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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: July 2011

My Evolution of B&W

  • Finding Your Style

recently hit the place in my business where I can look back on my images from this time LAST year and still like them.  Isn’t that STRANGE? I’m so so picky. You have no idea. I’m picky about my style, my post processing, the images I choose to blog…… I think “obsessive” would be a good way to describe it. I desperately want “my style” to be consistent. I want my editing to also be consistent. One area of editing that has really changed for me are my BLACK and WHITE images. It’s taken me forever to really figure out what I love!! For the longest time, I had a sepia tone to my B&W shots.  It wasn’t over the top

 

Ben + Mary | Everyday

  • Richmond Portrait Photographer | Deep Run Park

these two?! They were married last May, right before our graduation from CNU! Then, after only being married a few months, they left for TANZANIA!! Crazy!! They have been living there and working with Young Life and doing amazing things for the Lord. They were gone 11 months and just returned home for a visit. Because they were getting married while Mary was trying to finish college, there wasn’t much time for an engagement session and so they contacted me a few weeks ago to see if they could do their e-session now!!

Wedding Wednesday

  • Themes | Summer Mod

boards gives me the urge to plan ANOTHER wedding! Really, it’s so much fun. I think my 2nd dream job would be a high-end wedding planner with brides that would give me total creative control and an UNLIMITED budget!! Wouldn’t that be amazing?!! There are so many ideas and themes and color combinations out there these days. It used to be that you picked your colors, you picked florals and that was it. Done. Now, brides are taking it a step further and really playing up the “theme” of their wedding.  This creates a cohesive, overall “look” for the whole event.  My mom told me when we

 

 

 

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