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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...

Downtown Harrisonburg Engagement Shoot

  • Jason + Julie | Engaged

everyday… unfortunately, they come in mass amounts and most of them are junk! However, every now and then I’ll find an email that makes the overflowing inbox worth it! Julie’s email was one of those emails! She was engaged, she has been following the blog since the INSPIRED DESIGNS days and she just couldn’t wait to book and make it official! That’s my kind of bride!!! So we did just that. We booked, we started talking about the wedding day and we scheduled an engagement session! Now I’ve shot on JMU’s campus a lot in the last year but EVERY TIME I seem to find a way to make it look totally different

Finding Portrait Locations on the Wedding Day

  • Wedding Wednesday

a lot of things that run through a bride’s mind on her wedding day. Is everyone where they need to be? Is the cake going to show up? Is my hair ok? Are we on schedule?! Did I forget something?! It’s a lot of stress. The LAST thing she needs to be worrying about is “WHERE ARE WE GOING TO TAKE PICTURES?!!”. So this post helps give a little insight about what the role of a photographer should be when prepping for portraits on the wedding day.  If you’re a bride, take a deep breath because your job just got a lot easier!!  If you’re a photographer, this is just a reminder of how we can and SHOULD serve our clients on their wedding day!

May 2012 | Arli and Annamarie

  • Coaching

idea a few months ago.  It consisted of helping photographers, hanging out with awesome people that love doing that I love to do and making new friends.  The idea of a “Coaching” session was born when I realized that I LOVE people and I love photography and this was a way to combine the two! So this past week I was able to host my first coaching session ever! …. and it was awesome! Coaching sessions, for those that missed this post, consist of two photographers coming together for 1/2 a day and just asking ANYTHING. Seriously, I’m an open book. We talked about editing, marketing, branding, shooting manually,

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