Hello and welcome to The Blog! I’m Katelyn James and I’m a Virginia + Destination Wedding Photographer based in Richmond, VA. Sit back, grab some coffee ( or my personal favorite, Diet Mountain Dew!) and enjoy viewing my latest work, meeting my fabulous clients and getting a little peek into my own life! I’m so excited that you stopped by! You can also view recent features right here! >>
a photographer and you’re leveraging Facebook as one of your main marketing tools, that’s AWESOME! Keep it up!! However, as photographers, our IMAGES are crucial to pushing our page forward. A few years ago, Facebook limited the file size of the images that we posted. They were all sized to about 750 pixels wide no matter how large the file was. Now, however, that has all changed. Images can be HUGE and high resolution on Facebook and it’s awesome!!! So if you’re a photographer, we need to make sure your images are being viewed in the absolute BEST format possible!!
is a part of me that cannot believe that it’s already the end of February! You know what that means?!! It’s CONFERENCE time. Yep! It’s that time of the year that we’re praying all of our prep and hard work will pay off and that I’ll deliver beautiful presentations! We’ll see! I really do love speaking because I love people and I love teaching. It’s the best of both worlds. We have an amazing opportunity to connect with so many people at one time and we’re pumped!! However, the excitement is also coupled with the fear of “Shoot!! What if no one shows up?!! GAH!!”. It’s a real fear.
an exciting day on the blog!! Well, I think everyday is an exciting day on the blog but lets be honest, some posts are just better than others! Today’s post definitely fits into the “awesome” category because we’re hosting a GIVEAWAY!!! YAY! So when I first started my business in 2008, I immediately signed up with this new website company called “‘Showit”. Basically, you could make you own websites without ever needing to know CODE! This was perfect for me because I never made it to the “coding” part of my graphic design training. :)
are some days when you just need to enjoy life. Last friday was one of those days for us. We have been working hard to prep for the upcoming conferences and still manage everyday business stuff. It’s a lot to keep up with, especially when this is supposed to be the season of rest for us wedding photographers! So last week, we had been planning on heading to the farm for Michael and my brother to help Buddy on the farm and Jill and I were going to have a work day! Well, we did get some work done but we spent the majority of the morning and afternoon playing in
driving out of Red Rock Canyon, just 30 minutes outside of Vegas when the topic of my business name came up. I’m pretty sure I cowered down in the seat a little bit because I just knew what was coming. Jasmine Star had just photographed our engagement session and I was trying to take it all in. I’ll admit it, I was star struck (pun intended). I tried to act cool and collected but inside I still couldn’t believe that we had just had our pictures done by THE Jstar! So as we drove out of the state park, Jasmine asked me a very simple but daunting question… “So what made you choose “Inspired Designs By: Katelyn James” for a business name??