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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...

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

Tips for creating a theme through details

  • Wedding Wednesday

about themes on a wedding day. We had a theme for our wedding… “Vintage Peacock”!  I STILL find random feathers around our house!!  Some brides have their theme nailed down and planned out perfectly…. and some brides are like “Hey, I’m getting married and I could care less about a theme!”. No matter what type of bride I’m working with, I have to be the one that makes the wedding day cohesive! It’s really crazy to think about but the photographer determines the way the wedding day will be remembered. AH! No pressure right?!!  The way we shoot determines the look and feel of the album and the blog post… and those are two main ways

The Kitchen

  • Our House | Before & Afters

has been halfway done for quite some time now. It’s at the phase where it’s “good enough” and so we haven’t made any effort to completely finish it. You can say we’re lazy…. but in reality, we just haven’t had time to focus on putting up beadboard and a new backsplash. We’ve lived in this house for almost a year and a half and I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished in this crazy phase of life. When we bought this little cape cod, I walked in, LOVED it…. and immediately had a list of things that we were going to change. The couple that lived here before us had a very traditional style. Dark pine trim work, dark cabinets, NO color on the walls… yikes!

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