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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 Virginia Portrait Photographer

  • The Wagner Sisters

made me want to do a “Sister” session with MY sister! That is the worst part about being a photographer! Everyone else gets nice pictures of their families except you! (believe me, I hear that a lot from my mother!) We desperately need to do a family portrait… and officially include Michael this time! Anyway, Michael and I know the Wagner family through our new church and they are just one of the many families who have welcomed us into this new phase of our lives! It’s crazy that we have only been here a few months…. I feel like I have known these families so much longer and it’s wonderful.

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  • Wedding Wednesday

no to shooting teal things! Never! Especially after doing this fun little shoot with Janie and Holly.  These two wonderful ladies are incredible artists and just really amazing people to spend time with.  Their love for floral designs was so evident as they pieced together random arrangements made from some left over wedding centerpieces. I was completely amazed. It made me want to be a florist! They BEST part about their job is that they’re so passionate about it. Holly has had her flower shop for YEARS and yet she was still squealing when she would find something new to make a bouquet with!  Passion is contagious and I found

Dinwiddie Virginia Wedding Photographer

  • Mike + Emily | Engaged

keep saying that all of these recent sessions were FREEZING… I’m not exaggerating! Not one bit! It’s been COLD in Virginia so far this winter and we have already had a good amount of snow (but I’m still hoping for MORE! I love snow!!!).  So once the temperatures were dropping and the snow fell, Emily emailed me and asked if we should cancel because really, who takes their engagement pictures in 28 degree weather?! No one…… except Mike and Em. I talked her into bundling up and just having a wintery session last week and I’m SO glad we did! The snow does amazing things with light! It’s like having a huge natural

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