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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...

Photographers : What you don’t realize about your Skin Tones!

  • The Secret to Consistency!

I would say that easily 75% of the editing concerns that come up in our workshops and coaching sessions stem from one of two common issues. Either the photographer doesn’t know how to create “pop” in their images or they struggle with a lack of liveliness and warmth! It’s SO HARD to look at your own work and realize what is missing and causing an issue!! After I show them how they can WARM an image without over-doing it, and how I ALWAYS make sure that we avoid grey/blue skin tones in our images, it’s like I showed them a WHOLE NEW WORLD!!!! It’s simple and yet this secret is overlooked, because it requires using a less-popular slider in Lightroom!!

Emily’s Maternity Portraits

  • I Can't Wait To Be An Aunt!

God knew what he was doing when my little sister and her husband got pregnant two months before we did. You see, I’m the worrier in the family. I can worry about anything!! Emily isn’t a worrier and so it’s really been the perfect dynamic for us since she’s two months ahead of me. Every weird little thing that I’m experiencing, she has already been through. All of the freak-outs that I have about birth and being a mom and not being ready… she reassures me that I have nothing to worry about. Its really been such a blessing to have her blaze the trail of this new season for so many reasons and I’m thankful for that!

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