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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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Making Your Blog User Friendly

  • Ask Anything

I’ll be the first to admit that my blog isn’t perfect. Even a month after the new “look” was launched, we’re still making tweaks! When you blog for over 6 years, it’s quite a process to transfer everything you have ever published! So while it isn’t perfect, we have worked really hard to make sure that our new blog and website are user friendly and easy to navigate! Flosites has been working on implementing some ideas that we had for the category section and we are so excited to see it all come together! It’s not PERFECT yet but we’re getting there!

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An Extra Sweet Way to Welcome Guests

  • A Home Made for Hosting

I can’t take the credit for this idea that is LITERALLY sweet! Michael and I drove to my designer’s home in northern Virginia during our rebrand process we were treated like royalty! Jen and Aaron Olmstead are the BEST hosts. Despite all of the work we needed to do and the fact that they have a new baby, they pulled out all of the stops to make sure we felt welcomed and at home! The more Michael and I travel and stay with friends, the more I realize that there are SO many little ways that people make us feel welcomed!

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The Workshop Experience

  • Behind the Scenes | February 2015

This workshop is one for the books! No, there weren’t two proposals like last time… but there was a BLIZZARD!! … Which was equally unexpected. We had 70 degree weather a few weeks ago and now we’re looking at 7 degrees tomorrow! How is that even possible?! So when we heard that it was going to be in the 20’s for our shoot, Amanda and I started brainstorming. The thing is, we can shoot in the cold! Our camera will work, the light will be fine, our fingers will work until they freeze… overall there wasn’t a SHOOTING issue, it was a floral issue! You see, flowers FREEZE in 20 degree temperatures and so we had to shoot FAST!

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