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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...

What I Wish We Had Learned

  • Life Lessons

This is a post that really has absolutely nothing to do with photography…. but I’ve been thinking about this for A WHILE. Really every since I got married!! The more I learn and experience in my “adult” life the more I realize just how STRONGLY I feel about this subject!! Since getting marred and starting a business and living in the “real world”… I have realized that there was actually VERY LITTLE that I learned in High School and even college about the BASIC life realities. Now don’t get me wrong, I was SO BLESSED growing up with

A Winston Salem Engagement Shoot

  • Ryan + Megan | Engaged

again, we lucked out with the weather. Michael and I drove down to Winston Salem, NC on Thursday to meet this sweet couple AND grab dinner with our mutual friends and past KJ Couple, Joseph and Casey!! Talk about a fun engagement shoot!! We shot up and down the streets of old town Winston Salem. This little area looks exactly like Williamsburg! Historic homes, beautiful porches, old wooden barns… it was gorgeous! As we strolled up and down the streets, I had a chance to get to know Megan and Ryan!

A Classic Downtown Norfolk Wedding

  • Matt + Ashleigh

It’s hard to believe that I’m blogging this beautiful wedding that was shot on a 70 degree day and it’s currently snowing outside!! What is up with this weather?! I’ll admit that I’m a little jealous of these two. Matt and Ashleigh are in the Maldive Islands for the next two weeks!! What an amazing honeymoon! They deserve an amazing honeymoon following their amazing wedding day. I’ve been looking forward to this wedding for several months now. I knew from the very beginning that this sweet couple cares deeply about their photography. It was an honor to be their photographer and capture their beautiful wedding day. As we walked out of the hotel for the first look, the warm air and soft breeze was a pleasant surprise. With the weather we have been having recently, Saturday was such a gift!

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