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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...

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Virginia Center for Architecture Wedding | Richmond Wedding Photographer

  • Ryan + Annamarie

the term “eye candy”??  Well you’re about to experience some “Eye Candy” in about 30 seconds after you read this and view Ryan and Annamarie’s post! Oh. my. gosh. What as gorgeous day!! From beginning to end! The locations, the details, the people…. it was wonderful! I knew Anna was detail oriented and we had talked about some of her ideas but I had no clue how everything had come together! I loved it ALL!! Ryan and Annamarie were married last Saturday and I have been looking forward to this one ALL YEAR! People have actually asked me, “When’s the TEAL TRUCK couple’s wedding”?! (Referring to their engagement session!)

Emily Hudspeth | Makeup Lessons

  • Wedding Wednesday

following the blog for any amount of time, you may remember me mentioning that NOTHING went wrong on our wedding day…well almost nothing. My fake eyelashes fell off. That’s it! I’ve said before that I’m totally ok with that. If that is the ONLY thing that didn’t go as planned, I’m fine with that! Luckily I was able to save my makeup and retouch before the ceremony and everything was fine! I loved having my makeup done on my wedding day.  It gave me time to relax and get ready for the LONG day that awaited me. However, as I started planning my wedding,

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Washington DC Wedding Photographer | Union Station

  • Brian + Kristen | Engaged

up interstate 95, the dark clouds kept approaching.  The closer I got, the darker they became. It eventually began to down pour and I thought to myself “welp, this isn’t good”. I was almost to DC and there was no way we were canceling! I had been looking forward to meeting this couple since Kristen first emailed me! Brian and Kristen are both Lawyers in DC and will be getting married in LA next June. They wanted their engagement session to really show off their life together in DC and I was honored that they asked me! I pulled up to Union Station and as I frantically searched for an umbrella, I was hoping that there was just an ounce of

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