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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...

Morning Walks & Showit LIVE

  • Life is Good

most of you are reading from locations outside of VA….but for those of us on the east coast, can we just all agree that the weather the last 7 days has been RIDICULOUS?! I’m not complaining about 75 degrees….. but when you go from 26 degrees to 75 degrees in a matter of a few days, it’s a bit of a shock for the body. I can feel the sniffles coming on! This morning, instead of heading to the gym, Michael and I took Bokeh Boy on a long walk. It was the kind of morning that smells like rain and is just cool enough to keep you comfortable while you’re trucking along.

The Hating vs. Helping Dilemma

  • Why Help?

I first started this business, there weren’t many of us around…. and when I say “us”, I’m referring to young, new, female photographers ready to take on the world. Nowadays, that isn’t the case. In the last 5 years, the photography industry has exploded… big time. In our friend group from college, there used to be two photographers… me and my great friend Jessica. Today, there are at LEAST 6 of us. In the last 4 years I have had over 6 of my brides become photographers and I have 2-3 new photographers signing up for coaching sessions every single month. People are referring to this profession as just the “thing to do”…..

& The Mini Rebrand Process

  • A New Website!

time. The time had come once again for a rebrand. It wasn’t a MASSIVE rebrand… it really wasn’t an overhaul at all… it was more of an update. I didn’t really CHANGE my look and the feel of my brand, I just made it sleeker, more modern and more “grown up” if you will. There are VERY few brands that can keep their look the EXACT same forever. My brand wasn’t BAD, but I knew it could be better. The “damask” background of my blog has been a part of my brand for 4 years…. it was time to move on. So in August, when all of my photog friends were changing their looks and it seemed like EVERYONE was having a

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