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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 Purple and Grey Stevenson Ridge Wedding

  • David + Emily

Maybe it was the beautiful venue… or the incredibly sweet first look…. or Emily’s dad’s ability to simultaneously scare you and crack you up with his sarcasm…. whatever it was, Friday’s beautiful Stevenson Ridge wedding was a BLAST to be a part of. David and Emily captured my heart instantly during their engagement session back in the fall and I have been looking forward to their wedding day for QUITE some time now! I remember driving to their engagement session right after leaving a meeting about possibly building the new house… CRAZY how much can happen in 6 months right?! It’s also crazy what can happen in ONE DAY! After the span of 30 minutes, David and Emily went from being engaged to promising FOREVER to one another!! Just like that, they were husband and wife and a beautiful new family was formed! The excitement on both of their faces when they were announced as Mr. and Mrs. Roop was priceless!

Richmond Share Group Fun

  • SHARE Group Cook-IN!

have been a little busy the last few months and as much as I hate to say it, our SHARE group hasn’t met as often as they should have! The Richmond SHARE group is just a localized group of photographers that all use Showit in some way and we’re friends! The funny (and somewhat sad) thing is that most of our group isn’t from Richmond and they drive several HOURS to get together because there is such a lack of friendly community in the industry where they are located. So our “Richmond” share group could really be called the “Central Virginia” share group! We had friends from all over come to hangout last Wednesday!

A Downtown Charlottesville Engagement Shoot

  • Ian + Jennifer | Engaged

couple has their own story. For Ian and Jenny, they would probably say that their current story consists of of a lot of TRAVELING! They are living in Colorado and are planning a wedding in West Virginia! Their wedding day will be celebrated at Jenny’s family’s farm and I cannot WAIT to be a part of it! As we walked around the streets of Charlottesville’s downtown mall, we talked about the planning and all that they were accomplishing on this visit home. I can’t believe I thought it was hard to plan MY wedding! …. They are doing all of this long distance! It’s quite impressive! Ian and Jenny have a shared love for travel.

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