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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!Β  Read more...

A Baltimore Wedding at The Belvedere

  • Mike + Kelly

We’re getting closer and closer to the end of our wedding season and the more we shoot, the more we realize just how blessed we are with amazing clients! Mike and Kelly have been on our calendar for over a year now and their wedding day was all that I anticipated it to be. From the very beginning, it was full of excitement and a few tears. I think one of my favorite parts of the day was after the first look when we were shooting Mike and Kelly’s portraits and all of a sudden it hit Kelly that this was happening! It was her wedding day!! Tears of joy are the best! Michael and I absolutely loved spending the day with these two and their amazing friends and families. I don’t think downtown Baltimore has ever looked SO beautiful!! But of course I’m biased :) Mike and Kelly had an amazing wedding day. As Mike stood in front of 200 of his closest family and friends at the reception,

A Libby Park and Rocketts Landing Engagement Shoot

  • Mark + Emily | Engaged

longer I live in Richmond, VA…. also known as “RVA”… the more I love it! I’ve been shooting a lot of Richmond engagement sessions recently and I have come to find that Richmond has it all. We have hills, water, old architecture, cobblestone streets, murals, etc. The list goes on and on! I’m a lucky photographer to live in a city that I love to photograph! It’s so much fun to shoot close to home and I absolutely loved shooting Mark and Emily’s sessions in Richmond last week because not only do they love Richmond as well, they fell in love here!!

Our Industry vs. The World

  • Recognizing the Difference

have spent the last two days in the mountains working on a special project with our friends Buddy and Jill. Bud is an organic Chicken farmer and Jill is a wedding photographer. Our conversations over dinner in downtown Lexington turned towards the industry and how it’s changed so much since I first started shooting in 2008. I started in college and went full time when I graduated and so I never experienced the corporate world or ANY other world for that matter. I never worked in a cubicle or had a boss. I also never experienced what it’s like to work with colleagues that were striving for the same promotion as you.

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