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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...


Six Years & New Seasons

  • Happy Anniversary Michael!

Dear Michael, It seems like we were just 14 and 16 years old and we were always hanging out at church, at youth group and at my parent’s house. I never thought it was weird to be such good friends with an older boy who wasn’t my boyfriend and wasn’t a cousin, because you had literally been around my whole life. It was middle school during 4-H Camp that I realized that I really liked you… and not in the “older brother” kind of way. It seemed impossible because you were older and everyone loved you, and I was two years younger with braces, freckles and I just knew you would never see me that way.


When Friends Want to Book You

  • Ask Anything

This is a tough post for me to write, because we do a lot of friends and family weddings!! However, one of the most common questions that we get asked is how to handle these situations. I never thought that I would write about this on my blog, because it can be tricky to publicly share our thought process. I’m writing this not to make our friends and family feel bad for discounts, (we are the ones who gave the discounts anyway… which is part of one of my points I’ll share later on!) but to encourage photographers to maintain professionalism while also finding a way to serve those whom they are closest to!


We Need Your help! | The Baby Registry

  • What's Important and What's Not

We’ve already experienced that everyone has opinions about all things baby and we totally expected that. Some people don’t think you should find out the gender, and some people want us to share name ideas, but that’s probably not going to happen. This entire experience is 100% new to us and so we’re just going with the flow and figuring things out along the way. However, I’ll take ALL the advice I can get when it comes to the baby registry!!!

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