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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 Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Wedding

  • Mike + Kristin

There are so many different wedding venues in and around Richmond! Michael and I love it when we have the opportunity to in our own city! This past Saturday, Michael and I spent the day with Mike and Kristin at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. This is such a beautiful place for smaller, more intimate weddings. It’s also a really special place to me because this is the venue where I shot my FIRST real wedding almost 6 years ago! Crazy right?! I can’t believe I’m getting close to the six year mark!! I’ll have to do a blog post about how I’ve improved since the 2008 newbie phase because the images are as different as night and day!! I loved shooting at this amazing location and we were so thankful that the rain totally skipped over us! Mike and Kristin were surrounded by family and friends who just adore them. Their wedding day was quaint, simple and elegant. As I arrived to Kristin’s mom’s home before the wedding,

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

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