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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...

Easiest Fall Place Setting & My Fear of the Kitchen

  • Wedding Wednesday

I could get as motivated to COOK as I do when I’m decorating. I need to find a way to channel that excitement towards the kitchen. My family is at home working on preparing food and I’m posting a Wedding Wednesday post about PLACE SETTING ideas and I couldn’t be more content. If only I had the desire to make casseroles and make a mess in the kitchen and try a ton a new recipes. Ugh. It just doesn’t do anything for me. I like the “pretty stuff”…. the “eye candy” if you will. The food is GREAT, don’t get me  wrong. However, the only reason I like to get involved with Thanksgiving food preparation is to set up the table.

Fall 2011

  • The Workshop Experience

I hosted the Sugar Shoot workshop and it was a BLAST. The colors, the candy shop, our wonderful models… I loved it! I knew I loved teaching and meeting other photographers that really CARED about growing their businesses.  People asked if I was going to host another one and I said yes… without really knowing when or where or how. Fall came and I realized that the time had come. If this was going to happen, I needed to get the show on the road!! At the same time, Michael and I had been brainstorming and we decided to redo our overall approach to the business.  After reviewing the last few years of business and what worked and what didn’t… we just kept coming back to “The Experience”.

and 34 Thank You's....

  • I Made It!

I made it to the end! Today is a glorious day. I’ve done laundry, emails, sent some lenses and a camera body off to be cleaned and I’m getting ready to start some editing. (By the way, I use CPS for all the photogs out there, it’s a worthwhile investment!)  I just feel relieved. Really relieved. Almost to the point of getting a little emotional. This year has been a long year and while it’s been one of the BEST… it has also required a ton of work.  However, I’m so incredibly thankful for the 34 couples that allowed me to be a part of one of the biggest days of their LIFE.  It’s was an HONOR.  I look at these images and I’m overwhelmed with gratitude.  These couples

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