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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...

And an Anniversary!

  • The "I Can Do This" Moment

started, there were moments of GREAT FEAR.  Actually, my first 10 weddings were actually filled with a lot of  FEAR. I was so nervous. I had no training, I didn’t have hardly ANY experience and I had no clue what I was doing. I shot through weddings just HOPING for a “Money Shot” or two. I cringed at the thought of using just a simple on-camera flash and family formals were the death of me.  It’s amazing that I decided to keep going because in my mind, I had only ever shot 2-3 images that gave me HOPE for a future in photography. How DREARY is this post so far?!! Don’t worry, it gets better.  After I made it through the fall of 2008,

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  • The P31 Conference

late because I actually took a 1/2 day today!! Aren’t you proud of me!?! Those that know me the best know that I have workaholic tendencies and so it’s really a BIG deal for me to take time off for myself! …. Especially during wedding season! So this morning was spent running errands, going to the gym, cleaning the kitchen and doing things most people make time for in their life… but not this girl. It’s a constant battle for me to manage LIFE and a BUSINESS but I’m getting better at it! I’m SO thankful that my sister is around this summer to help out and be my right hand!  My laundry is done,

June 2012

  • The Snapshot

I found myself doing a strange thing.  I spent 40 minutes looking at houses for sale in our area… just for fun. We’re not house shopping… we’re not even close to house shopping. I just get these weird and random obsessions some weeks and they suck up time! (I did find an amazing house that I love!! But that’s irrelevant!)  So besides searching for houses that I don’t need, I actually HAVE gotten a lot done recently.  May was wonderful and while it was the start of CRAZINESS for me… I enjoyed it! May’s weddings were beautiful! I just can’t believe I shoot my first June 2013 wedding tomorrow!! This year is flying by so SO fast!!

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