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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...

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!

The Double Birthday

  • Happy Birthday to Momma & Mike

I may have shared this once before… actually, I’m pretty sure that I have! Oh well, I’m sharing it again! My MOM and Michael’s DAD have the same birthday!!! It makes January extra fun and it gives us something to look forward to after the excitement of Christmas settles down. Because our parents are good friends and we grew up together, it means that we have been celebrating these two birthdays together LONG before Michael and I were even dating!! Crazy!

Shooting the Big Picture

  • Ask Anything

We were approached by a local wedding network about wedding trends a while back. They asked if I had any examples of WIDE portraits from wedding days and I had to think about it for a minute! Was this really a new “Wedding Trend”? After I started thinking about it, I realized that I think they are on to something! When I think about my parent’s wedding pictures and other wedding portraits that I have seen from that generation, I don’t recall ever seeing really WIDE portraits!

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