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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 Stevenson Ridge Wedding | Fredericksburg VA Wedding Photographer

  • Ryan + Shannon

I’ve been waiting for this day for a LONG TIME!!! I LOVE shooting friend’s weddings… especially friends that we have been able to watch their relationship unfold over the last several years. I remember living next door to Ryan in college and seeing Shannon walk across our backyard to go hangout with him. (Sounds like I was a creeper looking through the windows… but you could see everything from the Middle House kitchen! :) A few of her friends hung out next door for a few weeks and then we started to notice that JUST Shannon was hanging out at the guy’s house more and more. It wasn’t long before they were official. Ryan and Shannon started dating and they were inseparable. They were best friends from the start and

Flower Power

  • Wedding Wednesday

thinking “Katelyn you say EVERYTHING is important on a wedding day!” and I can see how you would think that. I JUST blogged about reception lighting and how it’s so great to have and I’ve blogged about details and the importance of themes… etc, etc. The thing is, I know that not EVERYONE has a budget to pull everything off. When I got married I didn’t have a budget that could pull everything off either! So this post is about ONE part of the wedding day that can change the LOOK of the overall wedding day dramatically! This post is about the bridal bouquet. I’m not talking about the bridesmaid’s florals or even the centerpieces…

A Bird Inspired Richmond VA Wedding

  • Patrick + Emilie

They walked into our house for a little get together. Michael and I had only been in Richmond a few months but we had heard about how awesome the college kids were and so as soon as they got home for Christmas, we invited anyone over that wanted to come. I remember meeting Patrick and Emilie specifically because they already seemed like they were engaged.  What I mean by that is, it was just obvious how awesome of a pair they were.  I loved meeting Patrick because he’s hilarious and then I really loved getting to know Emilie because she has such a great heart and a calm spirit. I don’t think anyone would ever describe me as having a CALM anything!

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