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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...

Washington DC

  • The Fix | Jasmine Star

best friends, Steph, texted me early one morning and asked “So are you going to The Fix in DC?”. Maybe I was just half asleep or maybe I was just REALLY out of it that day but I seriously thought she was referring to some kind of Rally that included marching the National Mall and “Fixing” something! THAT’S what went through my head initially. I texted back and asked what in the world was she talking about and she responded with “Jstar’s thing!”.  What?! Jstar’s thing?! I immediately checked her blog and saw her big announcement about The Fix. Ohhhhh…. it all made sense now.

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….

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