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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 2011

Behind the Scenes

  • The 2011 Wedding Recap

I have been viewing some photographer’s blogs where they do an “end of the year review” and I love those posts.  I don’t know what I love about them so much. It’s just fun to see what everyone has accomplished and to get a “sneak peek” into what their job looks like behind the scenes. Welp! Here is my “behind the scenes” post for 2011 and I have to admit… my “behind the scenes” images are a little less than professional.  This post includes shots of me getting hung up in a briar patch, showing off less than desirable dance moves and almost tripping over a hole.  It’s really not very impressive!

Wedding Wednesday

  • A Modern Coca-cola Christmas Inspiration

I get a little ahead of myself. I woke up this morning with a list of christmas things to get done and then there was a “business” to-do list as well. One of those “Business” to-do’s was to blog Wedding Wednesday. But I wanted it to be a GOOD one. Well, it takes some work to make a GOOD Wedding Wednesday and you can’t do it halfway. So, what was once supposed to be a simple post, has turned into a entire styled shoot in my kitchen…. complete with a lighting setup and fresh flowers. I know, this is ridiculous. However, I enjoy this stuff.

Ask Anything

  • The Overall Album Design Process

photographers have asked about two different topics. They ask 1. How do you shoot so many portraits and 2. How do you shoot with an album in mind. Well the answers to these two questions are closely related! The way I shoot portraits ensures that I will have a ton to choose from AND that the album spreads will be cohesive.  This past week I have been working HARD on album designs. I think I’ve completed almost 8 of them and I’m on a roll! Before we get too far into this post, let me explain my album process. I like to design my albums first, with the images that I think look the best.

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