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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...

Historic Aldie, Virginia Engagement Shoot

  • Michael + Brittany | Engaged

decided that I’ll never be able to shoot in every beautiful location in Virginia… there are SO many adorable towns in this state! I have driven through Aldie and Middleburg several times in the last few years and it’s a gorgeous area!! The rolling hills and historic homes are stunning! It was the perfect location for Michael and Brittany’s engagement session!! I met Brittany almost a year ago but we have been exchanging emails for a while now!! She has been looking forward to her engagement and wedding pictures for some time and I’m so thankful that we had the most beautiful day to shoot them!

Finding Life / Work Balance

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be the first to admit that we’re not pros at this. We don’t have it all figured out and we don’t claim that we do things the “right way”… but Michael and I are often asked during coaching sessions and workshops “How do you balance LIFE and WORK”?! Well, we’re still working on that. However, over the past year we have been finding more ways to make sure that we’re balancing LIFE, WORK and TRAVELING. Michael and I have found that when we had weeks where we worked at home in the morning but then traveled to an engagement shoot in the evening, we didn’t feel like we could really get a lot done.

A Church Hill Anniversary Shoot

  • Chirag + Rima | Married

emailed me years ago when I was still in college. My business was new and I was starting to find my rhythm. I was very blessed to have a very successful first two years in business and I quickly realized that I wanted to specialize in weddings. Being a full time college student and shooting 20 weddings on the side quickly limited my ability to shoot additional portrait sessions and I wasn’t available for a shoot with Chirag and Rima at that point in time. However, Rima didn’t give up! We have exchanged sporadic emails for YEARS!

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