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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...

What Lens Next?!

  • Ask Anything

a reoccurring question that we receive really often and so I thought it would be helpful if I blogged about it! Every photographer goes through the process of buying new lenses and has to decided which lenses take priority over the other. For me, we hit a place in our business two years ago when I had all the lenses I needed/wanted for my “style” of photography. It took a while because they are pricey AND I didn’t know instantly what I needed. I LOVE shooting with prime lenses. I actually only shoot with one zoom lens for ceremonies and that’s my 70-200. I don’t even love it, I just know I need it for ceremonies in

And How it Grew My Business

  • Being Naive

I have been reminiscing back to my college days quite often recently. I don’t know what it is but I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about when this business was just a little dream. The truth is, I was never the girl that “always dreamed of being a photographer” when she grew up. I wanted to be creative and I wanted to love my job and I wanted to have freedom. Well, 6 years later, I’m living that dream and there are some days when I don’t believe it’s true. Sometimes I have people ask me, “Did you ever imagine your business would turn into what it is today?” and my answer is normally “No way!”. However, the more I think back to my first year of shooting,

August 2013

  • The Snapshot

We have two weekends off!! It may sound like nothing but to us, it’s AH-MAZING!!! We just didn’t book for these weekends and that means we get to go on vacation with my family to Florida and take a much needed rest! We have been going non-stop since April and so this break is so needed. I’m going to do a post after vacation about how rest actually makes you desire to WORK. It’s true! But if you never rest, you never renew and refresh and you enter burnout mode. So while I am grateful for this break, my August and fall brides are really the ones who are going to benefit from it the MOST!

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