saw a status that really caught me off guard. When I was first starting into the photography world, there were several photographers that used Showit that I remember checking out their sites. One of these photographers was Abigail Smith. She caught my attention because she was beautiful and she was a redhead!! I think we emailed a few times and left each other a few blog comments. We never met and we never knew one another in real life but she was a fellow

We're Off the Grid!

  • Dominican in December

technically “off the grid” right now! We have limited internet at the resort but no data access on our phones and you know what? It’s really nice!! Michael and I are with our new friends Justin and Chasity in the Dominican Republic and we’re SO excited to capture their beautiful wedding day tomorrow!! It was crazy to fly in on Wednesday in jeans and a cardigan and then enter a humid, 80 degree climate! I’m all for being in the Dominican in December!!!

A Downtown Richmond Senior Shoot

  • Meet Mallory

are some people that come into your life and whenever they’re around, life is funnier and more joyful and just more enjoyable in general. Mallory is that type of person in our lives. I don’t know of any situation where I didn’t thoroughly enjoy being in her presence!! Mallory is so mature for her age and I think that’s one of the reasons I have always loved being around her. She reminds me of some of my college friends and so when we would go on mission trips and retreats, I would naturally end up hanging out with her. Mallory also has an awesome “artsy’ side too!!

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