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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...

Being a Husband/Wife Team

  • What We're Capable Of

When we started sharing that we were considering working together as a husband and wife team, there were many questions. Well, what about health insurance? How many weddings will you take on as a team? What is Michael going to do? What are you going to do as a team that you weren’t already doing on your own?…. And my answer was always the same “I don’t know.” I had no clue. At some point I remember telling someone that I had no idea what we were capable of together as a team because we had never tried this before. Adding Michael into KJP full time has really changed everything.

A Downtown Baltimore Engagement

  • Ryan + Laura | Engaged

thing that I love about this job is that we get to travel. Sure, it’s a lot to manage sometimes but the cool thing about the traveling part is that now Michael gets to go everywhere with me! We see SO many cities and we love it! This past weekend was quite a whirlwind. We shot a local wedding Saturday, drove to Baltimore sunday to shoot this engagement session and then we drove to Annapolis for a special coaching session and THEN drove to Bethany Beach for another engagement session! We’re crazy!! But we actually got a lot accomplished in one trip up north and that was the plan!

A Bethany Beach, DE Engagement

  • Kevin + Anna Grace | Engaged

met a couple of years ago. She attended one of my workshops and not only did we have mutual friends, we also had a mutual obsession with TEAL! …. Which in my book, automatically makes us great friends! :) Anna Grace was starting her journey into the photography world while she was in college (sound familiar?!) and I loved getting to know her during The Workshop Experience! As she left after a long day of teaching, we hugged goodbye and she stopped and said “I hope you know you’re shooting my wedding one day.” Well, I’ve heard that before…. sometimes it happens and then sometimes and I never see them again. But when Anna Grace said it,

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