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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...

The Workshop Experience

  • February 2016 | Behind the Scenes

I’m constantly amazed at how we seem to get the absolute BEST group of people together for our workshops!! After day two girls from Texas and VA were like besties and Bokeh had licked almost everyone in the face at least once! Personalities meshed and our attendees were quick to encourage and be patient when questions took a little longer than expected. The respect amongst this group of photographers blew me away. I always get nervous before workshops…. always.

Choosing Imperfection

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Last week I got an email from Lara Casey asking if I had any recent, practical life examples of how I was “choosing imperfection”. Well, this wasn’t a weird question for me because I know Lara and I know what she means and how she thinks. I’m not putting myself in the same category as Lara Casey…she’s amazing!! … But I do think that we’re similar in the way that our brains work thinking about ideas and business. There are always new ideas and the motivation to GET IT ALL DONE!! …. And yet there is also a struggle to choose life over work.

5 Secrets to Our Client Experience

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When I’m scrolling through photographer’s blog posts during coaching sessions, I’ll talk through how certain wedding days went and why things were captured certain ways. Most photographers say “Well, I couldn’t move her into better light because we only had 3 mins to get her in her dress!”…. Or they’ll say “I didn’t have time to capture more variety with their portraits because family formals took 45 minutes!”. These are just two examples! There are SO many things that can go wrong on a wedding day that have the potential to tarnish your client’s experience!

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