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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...

Your Questions Answered

  • Wedding Wednesday

Last week’s Wedding Wednesday post resulted in a ton of great questions and I’m excited to try to answer them all! I really didn’t how what the response would be like so thanks to those of you who participated! Some questions more related to more of the photography world but I’ll try  to answer those too! So since there are a ton, we better get started!!! I have my work cut out for me!!  Oh but before I get on a roll! …. Congrats to MEGHAN who just got engaged and won a Starbucks giftcard! It’s on its’ way girlfriend! Good luck with the planning process!!! Woohoo!! Ok, here it goes:

A Tropical Destination Wedding in St. John, Virgin Islands | Caneel Bay

  • Clint + Cary

I’m sure you’re thinking to yourself, “Didn’t Katelyn JUST blog about being a consistent blogger and she hasn’t blogged today?!”.  Yes, I’m a little behind today. Michael and I got home at 3:30am and my schedule is still a little thrown off. However, the good news is that even though this is a late blog post, it’s a GREAT one!! I can’t wait to share this beautiful destination wedding! Michael and I took two days and vacationed in St. Thomas and then spent two days in St. John preparing and then shooting a destination wedding at Caneel Bay Resort.  It was beautiful! I love destination weddings for obvious reasons…the beaches, the experience, the weather…. but I also love them because I have

Quantity vs. Quality in Blogging

  • Ask Anything

Let’s be honest. Blogging EVERY WEEKDAY is hard work. REALLY hard work! It takes time, creativity, spell checking (which I’m horrible at!) and consistency! It’s not something that just happens… I have to PLAN it out and MAKE it happen. Some days I roll out of bed and the LAST thing I want to do is write up a blog post. But I do it anyway. Why? Because CONSISTENCY matters. In my opinion, consistency makes it or breaks it in the blogging world! Now do I think that EVERYONE needs to blog EVERY day? No,….. but it is helpful.  The two top blogs that I check DAILY are Justin and Mary and Jasmine’s.  Why do I check them first EVERYDAY?

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