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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...

West Virginia Portrait Photographer

  • Will | Senior

Thanksgiving trip to Michael’s Aunt Susan and Uncle Ed’s home in Charleston, WV we took some portrait’s for Michael’s cousin… and when I say “we”… I mean that I took the pictures and Michael followed me around distracting all of the dogs so that they wouldn’t join in the picture! ha! It was by far the fastest senior session I have EVER done in my life. I should have timed myself because I’m pretty sure I beat the Senior Session world record. Will’s pictures were done in about 15 minutes! It helped that Susan has a beautiful yard! Doing senior portraits for a boy is so different than shooting portraits for a girl. Girls get into it….like REALLY into it.

First Looks

  • Ask Anything

….they might possibly be the best new wedding trend out there. When I first heard about doing a “First Look” I thought to myself…”that’s cool… but I’ll NEVER do it for my own wedding”.  Ohh I can be SO wrong sometimes! Not only did Michael and I share a First Look on our wedding day, I also encourage ALL of my couples to do one as well! First Looks are amazing and SO incredibly helpful to photographers! I have had several photographers ask about First Looks recently and so I thought that maybe I should do an Ask Anything post about them! I’m definitely not a pro at shooting them but I have had more couples

A Night of Jazz at Gayton Baptist Church

  • Jazz Nativity!

Love coffee?!!  Love CHRISTMAS?! Then you’ll LOVE Jazz Nativity at Gayton Baptist Church! Gayton Baptist is our new church home in the West end of Richmond and we are so excited to a part of their Christmas Season. Ever since we started talking to this church, we have been hearing about the Jazz Nativity! Evidently it’s a big deal!! We’re excited to experience a relaxed evening  of coffee and amazing music.  If you’re free DECEMBER 4th or 5th, live in Richmond and are up for little Jazz concert,

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