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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...

Tag: Stevenson Ridge Wedding


A Purple and Grey Stevenson Ridge Wedding

  • David + Emily

Maybe it was the beautiful venue… or the incredibly sweet first look…. or Emily’s dad’s ability to simultaneously scare you and crack you up with his sarcasm…. whatever it was, Friday’s beautiful Stevenson Ridge wedding was a BLAST to be a part of. David and Emily captured my heart instantly during their engagement session back in the fall and I have been looking forward to their wedding day for QUITE some time now! I remember driving to their engagement session right after leaving a meeting about possibly building the new house… CRAZY how much can happen in 6 months right?! It’s also crazy what can happen in ONE DAY! After the span of 30 minutes, David and Emily went from being engaged to promising FOREVER to one another!! Just like that, they were husband and wife and a beautiful new family was formed! The excitement on both of their faces when they were announced as Mr. and Mrs. Roop was priceless!


A Stevenson Ridge Wedding | Fredericksburg VA Wedding Photographer

  • Ryan + Shannon

I’ve been waiting for this day for a LONG TIME!!! I LOVE shooting friend’s weddings… especially friends that we have been able to watch their relationship unfold over the last several years. I remember living next door to Ryan in college and seeing Shannon walk across our backyard to go hangout with him. (Sounds like I was a creeper looking through the windows… but you could see everything from the Middle House kitchen! :) A few of her friends hung out next door for a few weeks and then we started to notice that JUST Shannon was hanging out at the guy’s house more and more. It wasn’t long before they were official. Ryan and Shannon started dating and they were inseparable. They were best friends from the start and


The Sunflower Wedding | Fredericksburg Wedding Photographer

  • Nathan + Evelyn

You should know by now that I love shooting friend’s weddings. I really do. Is it hard to work and still have time to say hi to people? Yes… but it’s so worth it. I get to be a part of one of the biggest days in my friend’s life and that’s an HONOR! Evelyn has been a part of my life since college….well… not really. Technically she has been apart of my life since MIDDLE SCHOOL. Let me explain. When Michael and I were in Middle School, he was like the older brother I never had and we picked on each other constantly. Our families were really close, we did EVERYTHING together and so we really felt like we were siblings. Our moms decided that during our middle school years, we should be a part of this traveling show choir

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