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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...

Winter Richmond Engagement Shoot

  • Clint + Cary | Engaged

WARM winter here in Virginia for the most part. We’ve experienced 50-70 degree days almost WEEKLY and while it doesn’t do much for my longing for a snow storm, it is nice for shooting portraits!  Cary and Clint are from out of town and it’s very seldom that they are both together in Richmond. So when Cary emailed me and asked if New Years Day would be a possibility for a quick engagement shoot, of course I agreed. I understand tough schedules and being apart, Michael and I lived that life for a couple years and it’s hard to make

My Office Closet Makeover

  • Our House | Before & Afters

have read on my January Snapshot that I wanted to clean out the massive disaster that was my office closet. This closet has been the “oh just throw it in there” area since the day we moved in. Junk EVERYWHERE. Just opening the doors made me shutter. I couldn’t find anything, light stands were falling everywhere and there was trash… yes, TRASH stored in there! Old cardboard boxes and packaging bubble wrap were stuffed in the back corner and old files were jammed into folders. It was a MESS. One of my goals was to not only CLEAN this closet out and organize it

The NYE Winter Wedding | Richmond, VA

  • David + Courtney

December was a great break for me. It had been over a month since I had photographed a wedding and so I felt like I was ready to roll again! The forecast was great and the venue was close to home… this was going to be a wonderful New Years Eve wedding. Michael and I grabbed lunch at Chik-fil-a and then I headed out. I kissed him goodbye and told him “I’ll see you next year!!”…… He jokingly rolled his eyes at my bad joke and I got in my car and laughed at my rare streak of funniness all the way to interstate 64. It was 60 degrees as I headed downtown and the light was soft and perfect. Courtney arrived, got dressed and we headed to the Capital for some portraits. It was the perfect location! The

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