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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 Bayside Backyard Wedding

  • Huey + Natalie

As we left our house at 7am, I could feel the nerves coming on. I always get that way on weddings days. Photographers ask me if I still get nervous after shooting over 100 weddings and the answer is definitely YES…. especially when I’m shooting other photographer’s weddings! I remember squealing when I received my first email from Natalie! I was honored…. SO honored.. and I have been looking forward to this day ever since!! I knew it would be beautiful but I also knew that this day would be filled with SO much love and joy! Natalie and Huey have been together since high school and their love for one another has been growing for years. This day has been anticipated for so long and as the day went on, family and friends shared sweet stories and toasted to their love.

A Natural Bridge Wedding

  • Cody + Mindy

You just met these two!! A few weeks ago I was shooting a wedding outside of Lynchburg and the next morning I met Cody and Mindy for their engagement session since they were close by! Mindy had already sent me some pics of the two of them and so I knew how adorable they were ahead of time! However, I was not only blown away at their exterior beauty but I fell in love with who they are as a couple. They are just amazing! The more I learn about them, the more I love them. On the wedding day, Mindy told me that her dad had a rule that Cody needed to live in the same area as Mindy for at least a year before they were engaged. I love this because I like daddy’s that are protective over their girls. My dad never had a rule like that but he definitely had expectations for who I chose to spend the rest of my life with. He wanted me to be taken care of and treated well.

The Big Day!

  • The New House

can’t believe it!! I’m typing this blog post out in our new home. It’s so surreal. I feel like we were just driving around neighborhoods and dreaming of what it would be like to BUILD a house!! I never thought that this would be something that we would do and so this opportunity really took us by surprise. While we didn’t dream about BUILDING, we did dream about what we wanted to be able to accomplish with our home one day. We wanted our home to be used and when God blessed us with the cute little house on Cutler Ridge 2.5 years ago, we used it WELL. There were so many high schoolers and guests coming in and out of that house that we had to replace the carpet!

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