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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...

Business Startup Basics

  • Ask Anything

and I feel like I go blank. They say “So how did you start? How did you get where you are today?” ….. And I don’t have a 5 step program. I wish I did. 5 step programs make everything so much easier. Just do this, this and this and you’ll have a successful business. Welp, unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that. It would be so nice if we could all buy a “Photographer’s Startup Kit” but they don’t exist.  They don’t exist because everyone’s story into photography is different… and thank goodness for that!  If we all followed a 5 step program, we would have matching blogs, the same editing style and the same business all together. How boring!!!

& What We Can Learn From a Puppy

  • Unconditional Love

how long I’ve been away…. It doesn’t matter how long he’s been bored in his crate because I was out running errands all day…. It doesn’t matter that sometimes I’m not in the mood to play fetch and throw Mr. Polar Bear across the room 10,000 times. … it doesn’t matter.  He holds nothing against me.  He just LOVES me. No matter what, Bokeh makes me feel like I’m the GREATEST person alive every time I walk into the kitchen.  He just LOVES…. unconditionally. Who knew you could learn so much from a PUPPY?! If I could love like Bokeh loves….

A Southern Shoot

  • Kurt + Jodi | Everyday

in a small town and then going to a small school made it super easy for Michael and I to make friends.  We’re “People People” if that makes any sense. We’re naturally drawn to people and we enjoy having friendships with A LOT of people… maybe that’s why there were 400+ people at our wedding! AHHH! Crazy. Because we’ve been together so long…we feel like we have been collecting friends from every stage of life.  We have friends from our home church, friends from CNU, friends from our new church and friends from the photography industry. We love these people and we’re so thankful for the impact they have had on our lives.

 

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