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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...

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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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  • Scott + Megan | Engaged

sweatpants and if it was up to Scottie, they would have worn them for some of their engagement session! Megan and Scottie are best friends and the more I learned about them, the more I loved them.  Between their loved for sweatpants, Taco Bell, and Megan’s love for the blog, I knew they were quickly going to become one of “those” couples. Don’t worry, being one of “those” couples is a good thing! I called Michael after I left the session and I told him “Aww, Michael it was one of “those” couples…. ya know, those couples that LOVE their pictures, LOVE each other and are willing to go the extra mile for a good shot! AND they love the blog!! “.

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  • Wedding Wednesday

Whew! What a RELIEF!!! I can’t tell you how amazing it feels to have invitations in the mail and DONE! This may seem like an easy task but let. me. tell. you!…… This was a process! I LONG process! I was so stressed when I had to figure out what these invitations were going to look like. I have seen SO many fun invitations and every cute idea I saw, I wanted to incorporate it! That just isn’t possible and when you try to design anything with multiple “looks” in mind, you’re in trouble! I just needed to figure out what our style was going to be and roll with it!… but this was overwhelming.

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