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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...

Instagram Recap!

  • Connect Retreat

started with a bike ride. During the amazing Pursuit 31 Women’s conference last fall, Jody Gray and I went on a bike ride with a few others around the property. We stopped at a little church for a breather and started chatting about how amazing Winshape Retreat center was. The topic of doing something for “Couples” came up and while we both thought it sounded like a great idea, that was the end of our dreaming. However, a few months later, Jody contacted me and said that this was really something that she felt like the Lord was calling them to do…. and so we

A Lakeside Engagement Shoot

  • Cody + Mindy | Engaged

been unseasonably cold here in VA the last few weeks. It’s strange! When I woke up at 6am to get ready for Cody and Mindy’s early morning shoot last Saturday the temperature was in the 40’s!! What?! In MAY?! The weather has been so strange. I’m not complaining though because I’ve heard that once the weather is warm for good, that’s when the cicadas are coming out! If you’re not on the east, you probably have no idea

Michael is 27!

  • Happy *Late* Birthday!

to figure out how to thank someone who does so much for you on a daily basis. Michael and I have a unique relationship because we’re really not normal compared to most households and marriages. We don’t get up at 7am and head off to work and then return at 5pm. We don’t have a weekly schedule that we stick to religiously. We don’t even have a SCHEDULE! Well, there’s somewhat of a schedule…. but it changes constantly because of our lifestyle. We’re never really separated and my world is his world. To some, this would be too much. I actually worried about this aspect of our

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