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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...

Editing Manually | Part 1

  • Ask Anything

Here it is…. my first, somewhat in depth post about editing. It’s not that I don’t want to share how I edit, I really don’t mind at all. HOWEVER, I am fearful of showing newer photographers EXACTLY what I do because part of the development of my style came from learning on my own. When I first started shooting, someone told me about ACTIONS. They were magical to me. Absolutely magical. With the touch of a button in Photoshop, my blues were bluer, my greens were greener and my images were BETTER!!!…. Or so I thought. I remember shooting and glancing at the back of my screen and thinking

Behind the Scenes | Spring 2013

  • The Workshop Experience

is something that I realized when I was preparing for the spring Workshop Experience that took place on Friday. I was refreshing my presentation and I realized that this was my 5th LARGE scale workshop in the last 2 years. There was a day when the simple thought of teaching someone else was so intimidating to me. There was also a day when photographing a wedding was something that made me lose sleep at night. I’ve realized that the BIG things that used to be so intimidating and scary to me have now become the new normal for me. And when the big things become normal, your standards become higher and your dreams get a little crazier.

& Bokeh Boy

  • Wishing for Snow... Kinda.

people absolutely despise the snow. They say it’s gross and messy and just a pain for everyone. I tend to disagree…. I LOVE SNOW!!!!! I’ve always loved it. My whole FAMILY loves it. Our good friends, the Beales, used to have massive… and I mean MASSIVE snow parties when we were growing up! It was such a big deal to us. This year, snow is bitter sweet. It’s bittersweet because I know that if it snows again, they’ll stop progress on the new house… and you know I love my new house updates! So deep down in my heart I’m hoping for just ONE more little burst of snow before the end of winter… just one!

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