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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 DIY Charleston Wedding | Pepper Plantation Wedding

  • Dustin + Brittani

He brings a sense of “calm” to her when they are in each other’s presence. I noticed it during their engagement session and it was ever so present on their wedding day. Dustin is Brittani’s best friend and soul mate! As the girls got ready, Britt sat in the stylist’s chair and with her hair up in pins and her makeup half done, she says “I just want to see him”.  That was her main concern. Not the dress, not her hair, not the million little details that she was sprinting around doing that morning… just him. It’s easy to understand why she loves him so much. Dustin is the sweetest country boy you could ever meet. He’s polite, gentle, patient and I’m pretty sure he could get away with anything with that smile of his!! As he turned around to see his bride

 

Aching Feet & Inspiration

  • Monday

are so many things I need to do… and only ONE thing I WANT to do… and that’s SLEEP! Whew! What a whirlwind of a weekend! Thank the Lord I’m still moving and feeling good today because I have an engagement session in a few hours! The craziness began Friday when Annamarie and I drove to Charleston, SC to shoot Dustin and Brittani’s beautiful wedding (that will be on the blog tomorrow!!). Then we left their reception and DROVE HOME…. well, Anna drove and I culled the whole wedding!  I went to bed at 5:30am, woke up at 11am and was shooting Trey and Kiersten’s wedding at 2pm!

and Freezing Time

  • Little Moments

mothers say that they wish they could just FREEZE time…. just stop it in its’ tracks! Their little one’s are changing what seems like every hour and they just want to savor that age before it slips away! Lara Casey instagrams her adorable baby girl DAILY because if this reason… and I love that. She instagrammed an image of her feet resting on the bed in the nursery and she explained that she wanted to remember that very moment… the baby was in the tub, her daddy was giving her a bath while on the phone with his dad and she was GRATEFUL for LIFE in that moment. She remembers moments through images and I LOVE that we’re living in an

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