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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: January 2013

The New House

  • A New Standard of Productivity

to think that I was productive…. until I saw the construction of a new house. While I’m spending two hours on email, the workers on our house site are putting up the second floor of our house. While I conquered a week’s worth of little to-do’s, our whole HOUSE was framed. Crazy right?! Those guys are FAST. Michael and I are amazed at how organized the process is. As soon as one phase is complete, the next shipment of supplies is dropped off that evening for the next phase. What used to be a pile of dirt is now a framed outline of our home! It’s wild to drive up everyday and find a dramatic new addition to the project. Today they are finishing

Life is Good

  • Morning Walks & Showit LIVE

most of you are reading from locations outside of VA….but for those of us on the east coast, can we just all agree that the weather the last 7 days has been RIDICULOUS?! I’m not complaining about 75 degrees….. but when you go from 26 degrees to 75 degrees in a matter of a few days, it’s a bit of a shock for the body. I can feel the sniffles coming on! This morning, instead of heading to the gym, Michael and I took Bokeh Boy on a long walk. It was the kind of morning that smells like rain and is just cool enough to keep you comfortable while you’re trucking along.

Why Help?

  • The Hating vs. Helping Dilemma

I first started this business, there weren’t many of us around…. and when I say “us”, I’m referring to young, new, female photographers ready to take on the world. Nowadays, that isn’t the case. In the last 5 years, the photography industry has exploded… big time. In our friend group from college, there used to be two photographers… me and my great friend Jessica. Today, there are at LEAST 6 of us. In the last 4 years I have had over 6 of my brides become photographers and I have 2-3 new photographers signing up for coaching sessions every single month. People are referring to this profession as just the “thing to do”…..

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