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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 Bridgewater Engagement

  • Matt + Katherine | Engaged

is about to get REALLY girly REALLY fast!! The amount if pink, orange, & sparkle that’s included in the session makes me happy!! I love it when brides bring props to make their shoot a little extra fun! However, Matt and Katherine didn’t need to bring anything to make their session a blast, they were a JOY to work with!! Such a sweet, fun loving couple and I think Katherine was BORN to smile!! That girl is SO happy, it’s contagious!!!  Between the props and the puppy and the weirdly WARM december weather, we had GREAT shoot!! I met these two at a friend’s property in Bridgewater, VA. The front yard overlooked the valley and

A Charlottesville Engagement | Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyard

  • Jonathan + Anna | Engaged

last week I’ve had my 3 final engagement sessions of 2012 and man oh man have I lucked out! The weather has been amazing here in Virginia!! We’re talking 70 degrees in DECEMBER!! That is NOT common! Normally I’m not a fan of warm winter weather but the sunshine really came in handy as I shot these sessions.  Jonathan and Anna probably had the chilliest day but they NEVER complained! I’m so thankful to have clients that care enough about their pictures to withstand the cold for an hour and a half! It was WORTH it!  These two couldn’t have been sweeter. We walked and talked and shot some beautiful images along the property of Pippin Hill.

Exclusive Engagements

  • Wedding Wednesday | Why I Shoot Them

it’s not Wednesday. I debated whether or not this would be frowned upon by all of my type “A” blog readers who cringe at the thought of a “Wedding Wednesday” post on TUESDAY!!! It’s strange… but let me explain. I’m blogging from the passenger seat on my way home from a Maryland engagement and a quick sibling reunion in PA (thank GOODNESS for iPhones and personal hotspots!). I have three beautiful engagement shoots to share and I’m so excited that the blog is going to be all lovey dovey and colorful for the rest of the week! However, I REALLY wanted to share this post because I’ve answered a lot of emails regarding this

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