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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

  • Beckett | Anytime

occasion that a little one hits the blog. Most of my time is spent with newly engaged couples and brides! So when a little one comes along, it’s definitely a different experience from what I’m used to. However, Beckett was quite the little model and he was such a trooper! It was 42 DEGREES!!!! This poor little guy was freezing but he still managed to give us a few smiles and even a few frowns….cute frowns….”blog worthy” frowns. I loved it. Since I’m not normally a children’s photographer, I felt like I looked rather ridiculous during Beckett’s session … tripping over roots, waving at make believe people, playing “caboose” on the make believe railroad track.

Daddy/Daughter Dance.... with a little surprise!

  • Wedding Wednesday

so so tired of hearing about our wedding.  I understand… I’ve been talking about it for over a year and I can imagine that could get pretty old! … Well, I was going to show some Christmas decor ideas for Wedding Wednesday today (even though it has nothing to do with weddings!) but instead, once again, I chose to do a little post from 101010.  I can’t help it, ok?! I think I’m just trying to relive that day over and over and I’m making all of you go through it with me! There were so many moments in that day that I wish I could replay over and over and over…. and thanks to Katie Beale ….. I can! Katie is a dear dear friend of mine that does amazing things at

Get Married Magazine

  • Featured and Vendor Highlight

worth mentioning. This is possibly the smallest feature in the WORLD! However, I’m not complaining. It’s always fun to see your work published somewhere, especially in a national magazine…. no matter how large or SMALL the feature is. Laurie’s beautiful bouquet was featured in Get Married magazine and I was thrilled! But the real praise should go to the wonderfully talented Holly Chapple. Holly is a florist in the DC area that has a heart of gold and the most amazing creativity imaginable. (She is also a mother of 7! Wonder woman!) A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of shooting some tablescapes with Holly and Janie from The Brides Cafe.

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