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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...

Behind the Scenes | September 2013

  • The Workshop Experience

we dream of things and it takes a while to make those things become a reality. Last November I had a vision of what I wanted workshops to look like in the future but there were some pretty large tasks that would need to be taken care of if this was ever going to become a reality…. like buying a new house. Welp, almost 8 months later, that dream came true. This past week our house was filled with photographers from all over the east coast AND a few from the mid-west! Crazy right?! There were going to be 12 attendees but one of our friends had to backout last minute and we missed her!

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.

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