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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...

Southern Weddings V5, The Knot, Grey Likes...

  • Featured

we spent the day with Justin & Mary and their amazing crew in DC for the “What’s Next” tour! …. and when I say we spent the DAY… I mean ALL DAY. 10+ hours! That’s how much we love them.  It was SUCH a fun time. I just adore the photographers from the surrounding areas. They are simply amazing, genuine and sweet!! I had the chance to see some old faces, some new faces and some friends that flew in all the way from CA!! We have one of those great CA friends staying with us for the day as we prepare for the Global SHARE that’s being broadcasted live from our house…

January 2013 | Crystal, Erin, Judith, Christy & Elizabeth

  • Coaching

one thing that photographers, for the most part, really don’t LOVE to do… and that’s get on the other side of the camera!! Every time I have a coaching session and we’re finishing lunch, I announce, “Ok, time for some headshots!” and the girls just give me a look like “Oh no, not that part!”.  No one is excited about the portraits!!! …. And I totally understand why. As photographers, we are SO comfortable BEHIND that camera. The thought of us being in front of a camera ia terrifying!! Oh the irony!! Aren’t we the ones who are suppose to make our clients FEEL amazing during their shoot? And yet we HATE having our own pictures taken?

The Key to Moving Forward

  • Anxiety vs. Ambition

so many things changing for us and the business. Having a full time partner is amazing… and challenging. I’ve done this for 4 years on my own… and I’m MORE than willing to share the load!! …. But we’re still figuring out what that is going to look like. Our schedules are finally getting a little bit back to normal and that means that we’re ready to sit down and plan out this new phase of life together. What will our mornings look like? What will our responsibilities look like? What big projects should we attempt first? When are our work hours?  How many weddings can we commit to in 2013 since we’re a team now?

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