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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...

Classic Winter Wedding Shoot

  • Tony + Kara | Married

married last New Years Eve.  The weather was a dream come true and everyone was excited…. but Tony was sick. He felt awful on their wedding day.  They did their best to make it through the portraits and continue on to the reception. Even though it wasn’t the ideal situation, they made the most of it. Kara told me this story when we started emailing a few months back. I was heartbroken for her. She explained that she REALLY wanted to relive the portrait part of her wedding day and so we made it happen! I met Tony and Kara in downtown Richmond last week for a “Married” shoot.  They got back into their wedding attire and we treated their portrait session

Valentine's Day Inspiration

  • Wedding Wednesday

is not my favorite store in the world…. and I’m sure a lot of you feel the same way. I’m more of a Target girl! However, every now and then I get an idea and Walmart just happens to be the place where these ideas come to life! I wanted to make a Valentines display that was BUDGET FRIENDLY and somewhat easy to make. So I thought about decorating with TISSUE PAPER. Tissue paper is cheap and as I walked into Walmart, the “Valentine’s Day” section caught my eye. I ended up leaving with 8 packages of tissue paper and I spent a total of $7.00 on this project! obviously I used a few things from home that I already owned… but when it comes to

To My Sweet Husband

  • Happy Valentine's Day

“Love Grows” has always seemed cute to me. It’s catchy and makes for a great wedding theme. However, I didn’t really understand it until recently.  When I walked down the aisle and said my vows and danced my first dance with my husband…. I loved him. I loved him so much…..but people say that you will love each other LESS on your wedding day than any other day in your marriage. Why? Because Love Grows. Doing life

with my best friend the last year and a half has been amazing…. but not always easy. We’re human and we have attitudes and we speak with harsh tones and  we have tough days at work….

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