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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...

Wedding Photography Behind The Scenes

  • A Harsh Light First Look

Have you ever had a client make a photo request that makes you uneasy??? Here’s an example..…. What do you do when a bride asks you to shoot her FIRST LOOK in HARSH LIGHT! She wanted to have her venue in the background of all of her first look images and I mean, I understand why she wanted this. Her venue was epic! The problem was that in order to make her request happen, we had to photograph one of the most important and emotional parts of the day in bright, harsh, mid-day light!

Graham’s Fourth Month

Graham’s fourth month made me realize all over again that it just gets better and better. We’re getting to know who this precious little guy is and we love him more and more. He’s so chill. From week 6 to 8 we worried about his fussiness because he just didn’t seem to ever be constantly happy but wow have the tables have turned. He’s such a little ball of HAPPY! He’s smiling at everyone and making them melt. He’s laughing and giggling. He’s content to just be left staring at the ceiling for a while.

Doug + Katelyn | Engaged

  • Countryside Engagement Session | Eastern Maryland

I remember getting her email and thinking “Hey! We spell our name the same way!!”. We had seen each other and chatted at a conference prior to her email and I just loved Katelyn’s sweet smile and fun personality. I hear the words “I’m going to email you once I get a ring!” ALL of the time and it happens about 10% of the time because of budget but Katelyn was committed and SO excited. I knew as soon as I received her email that she was going to be the most perfect KJ Bride! She loves photography (she’s an amazing photographer herself!) and she loves Doug with all of her heart. That’s the perfect combo and we couldn’t wait for their shoot!!

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