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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...

Part 3 | Inspired Designs

  • The Quest for Creativity

writing this three part series on my journey to photography… I really feel like I’ve experienced a BLAST from the PAST! Going through old images and projects has really made me realize just how much my “VISION” has changed over the last 5 years. Five years ago I was a freshman in college, thinking I was going to be an art teacher… and painting dishes on the side. Then my journey shifted to more of a “graphic design” phase…. THEN… I bought my first DSLR. I used my “Katelyn’s Krafts” funds to purchase a Canon Rebel Xti. WOAH! I. was. bigtime. I had so much fun with that camera and

Part 2 | Graphic Design

  • The Quest for Creativity

I blogged about “Part 1” in my “Quest for Creativity”.  I started a small business painting dishes. How random is that?! Today we’re moving onto “Part 2” and this is the phase when I started to realize that graphic design was AWESOME. I remember getting involved with Yearbook and eventually becoming the editor . My 7th period was filled with layout design, cover ideas, captions etc. etc. I loved it! Now, the yearbook designing process was pretty basic, but what this experience did was introduce me to the world of ADOBE! I had no choice but to MASTER InDesign and once I realized how much I loved this program, I wanted the WHOLE Creative Suite! Now if you’re in the graphic design

Part 1 | "Katelyn's Krafts"

  • The Quest for Creativity

all the time… “How did you get started into photography?” …. “When did you KNOW you wanted to be a photographer?”…. “When did you find out that you were creative?”  Well, there isn’t just one answer to these questions.  I like to think of my journey to photography as a “Quest for Creativity!” I went through three phases of creativity before I really found what I LOVED the most. These phases started in high school and continued throughout college where I finally discovered that photography was something I wanted to pursue as a career. You may have heard me say this before… but having a creative mind doesn’t

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