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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...

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A Rustic Nautical Inspired Wedding | Maryland Wedding Photographer

  • Jameson + Lauren

It’s mid October! Can you believe it?! I’m just trying to wrap my mind around the fact that I’m only 5 weddings away from the end of my busy wedding season! How did that happen?! I feel like it was just April and I was just getting started! Jameson and Lauren’s wedding day has seemed SO far off for such a long time, it was almost surreal to be shooting it!! Ever since their engagement session, I have been thinking about this wedding and all that Lauren was planning. She shared some ideas with me and I knew it was going to be beautiful but I had NO idea how AWESOME their theme would be!! Jameson and Lauren LOVE the water.

Mount Victoria Plantation Engagement Session

  • Dustin + Brittani | Engaged

for shoots isn’t always the easiest task….especially when you’re long distance. Brittani and Dustin are living in South Carolina but Britt grew up in Maryland and so they decided to make a trip home for their engagement shoot. Since Britt is a fabulous photographer (check out her cute blog!), we both knew that their location needed to be beautiful and very “them”. That’s why it’s so great to work with other photographers! They just GET stuff like that automatically! So when Brittani told me that she found a location that was owned by a friend at home, I was all for it! I was excited… just like any shoot…

The Beautiful Bouquet Wedding | Running Hare Vineyard

  • Harry + Brittany

the hotel room where the girls were getting ready and gave Britt a big hug! This girl was SO excited to get married and her day was FINALLY here! Her bridesmaids surrounded her as she continued getting ready and then the flowers came… and everyone stopped in their tracks. Brittany caught a glance at her dream bouquet and she started tearing up.  Some don’t understand this. Why get emotional over a BOUQUET?! …. Well I’ll try to explain because I know exactly what Britt was feeling in that moment. As a bride who loves details and styling, I had poured my heart and soul into making my wedding day exactly what I had dreamed it would be….and when I saw it all coming together and all the

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