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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...

Tips and Tricks for Small Businesses

  • Instagram

was a time when Facebook was the ONLY social media tool that was worth a small business owner’s time. Well, like everything in the internet world, things have changed. I can’t say that I know exactly what Facebook will be like in 5 years but there are a few things I’m realizing right now about this aspect of the social media world. Facebook is making it harder and harder for small businesses to reach an audience. Why? Well, it’s genius on their part. They allowed businesses to start up and use Facebook marketing for FREE and now that millions of businesses depend on Facebook

A Clifton Inn Winter Wedding

  • Aaron + Melissa

It was a bit chilly on Saturday but that didn’t stop the excitement of Aaron and Melissa’s big day. We arrived to a house of bridesmaids, makeup artists and family members running around and preparing for the big day! The joy was contagious. As Melissa sat in the beautiful dining room at Colina Farm and had her makeup done, her bridesmaids ooh’d and ahh’d over how amazing she looked and she wasn’t even in her dress yet! It’s true, Melissa looked stunning. Now I have to admit that when I was shooting her details, I picked up her dress and I was SHOCKED at how light it was! It’s probably the smallest wedding dress I have ever shot! Melissa is so petite and it made shooting her dress so easy! I could hang it anywhere! I loved shooting details in the pure white room that the girls were getting ready in. White walls, big windows, white floors, rustic old furniture.. it was a dream! I could have shot the whole wedding day in that room!

Editing Manually | Part 2

  • Ask Anything

workshop attendees can attest to the fact that I’m easily distracted. I could start a really great conversation about pricing and end up talking about the weather in a matter of seconds. It just happens. So it’s not a surprise that I started an “Ask Anything” series on “Manual Editing” and have yet to finish it! Well, today is PART TWO! Get excited!! For those that have been patiently waiting for this since February of LAST YEAR… no worries, here’s your part two. It only took me 12 months to get this done (I’m so embarrassed!). I received an email this week asking if I was going to finish this and I’m very thankful for the reminder!

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