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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...

Themes | Pretty in Peach

  • Wedding Wednesday

I think of Inspiration boards as “Dream Boards”.  When I create an inspiration board like this, what I’m REALLY saying is…. I want someone to design a wedding like this and then let me shoot it!!!! haha  Oh if I had to do my wedding over again, I wouldn’t have changed anything. However, when I get color palettes stuck in my head and wedding themes start popping up everywhere, I get ideas  for new wedding designs but I have no wedding to plan! …. I start thinking that maybe I should have been a wedding planner. How fun would that be? The problem with being an event designer is that you get to come up with

An American Honey Themed Wedding

  • J&M "Walk through a Wedding"

I love details! …. LOVE THEM. Between the Sugar Shoot last weekend and J&M’s Walk through a Wedding last week, It’s been like detail OVERLOAD! …. and I’ve been loving every minute of it. I just LOVE themes and colors and styled shoots! There are just SO many awesome ideas out there for ALL types of brides. J&M’s American Honey theme would be perfect for a lower budget wedding and everything was DIY! With a little creativity and hot glue… you can make ANYTHING absolutely adorable. Julia and her style team did an incredible job with the details and of course, Justin and Mary were awesome teachers. I was SO excited when I saw that they would be in Charlotte, NC for one of their

The 3 P's of Posing

  • Ask Anything

could really be about 17 pages long.  We talked about “posing and creating an environment of confidence for your client” for close to an hour and a 1/2 at the SUGAR SHOOT! It’s impossible to cover what we talked about in one blog post. So, I’m just going to share the basics. Making your clients feel COMFORTABLE is SO VITAL to your business. They WILL talk about their session to friends, family, bridal party, etc and you want them to be praising your business. Your clients can very easily become FREE evangelists for your business….if they are head over heels in love with you, the way you make them feel and your images!

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