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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...

Belmead Mansion Engagement Shoot

  • Seth + Stacey | Engaged

discovering that there is SO much around me that I have never discovered. That’s one of the many reasons I LOVE being in/near the Richmond, Virginia area! If you want to find cool, ancient and historic places to shoot, this is your city! It’s amazing. Not only is the city full of great locations, the outskirts of Richmond are full of old historic mansions and plantations! Some are open to the public and some are not. Before their shoot, Stacey sent me a link to Belmead Mansion and I realized it was only 30 minutes from me! What?! We drove into the depths of Powhatan county and found this awesome

Tuckahoe Plantation Wedding Photographer

  • Evan + Patricia | Engaged

this week at the beautiful Tuckahoe Plantation for their engagement pictures. I knew they were excited because I’ve been emailing with Patricia for what seems like forever!! :) However, I didn’t know until our session that she had a COUNTDOWN going for their eshoot!! So cute! I just love these two! Evan and Patricia met at their church and are finishing up at Virginia Tech. I totally remember those days. It’s tough to plan a wedding AND graduate AND figure out where you’re going to live AND find jobs. Whew! It seems like just yesterday Michael and I were in the same situation.

A Mill at Fine Creek Wedding | Powhatan, VA

  • Josh + Katie

They have been separated for a long time. Because of Josh’s job in the military, distance has become something that Katie is very familiar with. Josh has literally been a world away from her during different points of their relationship. I can’t even imagine how hard that must be. Because Josh is currently stationed in WA state, we weren’t able to do an engagement session…and you know I LOVE engagement sessions. They really help couples get to know me and get a feel for what it’s like in front of the camera! Well, Josh and Katie obviously didn’t need that practice session because they were PROS in front of the camera. I would be explaining a pose and then look up and they were already doing what I wanted them to do. AMAZING! Not only was their portrait time amazing.. their whole DAY was amazing! I just LOVE shooting at the The Mill at Fine Creek. It’s probably one of my FAVORITE venues in Virginia!! And that’s saying something because VA has some incredible venues!

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