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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...

Pursuit 31 Conference | Rome, GA

  • 5 Takeaways from P31 2014

It’s only day two… and I already feel like I’ve learned enough about myself that I could come home right now and work on those issues for the next year until the next p31 conference! Whew! What a few days…. full of lots of hugs, seeing really old friends, great food, hard talks, a few tears and a few realizations! While I wish I could just pour my heart out completely… there’s no time for that on here. Tomorrow is day 3 and I’m speaking!! AH! So I have to go continue prepping!! But before I do that, here are my top 5 things that I’m come to realize over the last 48 hours.

A Rustic Barn Wedding | Ohio Wedding Photographer

  • Ben + Carlyn

Every wedding season we have a spell where we don’t realize it, but we’re in need of a pick-me-up. We always become aware of how much we needed this pick-me-up after it happens and that makes it that much sweeter. So Michael and I have been on the go a lot recently and if i’m being honest, it can be hard. Living at Hampton Inn after Hampton Inn is not a glamorous as it may sound. (We do however get free internet and breakfast which is pretty fabulous in my book!) Sometimes when we’re in a season like this, we don’t realize it but we get to a place where we are being challenged and inspired. Ben and Caryln’s wedding was just that. It was totally fresh and something NEW to shoot! I’ve never had a chance to shoot a gown from Anthropologie’s bridal line until their wedding day and just in case the gown wasn’t fun enough, the apartment that they rented for the girls to get ready is was INCREDIBLE!

5 Simple Must- Haves to Increase Blog Traffic

  • Ask Anything

If there is one thing I have learned about blogging, it’s that I’ll never be perfect at it. I’m constantly telling you all about my many spelling errors.. it drives my momma CRAZY! And the truth is, there is actually a lot that I could be doing to help grow and maintain my blog but life just gets in the way sometimes! I was recently asked if I used TAGS on my blog posts for SEO purposes and my response was “Well, I used to!!!”. And that’s the truth! I used to tag every wedding with descriptive key words and I did this religiously!

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