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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...

Homemade Soft Pretzels

  • Michael the Baker

I’m not sure if that is the correct way to spell that made-up word or not… but that is what he is. Michael, my husband, is not one to sit around passively and do nothing around the house. Now I will say that he can take naps…..long naps, anytime of day and I don’t think he will ever out grow that.  However, besides his naptime, he is normally getting something done around the house… especially in the kitchen. A lot of women have asked me.. “have you cooked a lot?!”… and my answer has to be “well, no, not really…. Michael likes to cook”.  And this is true. I HELP him cook but I have really only made ONE dinner totally by myself and I had to tell him to leave me

Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia Photographer

  • Robbie + Nicole | Engaged

for a treat! Yup! right here on the blog. You’re going to love this couple and you’re going to love them 10x more when you see their classy 2nd outfit.  Robbie loves to dress up and Nicole had a fabulous pair of heels that had never been worn. This all worked in my favor. We had an amazing time in Colonial Williamsburg last week.  It was a tad chilly but we made it just in time to catch some leaves before they were gone for good. Winter kinda becomes depressing for photographers.  Not much sun, not terrific light, not many colors… so I was happy to have one last session with color that POPS!

The Candy Bar Re-Vamped

  • Wedding Wednesday

Have you ever heard that term used to describe items that have been slightly used. Well, today I am labeling these apothecary jars as “previously loved”. You may recognized this little collection of glass because it was formerly known as the 101010 Candy Bar (my favorite station at the reception!)  It was filled with teal m&m’s, yogurt covered raisens, chocolate caramel balls and vanilla mints.  It was beautiful.  However, like everything else from 101010, after the festivities ended they reclaimed their position in the basement of my parent’s house. Last weekend Michael and I went home to visit and I came back with a CAR LOAD of stuff!

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