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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: November 2012

Going with the Flow

  • A Lesson Learned from McDonalds

nervous to write this post because I don’t want it to be taken the wrong way.  There are bad connotations that go along with the phrase “Going with the Flow”. As business owners, we are supposed to be UNIQUE and strive for new ideas that make us stand out and attract attention. However, I think there are a few areas where we have to pay attention to trends and adjust to them in order to stay relevant. Naturally…. this post is heading in a “Re-Branding” direction! This idea started one day while Michael and I were driving down Broad Street, heading to the Scion dealership to pick up the Toaster from it’s regular checkup…

Christmas Decor

  • And Turning "Work" Off

noticeable change happening in our life right now. It’s called “The End of Wedding Season”. It’s the time of the year when things begin to slow down a bit. I start going to bed at a decent hour… and sure, there is still a ton to be done but it’s more manageable.  I have time to work on albums, hunker down on big projects and still end the workday at 6pm. The GREATEST part of this new season is that I have several WORK FREE Saturdays! Isn’t that wonderful?! I’m trying to get better at turning my “work” mind off when it’s after hours. If you’re a small business owner (aka workaholic)…. it’s hard to do. My whole family was watching the VA/VT game on Saturday

 

Blake + Rita | Engaged

  • A Firehouse Engagement Shoot

shooting, I mentioned how Rita was the one who convinced me to tryout for Volleyball in Middle School…. and then I quickly added that it became painfully obvious that volleyball was not “my thing” after a few games. That’s when I thought my friendship with Rita started but she reminded me that we actually went to PRESCHOOL together!! We first met at the “Little School at the Grove”  as toddlers! Who would have thought that we would grow up and I would be photographing her wedding?! It’s such a small, wonderful world and I loved every minute of my time with these two.

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