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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...

Paul + Jennifer | Engaged

  • Countryside Engagement Session | Farm Portraits

I remember when Jennifer was little. She was always the sweetest little girl and that sweetness continued throughout her teenage and now young adult years. She’s always been a care-giver, a baby lover and incredibly kind hearted. I think these amazing traits are a direct result of being raised by wonderful parents. Growing up, TJ & Debbie seemed like family members to Emy, Corey and I. We aren’t related in any way but we did life together…. trips to the river together… mission trips together…. church life together…. those were truly the good ol’ days and I wish we had more of them.

Wedding Photography Behind The Scenes

  • A Harsh Light First Look

Have you ever had a client make a photo request that makes you uneasy??? Here’s an example..…. What do you do when a bride asks you to shoot her FIRST LOOK in HARSH LIGHT! She wanted to have her venue in the background of all of her first look images and I mean, I understand why she wanted this. Her venue was epic! The problem was that in order to make her request happen, we had to photograph one of the most important and emotional parts of the day in bright, harsh, mid-day light!

Graham’s Fourth Month

Graham’s fourth month made me realize all over again that it just gets better and better. We’re getting to know who this precious little guy is and we love him more and more. He’s so chill. From week 6 to 8 we worried about his fussiness because he just didn’t seem to ever be constantly happy but wow have the tables have turned. He’s such a little ball of HAPPY! He’s smiling at everyone and making them melt. He’s laughing and giggling. He’s content to just be left staring at the ceiling for a while.

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