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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...

May 2013 | Amanda, Danielle, Jenny, Ashley & Pearl

  • Coaching

a saying that Michael and I learned back in leadership training in high school that states that the only things that will set us apart from other people as the years go on are 1. The places you go 2. The people you meet and 2. The books you’ve read. As at 15 year old, this didn’t make much sense but as I have grown up, it is beginning to make more sense. Not only does my business take me different places, it’s allowing AMAZING people to come into my life. My clients, my coaching gals, my mentors in the industry… the list goes on and on…. and I’m grateful. I’m so thankful for these people who believe in not only MY business but who believe in their businesses as well.

A Williamsburg Engagement Shoot

  • Jared + Courtney | Engaged

photographer has a location or two that they are asked to shoot at over and over again. After a while, there is resentment built up towards that location because they feel burnt out every time they have a session there. I totally understand this feeling. There are some locations in Richmond that I would be happy if I never shot there again. As a creative person, I need NEW places to keep things exciting… or so I thought. Jared and Courtney asked me to meet them in Williamsburg last Friday for their engagement session. Last year, Williamsburg was one of those locations for me that I had shot in numerous times in one season but I wanted to do

A Belle Isle Senior Shoot

  • Meet Julia

went through these images and was thinking about what I wanted to write about Julia, a ton of memories came back to be from the past two and half years! Julia has always been the sweet, soft spoken one of out of her group of friends at church. The last several years I’ve had the chance to get to know her and I have to say that I have honestly NEVER seen a negative side of Julia. I’m serious!! Even on mission trips and retreats when everyone is lacking in sleep and energy… I’ve ever experienced a “cranky” Julia. Julia has such a peaceful, loving personality

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