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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...

Summer Senior Shoots

  • Emily, Alex & Andy, & Annie

know that I’m not a portrait photographer but I do senior portraits for seniors within our youth group at church. This summer I’ve really had to cut back because of our wedding schedule but I took one day out of our schedule in August to accomplish three shoots that I had promised to do for a long time. The thing is, I love these little shoots! It’s fun for me to spend time with these awesome seniors, I just wish I had more time for them. Anyway, I’m glad I had a chance to do these 3 shoots last month and I’m excited to share a few favorites from each one!

A Clifton Winery Wedding | Paradise Springs

  • Matt + Danielle

I arrived at Danielle’s parent’s house and needless to say, with 9 bridesmaids, there was quite a buzz happening around the house. Clothes were being ironed, makeup was being finished, and excitement was building. I made my way through the house and chatted with Danielle’s sweet mom who was just as calm as she could be and explained that she loved the commotion that was filling the house… because it wasn’t bad commotion, it was exciting! This was a big day for their family! Their only daughter was getting married to the love of her life! These two had waiting a long time for this day!! Matt and Danielle actually went on their VERY first date on September 7th, 2010, exactly three years prior to their wedding day. As Danielle walked down the aisle, you could hear soft sniffles from the pews that were filled with friends and family that love them both so dearly.

A Penn State Campus Engagement

  • Kevin + Erika | Engaged

have seen these two before! If you don’t recognize them, let me refresh your memory! Kevin emailed me way back in the spring and asked if he could setup a coaching session for his girlfriend, Erika. I normally don’t do this just because I don’t have extra days for more coaching but I said ok because there was something really special about this coaching session…. he was going to propose during it!!! It went perfectly and Michael and I absolutely loved getting to know these two during that amazing day here in Richmond! Who knew that saying yes to one email would result in such a fun experience and new friendships!

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