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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 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

Michael is 27!

  • Happy *Late* Birthday!

to figure out how to thank someone who does so much for you on a daily basis. Michael and I have a unique relationship because we’re really not normal compared to most households and marriages. We don’t get up at 7am and head off to work and then return at 5pm. We don’t have a weekly schedule that we stick to religiously. We don’t even have a SCHEDULE! Well, there’s somewhat of a schedule…. but it changes constantly because of our lifestyle. We’re never really separated and my world is his world. To some, this would be too much. I actually worried about this aspect of our

West Manor Estate Wedding | Lynchburg Wedding Photographer

  • Tyler + Amy

Something that I LOVE about Virginia is that there are SO many incredible wedding venues. Even after 5 years of shooting and over 120 weddings, I’m still shooting at new venues every season and it’s so exciting! I had never seen the property of West Manor Estate until last Friday when I arrived for Tyler and Amy’s wedding day! Let me just tell you… it’s STUNNING! This venue is so well thought out and so elegant in every way. It was the PERFECT setting for Tyler and Amy’s big day. Friends and family gathered around the property and before we knew it, it was show time! Amy’s youth pastor officiated the ceremony and because Michael used to do youth ministry, I couldn’t help but think about how awesome that must be to be a part of one of your youth group kids’ weddings! So special!! Tyler and Amy are such a sweet couple that are loved by so many.

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