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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...

Corey's Room

  • Surrounded by Dreams

drill this into your head from the time you begin kindergarden…”Believe in yourself! Accomplish your dreams!”.  I remember being told that when I was in primary school….all the way through Mrs. Douglas’s english class senior year. However, at the time…. I had no clue what my dreams were. I remember sitting in Trig with one of my close friends and she decided she wanted to be a national geographic photographer…. and I said “Oh… and I’ll be a professional scrapbooker!”…. and I was serious. At the time I liked 3 things….Yearbook, scrapbooking, and crafts.

Potted Plants, World Market, & Grilled Cheese

  • Good Things

…I know. You’re probably thinking… “Oh Katelyn… what are you talking about now?!”.  These 3 things have NOTHING to do with one another!  Welp! These are just some recent “Good Things” that have caught my attention recently and so I’m going to share them… as random as they may be, they are all definitely worthy to be a on a “Good things” post! “Good things” aren’t always cute and stylish and they most certainly do not ALWAYS photograph well. This series exist simply to share a little piece of randomness from my life and maybe someone will be able to adopt one of these “good things” and love them just as much as I do. So lets get to it!

Hampton Roads Wedding Photographer

  • Alex + Rachel | Engaged

my FIRST worship team practice, EVER….. and there he was. Alex Vargas. At first sight, he can be intimidating… he’s always taller than everyone in the room… however, I quickly found out that Alex Vargas is one of the most gentle spirited people I have ever met. Someone once described him as a big teddy bear and I think that title fits him perfectly. He cares so deeply for people and even though he may never show up to practice on time… he’s one INSANELY TALENTED musician. Alex actually played in the band at OUR wedding ceremony and so when Alex and Rachel asked me to be a part of THEIR wedding day, of course

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