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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 Red, White & Blue Wedding | Hotel John Marshall

  • Jason + Shannon

After meeting Jason and Shannon, I should NEVER complain about my workload. These two are SO busy with their jobs that they were traveling until 3 days before their wedding!! What?! How Shannon got everything together  and still remained so calm on her wedding day was beyond me! Super woman!!! I’m just in awe of her! Jason and Shannon are an incredible pair and their downtown Richmond wedding couldn’t have been better…. or more patriotic! Red, white and blue filled their day from beginning to end. We shot their portraits in a little area of Churchill and then we made our way to the church…. in the “To the Bottom and Back Bus”. Not even kidding. Cool right?!! Jason and Shannon planned their

Tredegar Engagement Shoot | Downtown Richmond

  • TJ + Sara | Engaged

so many photogenic nooks and crannies! I’ve shot at the Tredegar so many times but every time is still so different!! I’m LOVING the light TJ, Sara and I found during their shoot last week! Beautiful!! It was an amazing 80 degrees and we couldn’t have asked for a better atmosphere for shooting. Besides a few dogs running around and a loud train that passed through, we had the area to ourselves! In between their portraits we chatted about their story and their wedding plans. I told Sara it seems like everyone knows her! … or maybe Richmond really is a small town at heart. :) Before I even met her I had numerous

October 2012

  • The Snapshot

sad when something happens and part of a coaching session gets rescheduled. However, I realize yesterday that it actually worked out quite well that Brittany was sick and had to reschedule because instead of taking pictures of her coaching partner… she had to take pictures of me! You should feel sorry for her because my model face doesn’t come as easily as it should! haha So a big thanks for Brittany Claud for this pic for September! And ps. can we just talk about how awesome the natural light is in a parking garage?!! Really, who knew?! I shoot in that parking space so much I think they should make it permanently mine!

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