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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...

Big Flakes Call for Family Pics!

  • Snowmageddon 2014

it “snows” and then other times it REALLY snows! Like, flakes the size of quarters! Thats the type of snowfall that requires a mini photo shoot! Yesterday I was sitting at the kitchen table, working on my WPPI presentation when Michael told me to look outside! The flakes were absolutely beautiful!!! And they were coming down hard! It’s the type of snow that you see in the Christmas movies and you think “It never looks like that”. Well yesterday it TOTALLY looked like a movie outside of our house! After a few minutes of watching the snow fall from the kitchen, I realized “Hey! We need family pictures of this!!”.

A Rustic Mountainside Engagement

  • Ben + Carlyn | Engaged

you’re a photographer, you tend to see things differently than other people. Old, dead trees, random sets of stairs and a patches of tall grass can be so exciting! What I love about my job, especially the last several years, is the fact that we work with a TON of other photographers! It’s quite an honor!! In my opinion, it’s one of the greatest compliments we receive in our business. When photographers trust us to capture their day, it blows me away!! We have a blast with these couples because they are just like us! I squeal when the light is glowy and they totally understand that!!

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

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