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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...

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,

And a whole lot of food!

  • A Day of Thanksgiving

Yay for eating way too much food, being with family, and getting to hangout in the mountains! This year Michael and I decided to spend the Thanksgiving holiday in the beautiful mountains of Charleston, WV! Michael’s Aunt Susan and Uncle Ed’s house has been an infamous location in the Alsop family for years! Michael and I came to visit several times during high school and we were so excited to come back! Michael’s family has felt like my family since BEFORE we started dating (8 years ago!!!).  However, it had been fun being here and being a REAL Alsop for the first time! I love it! Today we did a whole lot of nothing and it was wonderful.

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