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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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Bokeh Behind the Scenes

  • The Workshop From a Bichpoo's Perspective

Bokeh boy has the power to derail absolutely ANY point that I’m trying to make while teaching at the workshop! Multiple times during our workshops, Bokeh will have what we call a “Bichon” moment where he SPRINTS into the living room with a toy flying through the air. He’s basically making a scene to make sure EVERYONE still knows how cute he is! It doesn’t matter how great I’m teaching, I can’t help but stop and laugh at how ridiculous he’s being!!!

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The Workshop Experience

  • February 2015 | Behind the Scenes

I’m constantly amazed at how we seem to get the absolute BEST group of people together for our workshops!! After day two girls from Texas and VA were like besties and Bokeh had licked almost everyone in the face at least once! Personalities meshed and our attendees were quick to encourage and be patient when questions took a little longer than expected. The respect amongst this group of photographers blew me away. I always get nervous before workshops…. always.

Choosing Imperfections and gaining your life! by Katelyn James Photography

Choosing Imperfection

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Last week I got an email from Lara Casey asking if I had any recent, practical life examples of how I was “choosing imperfection”. Well, this wasn’t a weird question for me because I know Lara and I know what she means and how she thinks. I’m not putting myself in the same category as Lara Casey…she’s amazing!! … But I do think that we’re similar in the way that our brains work thinking about ideas and business. There are always new ideas and the motivation to GET IT ALL DONE!! …. And yet there is also a struggle to choose life over work.

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