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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...

Lash Love

  • Wedding Wednesday

many debates in wedding planning.  Big wedding vs. a small wedding, Cake vs. cupcakes, Band vs. a DJ…. Real lashes vs. Fake lashes!  If you’re thinking that the last debate mentioned is no big deal compared to the others, you’re correct. However, fake lashes do make a big difference in images.  If you’re like me and don’t have extraordinary LONG, lush lashes naturally, then fake lashes may be a great option for you! It really does change the way you look and how much your eyes will POP in your portraits! Now, I’m not one to advocate that brides should look totally MADE UP and not themselves on their wedding day. Some people hear

Yorktown Engagement Shoot

  • Derek + Amy | Engaged

know what you’re going to get with an engagement session in November. It could be a perfect 65 degrees or it could be a FREEZING day in the low 40’s! Luckily, we had a perfect day for Amy and Derek’s engagement session in Yorktown. For those of you that are not from Virginia, it’s ok to be jealous of all of our super photogenic locations. Virginia is pretty legit when it comes to having a wide array of shooting locations. We have beaches, mountains, historic plantations, river fronts and little quaint towns like Yorktown! I love this place! I wish we lived close because if we did,

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