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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...

& The Mini Rebrand Process

  • A New Website!

time. The time had come once again for a rebrand. It wasn’t a MASSIVE rebrand… it really wasn’t an overhaul at all… it was more of an update. I didn’t really CHANGE my look and the feel of my brand, I just made it sleeker, more modern and more “grown up” if you will. There are VERY few brands that can keep their look the EXACT same forever. My brand wasn’t BAD, but I knew it could be better. The “damask” background of my blog has been a part of my brand for 4 years…. it was time to move on. So in August, when all of my photog friends were changing their looks and it seemed like EVERYONE was having a

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  • Featured Friday

me this same question all the time…. “How do you keep viewers coming back to your blog”. Well, I think that there are numerous things that make a blog really work and succeed…. and one of those things is the PRESENTATION. Healthy, successful blogs almost always have a cohesive, professional look to them! That stuff is so important! I mean think about it, even if my pictures were pretty and my posts were interesting, do you really think you would enjoy reading them if my blog presentation was plain and unprofessional? I doubt it.

You Might Be a First Timer Home Builder If....

  • The New House

any new phase of life, we’re getting advice on our home building process. When we got a puppy, everyone told us what to do and what not to do…. and while some of what we learned about being puppy parents was trial and error…. I don’t want to learn that way when it comes to building our house! There is no room for error! So we’re listening closely to those that have been down the road before. After meeting with our site manager, I’m sure he just laughed at how ridiculously excited we are! I mean, at the time, it was just DIRT. We were excited about DIRT….. because it’s OUR dirt!!

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