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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...

Best Bouquets of 2011

  • Wedding Wednesday

realize this… but the bridal bouquet has a super power. Yes, it does. I’m not exaggerating or over analyzing…the bouquets on a wedding day have SUCH a huge effect on the images!! If you look at the majority of my wedding blog posts, the POP of color normally comes from the bouquets! They add so much! The florals of the wedding day have the ability to tie EVERYTHING together. From the boutonnieres to the centerpieces at the reception… the bouquets can incorporate it all! When brides emails me in a panic about the floral costs and they say they just want to do fake silk flowers instead…

Brand Boosters

  • Good Things

me that other day that “You haven’t done a “Good Things” post is SO LONG”. Well, apparently Michael likes those posts… or maybe he just likes consistency (which is KEY to blogging well). Either way, I’m thankful for his input and I decided to blog about some “Good things” that have become great BRAND BOOSTERS!  When I say “Brand Boosters”… I’m talking about things that people notice and say “Ohh that’s cool, is that your logo!?” or  “How did you find that in your shade of TEAL?!”.  Did you know I have my own shade of TEAL? Everyone talks about TEAL like I own that color…. and I would like to think that I do.

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  • The January Snapshot

Wow!! I should have been more clever in my Friday post and said “See ya next year everyone!!”. I tend to always think about those one liners a day too late.  One thing I DID think about ahead a time was how I wanted to CHANGE my monthly “Goals” post series for 2012. It has become a very common trend for photographers to blog about their “Goals” so I want to change it  up a bit. Instead of just blogging semi-unattainable goals and hoping for the best, I’m going to give you a snapshot of January. I’m going to look at what I have planned for each month and blog about things we’re excited about, goals we have for our personal life,

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