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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...

Downtown Richmond Photographer

  • Meet Alyson

just have certain features about them that get noticed so easily.  You know the people I’m talking about. It’s the people always get compliments on their hair… or their teeth…. Or their TAN (I definitely don’t get compliments about my TAN… it’s non-existent!).  For me, I guess people notice my hair… that’s probably because it’s ORANGE! It’s something that sets me a part just a little.  For Alyson, it’s her EYES. This girl has some AMAZING eyes and I’ll be honest, I didn’t realize just how big and beautiful they really were until I was all up in her space taking her senior portraits!! When you’re taking portraits of someone and you’re shooting REALLY close, it’s easy

Wedding Chicks, Southern Weddings, What's Up Wedding Magazine

  • Featured

been a common theme rolling around in my head this week. It’s the idea of “balance” and what a “normal life” is supposed to look like.  I see people walking their dogs at the same time every morning and older couples that take a nightly jog together.  We live close to a little league park and I see families pull in every Tuesday night for games and then probably head home to get homework done before bedtime. Some couples we know get to relax every Saturday.  Saturday’s are “normal” people’s day to do LIFE stuff. Like running to the grocery store, yard work, visiting family, shopping with friends, etc etc.  But that isn’t my life…my job AND

The Modern Chic Wedding | Downtown Richmond VA

  • Matt + Clare

You may remember this sweet couple from their engagement session last year. It was shot in NYC and I was just SO THRILLED that I was the photographer lucky enough to work with these two!! Matt and Clare are just phenomenal people.  You meet them and you love them… instantly. I’ve been looking forward to their wedding day for OVER a YEAR now and I’m happy to say that the images that we were able to create far exceeded my expectations for this wonderful wedding! You see, as soon as I shoot an engagement session, I start thinking about the wedding and what I envision it will look like. I knew Clare’s dress was going to be amazing and that her sense of style was fabulous so I have been

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