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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: June 2012

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Clint + Cary

  • A Tropical Destination Wedding in St. John, Virgin Islands | Caneel Bay

I’m sure you’re thinking to yourself, “Didn’t Katelyn JUST blog about being a consistent blogger and she hasn’t blogged today?!”.  Yes, I’m a little behind today. Michael and I got home at 3:30am and my schedule is still a little thrown off. However, the good news is that even though this is a late blog post, it’s a GREAT one!! I can’t wait to share this beautiful destination wedding! Michael and I took two days and vacationed in St. Thomas and then spent two days in St. John preparing and then shooting a destination wedding at Caneel Bay Resort.  It was beautiful! I love destination weddings for obvious reasons…the beaches, the experience, the weather…. but I also love them because I have

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  • Quantity vs. Quality in Blogging

Let’s be honest. Blogging EVERY WEEKDAY is hard work. REALLY hard work! It takes time, creativity, spell checking (which I’m horrible at!) and consistency! It’s not something that just happens… I have to PLAN it out and MAKE it happen. Some days I roll out of bed and the LAST thing I want to do is write up a blog post. But I do it anyway. Why? Because CONSISTENCY matters. In my opinion, consistency makes it or breaks it in the blogging world! Now do I think that EVERYONE needs to blog EVERY day? No,….. but it is helpful.  The two top blogs that I check DAILY are Justin and Mary and Jasmine’s.  Why do I check them first EVERYDAY?

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  • Bokeh is Ready to Relax!

time this is published, we’ll be on the beaches in the Virgin Islands! Michael is assisting me as I shoot a wedding there on Sunday. We decided to go a few days early and take a mini-vacation before the work begins and we’re pumped! …. and so is Bokeh! Bokeh gets to spend a few days at Grandma’s house!! And he LOVES visiting both of them! Bobbi and Mike buy him a new treat every time he visits and my family lives on 10 acres and Bokeh gets to RUN FREE! So when he gets to go to Grandma’s…. no matter which one it is… he’s EXCITED!! By this time we’re probably missing him a little bit but I’m sure he’s doing just fine without us!!

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