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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...

About Busyness, Joy and Love

  • A Self-Reminder

Right now… we’re crazy. Life is a bit crazy. Our schedule is a bit crazy. We chose this when we said yes to a lot of things and didn’t say no to many. We don’t pride ourselves on “busy-ness” and I’m actually trying to get away from saying “Oh we’re just busy” when people ask how we are because that’s not really the correct answer. When people ask “How are you guys doing?! , the answer should be “We’re doing well, we’re blessed and we’re thankful for all that we have been able to accomplish recently…. we’re also a wee bit tired”. :) Life is crazy… good crazy.

For Beginners | The 35mm vs. The 100mm Macro

  • Ask Anything

So many photographers have questions about what lens they should get next! For many, a new professional lens is a big commitment and this isn’t a decision that is taken lightly. While I wish I had all of the answers and the perfect opinion about gear and lens priorities, I can only offer what I have learned from my own personal experience. When I started my business, I was young and in college. Every payment that came into my account was spent on gear and equipment. Someone once told me that I shouldn’t expect to make any money my first year in business and they were right.

7 Days on the Other Side of the World

  • Australia 2014

were moments when I just had to keep reminding myself “We’re closer to CHINA right now than we are to HOME! WEIRD!!!”. Sometimes when you fly for 15 hours and don’t sleep for 24 hours, you forget just how CRAZY it is that you’re half a world away from home and all that’s familiar to you. Michael and I flew to Sydney Australia at the end of July after an engagement session and a double header weekend. It was actually a great way to travel because we were so tired that we slept for a large portion of that super long flight from LAX to Sydney!

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