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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...

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The Scarcity Mentality

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This post is coming from a place of vulnerability. I’m going to explain what type of THINKING a successful business owner needs and then openly admit that sometimes, I don’t think that way. There are ways to approach business and finances. You can either view your business through the lens of ABUNDANCE or SCARCITY. There are many different ways to discover which camp you fall into. These two ways of thinking have a dramatic effect on your level of SUCCESS, your level of FEAR, the amount that you WORRY and the amount of HOPE that you have in your life!

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Do Photographers Have to Have Perfectly Curated Instagram Feeds?

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Instagram used to be the simplified version of Facebook. Instead of seeing everyone’s EVERYTHING in a Facebook feed (FarmVille, rants, a million shared articles) people started to love the simplicity of Instagram. I used it for years as a place to randomly post personal photos and some portfolio work…. and then everything slowly started to change. There was a shift that happened in the creative world a few years ago and it dramatically changed how creatives used Instagram!

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Rob + Christy | Married

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We have been planning this for what seems like a YEAR! It may actually be close to a year. Christy knew the she wanted anniversary portraits and so last week, in the humidity of late June, we made it happen and these two couldn’t have been more amazing! They live all over the place. I’m serious. I think they mentioned having close to 15 flights back and forth from California to the East Coast in the next few months. That’s just CRAZY!! But you know what? They are making it work.

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