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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...

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Why JOY Matters in Business

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I’ve often wondered about this. What makes some people so lovable and others so hard to connect with? Why do some people naturally draw people to themselves and others have trouble doing so? I’ve REALLY noticed this on wedding days. There are some vendors that Michael and I just CLICK with and others who seem like they hate us all day! I don’t think they REALLY hate us…. it just seems like it sometimes. The more I pay attention to this in our own industry, the more I notice it in everyday life.

Don-t let awkward posing ruin your client experience

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  • Don't Let AWKWARD POSING Ruin Your Client Experience!

Photographers…. if you don’t read ANYTHING ELSE this week on my blog… read this! : You may not even be aware of how you are hurting your own business!! This sounds harsh but it’s true! Over the last 8 years in business as a full time wedding photographer, I have realized that I WIN OVER my clients during their first time in front of my camera. This means that the way I POSE, DIRECT and create an INVITING EXPERIENCE is literally the way I create raving fans. What do raving fans do? They bring me more business!! For FREE!

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  • A Sunrise Georgetown Engagement Shoot

Michael and I photographed a wedding this past Saturday in Arlington, Va and the next morning we got up bright and early and photographed an engagement session! I’ll admit that I’m not a morning person but after this early morning Georgetown shoot, I may be changing my tune. There is something so peaceful about being up before the rest of the world. We felt like we had the place to ourselves and it was wonderful!!

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