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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 Kings Family Vineyard Wedding | Charlottesville Wedding

  • Austen + Brittnie

They sat in my office and smile as she told me about her wedding day. “It’s just going to be magical” she said as she smiled over at her mom. Brittnie is a princess at heart. I could tell that from the first 5 minutes of meeting her and then as I got to know her throughout the last 8 months, I found out that Britt has been a princess for a LONG time. That’s how everyone talks about her. She’s just so sweet and kind and “princess-like”. This description couldn’t have rang more true than on her wedding day. I walked into the bridal suite and there she was, curling her hair and singing along to a disney sound track with her gorgeous voice! Britt was so excited… and a little nervous because  everything about

The Eastern Shore

  • Gayton Youth Mission Trip 2012

and all of a sudden it hit me. I was going to be shooting a wedding all day Friday, all day Saturday and then getting up at 9am on Sunday to head to the Eastern Shore for our annual Mission Trip with our youth group! So what did that mean for me on Thursday night? EVERYTHING for the trip needed to be done. Packing, laundry, charging batteries, clearing cards, cleaning out the car, pre blogging for 5 days! YIKES! I have to admit that pre-trip, I was a bit stressed and I wondered “Why do I do this to myself?! This is just CRAZY!”.  No one is going to be in a good mood with 2 hours of sleep and then having to drive 4 hours behind a charter bus!

Country Farm Engagement Shoot | Louisa, VA

  • Engaged | Corey + Melissa

were rolling in FAST. And the faster they came, the quicker I drove. I feel sorry for the people that were passing me on those back country roads! I was on my way to meet Melissa and Corey for their eshoot and we HAD to make this happen on that afternoon. Why? Because only days after Corey proposed, he started a new job in New York at a Young Life camp. He had one visit back home and this was it! So we made it happen. We arrived at a family friend’s farm and I’m not even joking, we shot about 400 images in a matter of 23 minutes!! The dark blue clouds were SCARING me and so I kicked it into overdrive.

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