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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...

The Study/Pantry/Spare Bedroom/Office/Music Room/Closet

  • Our House | Before and Afters

week may win the “Most Random Weekly Blog Posts Ever” award. Seriously! Between McDonalds, Christmas decor and Bokeh, I’m sure some people are thinking “Wait… I thought this girl was a photographer“!  I am, but this is just one of those random blogging weeks where I’m just doing what I want! I’m in the mood for decorating ya’ll! Christmas is here and after Monday’s post I realized that I had ONE last “Before and After” post to share! I totally forgot about this little room! ….. That’s because it’s pretty forgettable. It’s one of those rooms that has a bunch of different titles and somehow seems to attract JUNK.

A Lesson Learned from McDonalds

  • Going with the Flow

nervous to write this post because I don’t want it to be taken the wrong way.  There are bad connotations that go along with the phrase “Going with the Flow”. As business owners, we are supposed to be UNIQUE and strive for new ideas that make us stand out and attract attention. However, I think there are a few areas where we have to pay attention to trends and adjust to them in order to stay relevant. Naturally…. this post is heading in a “Re-Branding” direction! This idea started one day while Michael and I were driving down Broad Street, heading to the Scion dealership to pick up the Toaster from it’s regular checkup…

And Turning "Work" Off

  • Christmas Decor

noticeable change happening in our life right now. It’s called “The End of Wedding Season”. It’s the time of the year when things begin to slow down a bit. I start going to bed at a decent hour… and sure, there is still a ton to be done but it’s more manageable.  I have time to work on albums, hunker down on big projects and still end the workday at 6pm. The GREATEST part of this new season is that I have several WORK FREE Saturdays! Isn’t that wonderful?! I’m trying to get better at turning my “work” mind off when it’s after hours. If you’re a small business owner (aka workaholic)…. it’s hard to do. My whole family was watching the VA/VT game on Saturday

 

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