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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...

August 2012

  • The Snapshot

worst excuse for a self portrait EVER. The truth is, taking a self portrait every month isn’t as easy as I had hoped it would be. Gail Werner makes it look like a BREEZE! So no selfy this month, just some more of Bokeh Boy.  He tends to take over most any photo shoot these days. He doesn’t like not being the center of attention… especially when there is a ball in the room! He’s about 9 months now and so we’re hoping he’s full grown! But man oh man does he have some energy! We are thinking we need to revisit puppy class again in the near future!! He just hasn’t latched on to his commands like he should!

A Rustic Barn Wedding | Sinkland Farms Wedding Photographer

  • Austin + Kristy

I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many tears of JOY on one wedding day! Ever! And I’ve shot over 90 weddings! Austin and Kristy’s day was full of overwhelming joy and that shines through their images so clearly. It all started with the First Look. Austin and Kristy weren’t even near each other and the tears started to form. Because of some last minute changes, Emy (my sister, she helped me out since she is good friends with these two!) and I found a new first look location that was WAY to bright but it was a beautiful view. I decided to take a chance with it, only to find out that the spot we scouted out was the same location that Austin proposed.  So as Austin waited at the top of the hill, the wind was blowing and the tears started to form.

Shepherdstown, WV Wedding Photographer

  • Bob + Jessica | Engaged

emailing for what seems like  YEARS. After months and months of corresponding with Jess, I felt like I knew the girl! As I waited for Bob and Jessica at a small, quaint cafe in Shepherdstown, WV, I thought about how crazy it is to email with someone for SO long and then FINALLY meet them. Maybe it’s just me but I do this thing where I imagine what a person looks and sounds like based on the way they type in an email! That’s all I have to go by and so I had a preconceived idea of Jess’s personality before I even met her!  As SOON as she walked in the door I could  tell that she was exactly how I pictured her. Beautiful, bubbly and a little ball of energy!!

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