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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: February 2012

Wedding Wednesday

  • Tips for creating a theme through details

about themes on a wedding day. We had a theme for our wedding… “Vintage Peacock”!  I STILL find random feathers around our house!!  Some brides have their theme nailed down and planned out perfectly…. and some brides are like “Hey, I’m getting married and I could care less about a theme!”. No matter what type of bride I’m working with, I have to be the one that makes the wedding day cohesive! It’s really crazy to think about but the photographer determines the way the wedding day will be remembered. AH! No pressure right?!!  The way we shoot determines the look and feel of the album and the blog post… and those are two main ways

Our House | Before & Afters

  • The Kitchen

has been halfway done for quite some time now. It’s at the phase where it’s “good enough” and so we haven’t made any effort to completely finish it. You can say we’re lazy…. but in reality, we just haven’t had time to focus on putting up beadboard and a new backsplash. We’ve lived in this house for almost a year and a half and I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished in this crazy phase of life. When we bought this little cape cod, I walked in, LOVED it…. and immediately had a list of things that we were going to change. The couple that lived here before us had a very traditional style. Dark pine trim work, dark cabinets, NO color on the walls… yikes!

Lazy Mondays

  • And Remembering the Small Stuff

floor is covered in articles of clothing. Shirts, jeans, jackets, sweatpants, sweaters…. I don’t even remember which ones are clean and which ones need to be added to the massive “Laundry” pile in the hallway.  The kitchen counter has a HUGE stack of mail on the counter and underneath that stack of unread bills and letters is my tax packet that I need to fill out for my CPA…. by the end of this week.  My inbox is overflowing and I still haven’t caught up with emails since our trip to Vegas. I’m hosting a workshop in three weeks and I need to send emails and order food and plan… BIGTIME…. and I have a puppy… a sweet fluffy puppy that we have been

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