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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 Mount Ida Farm Wedding

  • Mike + Jessica

As we drove over to the house where Jess would be having her First Look with Mike, she told us that she has never experienced anything in her life that seemed THIS RIGHT. Sure, she was nervous and anxious but those feelings were stemming from pure excitement and joy! We talked about how surreal it is to see everything that you have planned for a whole year come to life in one day! The catering, the venue, the dress, the bridal party, the first look…. it was all happening so fast. Jessica and Mike shared their first look under a tree covered driveway at their ceremony venue and it couldn’t have been sweeter! By their excitement, you would have thought that they hadn’t seen each other in DAYS!! Their friendship and their connection to one another is just unbelievably sweet. As I coached them through their portrait time, I said that I didn’t even need to give them any instruction! They are just naturally photogenic and their interactions are so precious!!

5 Things I'm Finally Sharing Outloud

  • Our Dreams

Sometimes I have a problem with taking my own advice. I tell my coaching gals to blog and openly proclaim their CRAZY dreams and yet I have NEVER done a post about what I envision for my business. HYPOCRITE! There is SO much value in sharing what you are hoping for and striving for but there is also a great risk. If I tell you some of the goals I have for my business and openly share my dreams….what happens if they NEVER come true. How embarrassing right? I think it’s that fear of failure and not meeting my own standards that I have set for myself that has kept me from writing this post. After my first year in business

A Georgetown Waterfront Engagement

  • Hector + Kathryn | Engaged

in college, I remember my roommate Britney being really REALLY excited that her baby sister Kathryn would be coming to CNU! She was excited for Kathryn to meet amazing people and fall in love with the campus as much as she did. As time went on, I distinctly remember the first time I heard about Kathryn and Hector. Britney was talking with all of us at “house time” one night and mentioned “I think Kathryn really likes Hector.” Being college girls we all said “awwwww…” but I looking back now, that was such a big season of their life.

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