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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...

Ten Tips for a New Home Builder

  • Home Building 101

most of you know, we built a house last year!! This time last year they were breaking ground and we were FREAKING OUT!! So exciting and so overwhelming at the same time. We were such newbies and we learned so much through this process! We’ve received some emails from other couples who are entering into the home building stage and while we aren’t pros, we did learn a few things about the whole process!! We built with Eagle Construction in Goochland, VA and there were a few reasons we decided that we HAD to work with this company. Eagle’s floor plans were unlike anything we had seen in the area.

Allowing pressure to push you foward

  • The Pressure is On

we all feel it to some degree. With the exception of babies, every human being experiences PRESSURE to some degree. Pressure to perform, pressure to get things done, pressure to be who other people are expecting you to be…. the list could continue for miles and miles. “Pressure” is a weird feeling to explain because it’s not exactly the same feeling as “stress”. Pressure can be a very positive thing sometimes but when I think of “Pressure”… I think of time, deadlines, expectations, and falling behind. As a small business owner, I feel pressure constantly.

February 2014 | Behind the Scenes

  • The Workshop Experience

it’s official, hosting workshops in our home is one of my all time favorite things. It’s A LOT of work but it’s absolutely wonderful. Michael and I just hosted our 3rd workshop in the house and it was a BLAST! I couldn’t have loved this group more!! We had 6 STATES represented this round! Texas, Tennessee, New Hampshire, Virginia, Maryland and Indiana!! Crazy! We welcomed these new friends into our home on a rainy Monday morning and an hour later, they felt like old friends. By day two we were sitting on the floor of the living room going over websites together and cracking up like we were BFF’s at a sleepover.

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