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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...

Fruity Pebbles, Popcorn, glow sticks, What's Next?!

  • Wedding Wednesday

 

so many options when it comes to EXITS! It used to be that “Birdseed” was what you threw at EVERY wedding for the exit. I’m not hating on Birdseed exits because we had a birdseed exit at OUR wedding! (I will warn you thought… that’s a nasty mess to clean up later… my dress and hair were COVERED with seed!!!).  But Birdseed went along with our “Peacock, birdcage, vintage” theme so we had to use it! These days, there are so many more options out there! I’ve heard of people throwing lavendar, live butterflies, etc! It’s really a fun part of the day to make unique! Most people opt for sparklers and

Brand Boosters

  • Ask Anything

Many gave emailed me and have asked about my branding. Who made your website? (I did, because I’m a Showiteer!! Woopwoop!:) Who made your logo and your blog and how did you decide on TEAL? And how did you make people REMEMBER you and keep coming back to your blog? These are questions I receive all the time and they are GREAT questions!! REALLY great questions. When I think about the photographers that I LOVE following… they all have something in common. They all share a simliar marketing strategy and it WORKS. These photographers all use what I like to call “Brand Boosters”.

Winter Richmond Engagement Shoot

  • Clint + Cary | Engaged

WARM winter here in Virginia for the most part. We’ve experienced 50-70 degree days almost WEEKLY and while it doesn’t do much for my longing for a snow storm, it is nice for shooting portraits!  Cary and Clint are from out of town and it’s very seldom that they are both together in Richmond. So when Cary emailed me and asked if New Years Day would be a possibility for a quick engagement shoot, of course I agreed. I understand tough schedules and being apart, Michael and I lived that life for a couple years and it’s hard to make

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