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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...

A Donut Themed Anniversary Shoot

  • John + Katie | Married

the whole “Blogging Early” thing that I teach at my workshops…. I have really failed at that lately! Maybe it’s the wedding season, maybe it’s the packing and moving and closing on a new house… or maybe I just need to get my act together!! :) Whatever the reason, I’m going to try to get these posts up early this week! I think I’m driving Katie crazy with all of her sneak peeks on facebook!! Finally, here’s the post!! I’ve known Katie for the past two years and not only is she a sweet friend, she’s also a fabulous photographer!! She contacted me about doing a anniversary portrait session for her and John’s 2nd

Instagram Recap!

  • Connect Retreat

started with a bike ride. During the amazing Pursuit 31 Women’s conference last fall, Jody Gray and I went on a bike ride with a few others around the property. We stopped at a little church for a breather and started chatting about how amazing Winshape Retreat center was. The topic of doing something for “Couples” came up and while we both thought it sounded like a great idea, that was the end of our dreaming. However, a few months later, Jody contacted me and said that this was really something that she felt like the Lord was calling them to do…. and so we

A Lakeside Engagement Shoot

  • Cody + Mindy | Engaged

been unseasonably cold here in VA the last few weeks. It’s strange! When I woke up at 6am to get ready for Cody and Mindy’s early morning shoot last Saturday the temperature was in the 40’s!! What?! In MAY?! The weather has been so strange. I’m not complaining though because I’ve heard that once the weather is warm for good, that’s when the cicadas are coming out! If you’re not on the east, you probably have no idea

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