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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...

Photography Degree?

  • Ask Anything

I am asked this question a lot…. more than you may think. After chatting about what I do for a living, it’s very common for this question to come next “So, did you go to school for photography?”. For YEARS this question used to be so daunting. I used to dread answering it. I dreaded the answer because I believed that because I didn’t have a degree in photography, I was less of a photographer. I thought that if I had a degree in photography, that would make me more legit and more talented. To be honest, I don’t know what my skill level and my business would like WITH a photography degree.

Downtown Charleston Engagement Shoot

  • Harrison + Rachel | Engaged

emailed me about the possibility of shooting their engagement session in Charleston and I think I probably responded with an immediate “YES!”. Charleston?! I love that place!! It’s one of my all time favorite cities to shoot in and I was ready to make another trip down south! I have shot in Charleston a couple other times and I have always driven down. It was about 8 hours from Richmond and so Michael and I decided to make a road trip out of it. I worked super hard on emails and office related things while we drove down so that once we arrived, I didn’t have to look at my laptop until the drive home!

Registration is LIVE

  • Fall 2013 Workshop

today blow me away. There are no words to express how thankful and I excited I am to be hosting our new style of workshops in our new home! And realizing that a lot of other photographers are excited as well is just icing on the cake! The workshop registration went live at 9:30 this morning to all of my newsletter friends and we are sold out. I’m so pumped to share two days with these 12 photographers in our home, talking about all things photo and business!! Because of the interest, we’ll **hopefully** be hosting another Workshop in November

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