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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!Β  Read more...

Why We Love Leather Craftsmen

  • Legacy Albums

6 YEARS of shooting, I’ve ordered quite a few albums. I’ve been to a few tradeshows and I’ve seen a lot of different album companies. Now I’m not blogging and saying that any company is worse than the other because honestly, I’ve only ever ordered ONE other sample album from one other company besides Leather Craftsmen. I’ll be the first to admit that there are some VERY desirable aspects to other album companies…. streamlined ordering systems, crazy fast turn around times, community within their users, etc.

The Wedding Flim

  • Joe + Emily | Part 4

you think you’ve seen the last of my sister’s wedding posts…. I surprise you with one more!!! :) Seriously, I should pay my sister and new brother in law for giving me so much fun blog content this wedding season! It has been so much fun being a part of this exciting season of their life! Now if I had to list ONE thing from my own wedding day that I wish I had done differently, it would have been to hire a videographer. I should have invested in that… what was I thinking?! Thankfully a sweet friend of ours took clips on my old Mark II and we do have a handmade film that means the world to me!!!!

Mini guide Ideas

  • The Collection

been blown away with all of the support and response to The Collection that was launched a few weeks ago! I still can’t believe it’s LIVE! It’s definitely a learning experience for us! We’re so excited to fill this online shop with a ton of resources for photographers and small business owners! The most surprising aspect of the launch was seeing the explosion of mini-guides!! These are 5 page PDF’s full of educational content on one “mini” subject! I LOVED the idea of these mini-guides and I was hoping that others would love it too! I was right!!

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