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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...

From the Bottom of my Heart!

  • Thank You

Thank you! Thank you  so so much! Yes, I’m thanking YOU…. the blog reader. Whoever is reading this, you have been such an integral part of this business. I couldn’t do this without you. Just recently I met with my CPA and we were going over expenses and mileage and all of that stuff that I HATE dealing with…. and after we got to the end of the spreadsheet she said…”Oh, you know what I didn’t see… I didn’t see your expenses for Advertising”.  I responded proudly and said “I don’t pay for advertising!”. Just like that! I probably would have shouted it if it wasn’t my first time meeting her.

Cafe's, cars, and coffee!

  • A Day in Winter Garden

went off at 4am… maybe 4:15…. whatever, it was EARLY… that’s all I remember.  We made it to the airport and flew to the little town of Winter Garden, Florida. By the time we got there, it was only 10am so we got brunch at an amazing french cafe on main street and then started our one day visit to Winter Garden! One of our close friends was getting married at an old fashioned theater that day and we just happened to get in SUPER early. The wedding wasn’t until 4:30 and so we literally had the whole day to explore, eat and take a much needed nap. After brunch, we walked up and down the streets and I shot random

Downtown Richmond Wedding Photographer

  • Jordan + Katy | Engaged | Part II

something so special about my time with couples during their engagement session. It’s really my first time to ever interact with them and it gives me a preview of what to expect for the wedding day!…. After Katy and Jordan’s session.. I can’t WAIT for the wedding day! June can’t come fast enough!! If you missed their PART ONE…. shame on you! It was so much fun! Don’t worry, you can still view it HERE! The second half of their engagement session was shot downtown and think I fell in love with Richmond all over again! The old streets were lined with vintage doors and bright colors…

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