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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...

Richmond Wedding Photographer

  • Drew + Kelsey | Engaged

friends… some photographers hate it, some love it. I happen to be one that LOVES it. What better way to capture a couple’s personality! I met Drew a LONG time ago…. well, like 6 years ago (when you’re only 22, 6 years is a LONG time!)  Michael and Drew met at CNU and later became roommates. I was in high school and my only goal on the weekends was to try to find some way to make it down to Newport News. I loved it there. I loved CNU, I loved Michael’s friends and I loved feeling like a college student! It’s hard to be believe those days are gone. College is over now and a LARGE percentage of our college friends are tying the knot!

Richmond, Virginia Wedding Photographer

  • Whit + Sydni

It’s such a perfect time to be married… for MANY reasons. 1. It’s not 110 degrees, it may be a little chilly at times but I would personally rather be a little chilly than dying in the heat! 2. It’s pretty much in the “Off” season for weddings and that means wedding vendors aren’t exhausted. I know this was true for me. I took a little break in October and hadn’t shot a wedding in over a month and a 1/2! I was ready to get back in the game! Whit and Sydni’s wedding was the perfect one to start back with! They had a BEAUTIFUL ceremony so focused on the Lord and the gift that marriage is. I loved it. Sydni was gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous. Her dress fit her like a glove and when she walked, it made her look as if she

The Keepsake Dilema

  • Wedding Wednesday

I’m stuck. I have so much 101010 stuff left that I don’t know what to save and what to keep. I love it all. Some of the larger wedding decor may be finding a new home soon but it’s all the smaller things that get me. I just want to keep it all…. but I live in a 1300 sq ft cape cod with NO CLOSET SPACE and no basement! So, the remains of the 42 centerpieces are scattered all over the place in my parent’s basement. I’m gradually going through some of it piece by piece. I brought a box home of some of the little things I loved and Michael gave me a look that said “and where is all of this going?”.  Ha! I have no clue! I just want to keep it because I love remembering that day!

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