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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...

You Only Work on the Weekends, Right?

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If you’re a photographer, you’re cringing at the title of this post. You’re cringing because you have probably heard this said to you a few times. “You’re making bank and only have to work Saturdays! That’s awesome!”. Well, the first issue with that is, everyday on-lookers just see our starting price and nothing else. They don’t realize that 25% of what we bring in isn’t ours and then 25% is spent running the business and then when you factor in that we have to pay for private health insurance because Michael works with me full time. We are blessed in this season of life with our income but I remember the days when I barely profited anything from a

Behind the Scenes | September 2013

  • The Workshop Experience

we dream of things and it takes a while to make those things become a reality. Last November I had a vision of what I wanted workshops to look like in the future but there were some pretty large tasks that would need to be taken care of if this was ever going to become a reality…. like buying a new house. Welp, almost 8 months later, that dream came true. This past week our house was filled with photographers from all over the east coast AND a few from the mid-west! Crazy right?! There were going to be 12 attendees but one of our friends had to backout last minute and we missed her!

Summer Senior Shoots

  • Emily, Alex & Andy, & Annie

know that I’m not a portrait photographer but I do senior portraits for seniors within our youth group at church. This summer I’ve really had to cut back because of our wedding schedule but I took one day out of our schedule in August to accomplish three shoots that I had promised to do for a long time. The thing is, I love these little shoots! It’s fun for me to spend time with these awesome seniors, I just wish I had more time for them. Anyway, I’m glad I had a chance to do these 3 shoots last month and I’m excited to share a few favorites from each one!

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