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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...

American Idol Audtions

  • Rerouted by Rejection

has an interest in SOMETHING. Whether that’s sports, or art or SHOPPING! ….. all teens have something that they are into! For me, this was singing. Yea I liked being artsy and creative but at 16, I thought my career was going to be on stage. I was very convinced of this. I started singing at as soon as I could talk. Momma took home videos of me sitting in front of the stove and singing to my reflection. So vain. I was so prissy and I loved playing dress up!!! Ever heard someone call a little kid “a character”?! Whelp, that was me. If there was any type of audience, I would perform! Even if the audience was just the person in line behind us in the grocery store…..

By: Jodi Miller Photography

  • Our First Family Portraits

noticed… the blog has had a mini-facelift today!! Thanks to the amazing, hard working designers at Flosites, I have a fresh, updated homepage and I’m SO THANKFUL! (Alina, you’re the bomb.com). I ALSO have to give a HUGE shout out to Jodi and Kurt! They are two of the sweetest people and you KNOW you have GOOD friends when they agree to shoot some portraits of your four month old puppy! GAH! Bokeh was a little TERROR during our shoot several weeks ago but Jodi and Kurt worked their magic and I’m just amazed at what they were able to capture! Thanks to them, not only do we have some BEAUTIFUL family portraits… I FINALLY have new promotional

Daddy/Daughter First Looks

  • Wedding Wednesday

are very secretive about their “Look” for the big day. No one but mom and sisters see the dress before hand and they NEVER try it on except for a fitting. Welp, this wasn’t the case for me. I came home with my dress, ran to the bathroom and threw it on as soon as I walked in the door! I showed Daddy immediately!! Now I didn’t try it on for friends but my family saw it on  before hand because I was PUMPED! I didn’t even ask daddy if he didn’t want to see it before the wedding day, I just walked into the kitchen and exclaimed “DADDY LOOK!!!! THIS IS IT!!“.  He smiled and hugged me and

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