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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...

Meet Our Editor!

  • The Secret is Out!

It was over six years ago when I first started realizing that I couldn’t do it all. I was living in a constant state of panic and stress. I loved that I was booking weddings but I would kick myself every time I did a double header because that meant that I wouldn’t get to do anything with my friends or family the next week. Editing was sucking my life away from me! This pattern of stress started setting in before I was even married and one day and I was petrified that my editing would consume my new life with Michael.

How We Selected Our Builders

  • Building a Home Made for Hosting

So you may have seen that we’re on a trip this week with our parents. So for those of you who are about to send me an email and fuss at me for working on vacation… you should know that I pre-blogged this whole week!! I know this may seem a little pre-mature being that we haven’t even started the building process but I really wanted to tell the story about how we selected our builders and why we love them so much! If any of you have ever built a home before, you know that it’s an incredibly intricate process that is also VERY personal. You’re literally trusting someone to construct the dwelling that you’re going to spend the majority of your life in… unless of course you are like us and you feel like you live in an airport!

3 Conferences, 3 Days, 3 States

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This past week I spoke at THREE conferences in THREE DAYS in THREE STATES. What. were. we. thinking? I’ll tell you what we were thinking…. we booked Maine almost 8 months ago. Then we were asked to be a part of Creative Heart for Round Four! YAY!!! Then I got asked to speak at Making Things Happen and that’s such an honor as well …. and it’s all in the same weekend. So, because I married an amazing travel agent, we made it happen! I flew from Charleston to Maine, Maine to Baltimore and then drove from Annapolis to Chapel Hill. And I didn’t get sick and I wasn’t even that tired!

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