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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...

Time Savers | Photojunction & Album Exposure

  • Ask Anything

you thought we were DONE we all the “Time Savers” posts! Nope! I still have a few more I’d love to share. I find out about new programs and tricks through my own research AND through other photographers that SHARE what is working for them. Let me be clear…. this works for ME…. it may not work for you! There are SO many different options for EVERYTHING when it comes to the photography industry! You really have to give things a try for yourself and figure out what works for you. I spent SO much time trying to make OTHER PEOPLE’S systems WORK for my business and that’s just not smart. You have

Comparison Kills

  • The Overachiever

if I’ve ever admitted this or not… but I’m a HORRIBLE comparer-er. I compare my work, my business and my life to others CONSTANTLY and it’s probably the most UNHEALTHY, destructive and discouraging habit EVER!! Why do I let myself think like that?! It’s like I’m using other’s accomplishments as a scale to find out if I’m really doing ENOUGH. The thoughts creep into my head that say “Well she has KIDS… and she’s doing more than I am!”…. and “They’re doing WHAT?! I should have thought of that!” and “How many fans do they have on facebook?!”….. EW. GROSS. Comparison is just down right NASTY. It’s disgusting

March 2012

  • The Snapshot

REALLY can’t believe I’m writing this! It’s MARCH?!! Like three months into 2012?!! Oh my GOSH!!  I really feel like time is slipping away from me and I don’t know where it’s going!  Is because I’m too busy? Or I’m slowing down to enjoy each day? Or is time ACTUALLY speeding up?! I’m pretty sure it’s the last one option.  This is my DOWNTIME… the time when I’m actually home everyday working on albums and big projects that I can’t get done during wedding season! So if time is speeding past me NOW… what is it going to feel like in MAY when the craziness happens?! I’m so thankful that I still have a break! Engagement sessions will begin soon

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