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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...

Monthly Archives: December 2010

Wants, Needs, & the "C" Word

  • The Basics of Branding

how much time I WASTE looking at my ginormous list of blogs that I check daily!  It’s one of my favorite parts of the day…. checking my “List” of blogs.  It’s great to get inspiration and ideas… but sometimes I admire all these other blogs and I get tired of my blog! I start looking at other amazing brands and I find myself getting bored with mine. (I’m the girl that would re-decorate a room EVERY season if Michael would let me!). I get bored VERY quickly and I LOVE LOVE LOVE branding and marketing so I can easily grow sick of my “look” and jealous of another’s style. I was just talking to my friend Korie Lynn Herold about this the other day!

Christopher + Rebecca

  • Shelby, North Carolina Wedding Photographer

before the wedding, it was 30 degrees in Virginia. I was hoping and praying that that wouldn’t be the case in North Carolina for the wedding Saturday! Luckily, it was in the 50’s and was perfectly sunny.  To make this wedding even better, these were friend’s of Michael’s and they are the most GORGEOUS couple. Haymes (Christopher) and Becca have beautiful smiles and huge hearts and I was so honored to be a part of their celebration! However, even though I knew the couple and knew some of the guests and had my husband with me the whole time… I was still nervous. I always get butterflies before weddings. It’s like the reality of how much pressure this jobs entails hits me all at once and I become nervous.

Wedding Wednesday

  • Wedding Programs

think that after shooting so many weddings, I would have remembered EVERYTHING that wedding planning should entail. Well, that is so not true. I remember it being last august and my mother mentioning “Umm, KK… are you going to have PROGRAMS for your wedding? We probably need to get on that”.  I remember DREADING and I mean reallllllllly dreading designing these things because I knew that as I started to design them, we would think of more and more things we needed to add and this 1 page program would quickly become a booklet.  So jokingly, I present to you the 101010 Wedding Booklet. It was 3 pages front and back and

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