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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...

Happy 1st Birthday Baby James

  • Celebrating Our Baby in Heaven

It’s hard to believe it’s been a full year since we met our sweet Baby James and also said goodbye to him. So much has happened and so much has changed. I gave birth to our third baby just 8 days ago and life is very full. Full of diapers, full of emotions and full of gratefulness. If you had told me on this day last year that I would be holding an 8 day old, healthy baby boy one year later, I wouldn’t have been able to believe it. But here we are, celebrating our sweet baby in heaven while holding a new baby boy in our arms.

FREE TRAINING VIDEO: Tips from Two Engagement Sessions

It’s a new month and we JUST released a brand new episode of KJ ALL ACCESS!! This month our members are getting to watch me photograph two very different engagement sessions! One session was shot on a bright, sunny day but we were surprised by a raging river and almost no option for a shooting location! The second shoot was beautiful but we were extremely crunched for daylight because it was abnormally dark and overcast!!

Evy’s Nursery

  • A Baby Pink Polka Dot Nursery

Well, I never thought that I would be the girl who blogged her child’s nursery AFTER her daughter’s 2nd birthday… but that is totally who I have become… and it’s ok. I think I’m lucky to have just FINISHED her nursery after what the last two years have brought us. When Evy was just 4 months old, we started our Hip Dysplasia journey with her left hip, and we entered our first round of being in “survival mode”. Our 8 hour sleeper turned into a little girl who didn’t know how to sleep in a hip brace and cried every hour.

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