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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...

FREE EDUCATIONAL VIDEO: Shooting in Haze

Photographers…. don’t we just love the “glow”? It’s the best! When the sun is low and the light is golden, it’s a recipe for perfect portraits. However, it’s not always easy to find the EXACT angle or the EXACT approach to the light to get the look the look that you want. If you’re angled too far in one direction, your image will be too hazy. If you’re angled too far in the other direction, you’ll have harsh light hitting your client’s face. It’s a very delicate balance!! It can also be a very frustrating balance. I don’t know if there is anything MORE frustrating during a shoot than KNOWING you could have incredible images but not knowing how to get them!

Graham’s First Month

It’s been a month…. really, it’s been 6 weeks, but who’s counting? It’s more fast paced around our house than ever before. Two kids who are both young and needy and completely dependent on us makes for busy days. However, I’m trying to realize each day that we will look back and miss the oversized chunky cheeks and mis-spoken words in toddler-gibberish.  One day we’ll be running big kids to practices and activities and we’ll miss all of the tiny-person questions coming from the back seat… and the feeling of being so needed and loved, when nursing my baby makes everything right again in their world. I’m trying to cherish it all, even the hard parts. 

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