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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...

Logan + Tori | Engaged

  • A Summery Engagement Shoot in Church Hill | Virginia Wedding Photographer

Anytime that we’re shooting in the late summer I’m always praying for a little relief from the heat. It’s HOT in Virginia in July and August. Thankfully, Tori and Logan chose Libby Park for their portraits and there was an amazing breeze that broke up the intense August humidity!! We weren’t the only ones taking advantage of the beautiful location and perfect light. We passed THREE different photographer friends during this shoot!! It was a fun evening capturing this exciting new season in Tori and Logan’s lives, but it was also so great just getting to know them even better.

Ten Years Later

  • Happy 10th Anniversary to KJP!

Can you believe it? Ten years…. it has been a DECADE since I bought a little Canon Rebel xti and started taking pictures of my college friends around campus. It’s been ten years since I had a dream of actually charging someone for portraits and learning how to shoot completely manually. It’s been a decade of learning, growing, and working REALLY…. REALLY… REALLY hard. Sometimes when people find me online for the first time, I’ll receive questions like….

Evy | 16 Months Old

  • Pictures & Memories from 12-16 Months

It feels like forever since I’ve blogged a family blog post like this! I am beyond proud of myself that I did monthly blog posts of Evy’s first year! I never planned on continuing that pattern past the one year mark simply because it was SO MUCH WORK but I did plan on sharing family photos every 3 months or so. Well, I got a little behind and it’s understandable given our life this year. 2018 was nothing like we thought it would be. We thought from January until now, we would be enjoying our final months as a family of three. Instead, we were trying to survive our very sad season with baby James. I still took photos with my “real camera” but I didn’t have the energy to edit them.

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