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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...

Bokeh Meets Shuba

  • & We Realize He's a Diva

Bokeh is spoiled. We’ve known that for a long time. I mean, he’s been living the LIFE for the past 4 years. He’s the only dog we have and we don’t have kids. So, naturally, he’s a bit spoiled and thinks that he rules the world! We call it his Napoleon complex. He thinks he’s mightier and tougher than all other dogs…. and he’s only 13.8 pounds. If he hits the 14 pound mark, he’s considered obese and so we’re working on not dropping people-food from the counter “on accident”!

The Re-Editing Epidemic

  • Ask Anything

Tell me if this sounds like you… You come home from a shoot or a wedding. You cull it and edit it and then you blog the images. You’re feeling ON TOP OF THE WORLD and then it happens….. you step away from the computer and then you come back to your screen with fresh eyes and you see it. Your skin tones are BLUE, GREY & all OVER the place! It’s the most frustrating thing… EVER! You feel like you’re accomplishing SO much and then you have to re-edit your images AGAIN because you don’t want your clients to look like they have poor circulation!!

How We Bought Land That Wasn’t For Sale

  • The Power of Asking

PLEASE NOTE: If you don’t want to read all of this story… we understand. We’ve included a video and cliff notes version at the end!! So, it all started with a Zillow search. One evening during our nightly routine of laying in bed and looking for land together on our phones, we found what we thought was going to be the DREAM LOT! It was incredibly cheap and it was in the most perfect area. We had a lot of “wants” for this property. We wanted it to be close to Short Pump. Short Pump is civilization. There is EVERY store known to man located in Short Pump… even an Apple store! We didn’t want to be so far out that we couldn’t run to the store quickly. That was #1 on our list.

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