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It's Pay Day!

The Story About Our First Paycheck
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It’s funny

to say this…. but I have never truly gotten a REAL paycheck. Sure, I had a high school part time job (Beside’s “Katelyn’s Kraft’s”) but when you’re getting a $250 paycheck… it’s not the same as a REAL paycheck. I’m talking about a “big girl” paycheck.. the kind that had taxes and social security taken out, can pay a majority of your bills and is the same amount every two weeks. I’ve never had this experience… until recently. Michael and I just recently became an S. Corp because it really just made more sense for us. We needed to both be employees of Katelyn James Photography so that our health

Our Home

Back Deck Makeover
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I’ve said

it before… but I have the most amazing family. Today I’m thanking my daddy and my little brother for being just plain AWESOME. Three weeks ago we left for a wedding in DC and while we were gone, Daddy and Corey were at our house giving our little deck a makeover! You see, in true Michael and Katelyn fashion, we tried to coat our deck in faux “Trex” paint that would make it feel like real Trex! Well, that didn’t go so well. Only a few weeks after we coated the deck with this special “goo”… it started to peel up! What a MESS!

Bermuda Bound

Our Tropical Getaway on the Norwegian Breakaway!
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We’re back!

And while I miss that crystal clear teal water, we’re happy to be home with our Bokeh Boy! About one year ago, we were in the heart of wedding season with no break in sight until July. It’s taken us several years to realize that saving one weekend off every now and then throughout wedding season is what we need to stay sane and not become burned out. We planned to save May 10th over a year ago and blocked it off on the calendar. Soon after we blocked it off on the calendar, we booked a Norwegian Cruise to BERMUDA! When you book a cruise, you keep your dates free!

Happy Birthday to Michael!!!

28 Reasons I Love you on your 28th!
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I can’t

believe it’s already May 7th! Again! It seems like yesterday I was telling you that you were getting OLD because you had just turned 27…. and now you’re 28!! :) It’s crazy how fast our years are flying by. It feels like yesterday we were driving to youth group on your old white maxima with the sunroof open. Sometimes I can’t believe how blessed I am to have NEVER known life without you. I can’t even imagine it. My childhood, my awkward years, my first year in high school, college….. you’ve been a part of my life during every. single. season.

People over Pictures

... Crazy Decisions that are Worth It
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Where

am I right now? I’m in PA. What was I doing at this time yesterday? I was hanging out with workshop attendees in our loving room. What am I doing tomorrow? A DC engagement shoot. It’s crazy…. and I never want to be the person that “Wears “BUSY” like a badge of honor”. We’ve all seen that quote pinned a bazillion times. I’m not sharing this because I want the world to know I’m super busy… I’m sharing this because I realized something today. I have always struggled with work/life balance. Am I really working too much? Should I go on vacation with my family even though I have 2 weddings to blog this week?

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