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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: May 2012

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Ask Anything

  • Prep + Pre-visualization

phrase “Making something outta’ Nothing”?   Maybe the “outta” is the country coming out in me but you get the point. I feel like this phrase perfectly describes that I have to do when  I’m searching out locations for portraits before a wedding day. Some of the places I choose are weird, odd and downright ugly! But hey, if the LIGHT is good….. I’m going to shoot there and luckily, my clients trust me enough to let me do just that. The last wedding I shot took place at a church in Downtown Hampton, VA. While  Hampton is on the water and there are parts of town that used to be over-the-top gorgeous….it can be a little tricky to find

Jason + Julie | Engaged

  • Downtown Harrisonburg Engagement Shoot

everyday… unfortunately, they come in mass amounts and most of them are junk! However, every now and then I’ll find an email that makes the overflowing inbox worth it! Julie’s email was one of those emails! She was engaged, she has been following the blog since the INSPIRED DESIGNS days and she just couldn’t wait to book and make it official! That’s my kind of bride!!! So we did just that. We booked, we started talking about the wedding day and we scheduled an engagement session! Now I’ve shot on JMU’s campus a lot in the last year but EVERY TIME I seem to find a way to make it look totally different

Wedding Wednesday

  • Finding Portrait Locations on the Wedding Day

a lot of things that run through a bride’s mind on her wedding day. Is everyone where they need to be? Is the cake going to show up? Is my hair ok? Are we on schedule?! Did I forget something?! It’s a lot of stress. The LAST thing she needs to be worrying about is “WHERE ARE WE GOING TO TAKE PICTURES?!!”. So this post helps give a little insight about what the role of a photographer should be when prepping for portraits on the wedding day.  If you’re a bride, take a deep breath because your job just got a lot easier!!  If you’re a photographer, this is just a reminder of how we can and SHOULD serve our clients on their wedding day!

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