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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...

Thank you's | Making it Easy

  • Wedding Wednesday

I’m all about the easy way. The closer our wedding comes, the more I want one of those buttons… ya know, the “Easy” buttons. I want to hit it and all of a sudden ALL the decisions are made and all of the thank you notes are DONE! ughhh…. Thank you notes! You gotta do them! And I want to… I really do! I want to thank EVERYONE who has been a part of this celebration so far! I couldn’t do any of this without the help of my family and friends. However, I would much rather thank them by giving them a HUGGGGGE hug and exclaiming how much I appreciate them! There are two problems with this…

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  • WPPI Roadshow

proclaiming that she doesn’t have all the answers, that her way isn’t the necessarily the “right” way and that she doesn’t have it all together.  “Oh Jasmine” I thought to myself….” You’re Wonder Woman and you don’t even know it”…. and that’s the truth.  That girl has got more energy, knowledge and heart that any other photographer I know. Today Michael and I, along with Jessie, Michelle and a TON of NEW FRIENDS (that I love!) attended the WPPI Roadshow in DC.   It was good… the speakers in the morning had great information…. but I’m a spoiled brat when it comes to hearing photographers speak.

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  • The Photographer's Crutch

a crutch. There it is…. the cold hard truth.  The only reason I can say this is because it used to be MY crutch.  In my opinion, the most detrimental thing that could happen a new photographer is the discovery of PS actions. I remember when I discovered Yang and Ying…. all of you TRA action users know the lingo….I was amazed! You mean I could lighten and darken ANY part of my image? Just with one click?! All of a sudden my dark, underexposed faces were ok! All of my weaknesses in shooting manually were gone! Life was good! ….. or so I thought.  What was really happening was that I stopped LEARNING and started ….

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