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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...

Williamsburg Wedding Photographer

  • Craig + Laura | Engaged

If Laura had to move the wedding up to this weekend, I’m confident she could pull it off. She has basically planned her whole wedding and it’s going to be here until May! I envy her organization. I always said I was going to have one of those huge Martha Stewart wedding planning books to keep all of my planning straight… but uh, that didn’t happen. Instead, I have a box that is full of random receipts, ribbons, invoices…. it’s a mess. But hey! I only have a few weeks left and then the planning is done. Why organize now, right?! It’s slowly coming together and we are not as unorganized as I make us out to be. Things are falling into place…

Fredericksburg Square | Jepson Alumni Center Wedding Photographer

  • Brian + Cathy

…a long list. This list consisted of 100 things he was looking for in a girl. From listening to friends and family during the wedding day, it was easy to figure out that Brian is extremely type A. He’s organized and precise and so when Cathy came among and heard about his list…. she made him tell her about it…. on their 2nd date! Brian told this story at the reception and he ended it by explaining that Cathy met 99 of the 100 on his list and that he was just going to have to get used to the cats. He also thanked her for making him a better man, for loving him and for being everything he could have ever dreamed for in a wife. I LOVE this couple and I loved getting to know them on their wedding day. We didn’t get to do engagements and so…

The Invitation Process

  • Wedding Wednesday

When I first thought to put peacock feathers on EVERY invitation, it sounded like a great idea! Well, after Michael’s mom and I finally figured out how we wanted to make them, we quickly realized we were going to need some help! A LOT of help! Making 350+ invitations by hand is no easy task!… especially when they include hot glue and feathers! We had multiple nights of gluing and cutting and folding. One night we had an invitation party! I can’t thank everyone enough for their help! Mimi, Jan, Bobbi, Sarah, Anna, Caroline, Laura, Gayle, Megan, Daddy, Momma, and Michael… you’re so awesome!

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