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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 Importance of Having a “Person”

  • Wedding Wednesday

So you’re planning for your big day. It’s just around the corner and you’re wondering if you’re forgetting anything!! Well, I hate to say it but you probably are. It’s just normal for a bride to forget something and that’s ok. Your friends, family and wedding team will make sure that they have everything covered so that you can enjoy the day. However, if you’re like me and did a lot of the wedding planning yourself, you’re going to need HELP. We worked with Anna Burke Events for our own wedding and she was amazing! She keeps everyone in line and she never misses a beat!!

Photography Etiquette on Instagram

  • Ask Anything

I have to admit that I’ve been so nervous about this post. So, let me first start by explaining that my heart isn’t to shame or call out anyone. The reason I’m posting about this topic is because there is a trend happening in the photography industry that’s not healthy. My hope is that this post will make everyone AWARE of what’s going on and we can all hold one another accountable. Now that I just scared all of you because this first paragraph makes this topic seem WAY more serious than it needs to be, let me explain what this is all about….

10 Things I HATED & LOVED About Selling Our Home

  • Building a Home Made for Hosting

We put our house on the market and expected it to sell immediately. Well, after 10 months of trial and error…. 10 months of wishing and hoping… 10 months of dead-end showings… we learned A LOT about the real estate market. I think we tried everything in the book when it came to tips and tricks. However, we did NOT try burrying a statue of Saint Joseph in our front yard. We were told many times that that would sell our house but we never did it. We thought it was hilarious though!! We ended up selling our house with Jenni & Co. and we were so impressed by their team!!

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