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Hello and welcome to The Blog! I’m Katelyn James and I’m a Virginia + Destination Wedding Photographer based in Richmond, VA. Sit back, grab some coffee ( or my personal favorite, Diet Mountain Dew!) and enjoy viewing my latest work, meeting my fabulous clients and getting a little peek into my own life! I’m so excited that you stopped by! You can also view recent features right here! >>

A Reminder

This Is Not My Own
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Well

I had a different post on the “blogging calendar” for today. For some, it may have been more exciting than what I’m about to share but I know deep down that this is more important. I mean, if I CHANGE the blogging calendar, you KNOW it’s for a good reason because that doesn’t happen often! :) So Michael and I are in Santa Barbara, CA for the UNITED conference and it’s just amazing. Amazing people, amazing food, amazing views, amazing classes… but what is TRULY amazing to me is how God uses relationships and connections to change people’s lives.

J&M Freshman Soiree

WPPI 2014
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Ok so

this is fun!!! WPPI is going to be a blast but events like this make us even MORE excited to be in Vegas!!! Justin and Mary are at it again. These two. They are just amazing at finding new ways to reach out…. especially to the newer population of photographers!! This year at WPPI, they are hosting a “Freshman Soiree” but it isn’t JUST a meet and greet, it’s an opportunity for everyone attending to be a part of something much much larger than themselves and that’s awesome!

Ask Anything

Sizing Images for Facebook
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If you’re

a photographer and you’re leveraging Facebook as one of your main marketing tools, that’s AWESOME! Keep it up!! However, as photographers, our IMAGES are crucial to pushing our page forward. A few years ago, Facebook limited the file size of the images that we posted. They were all sized to about 750 pixels wide no matter how large the file was. Now, however, that has all changed. Images can be HUGE and high resolution on Facebook and it’s awesome!!! So if you’re a photographer, we need to make sure your images are being viewed in the absolute BEST format possible!!

WPPI 2014 is Almost Here!

Let Us Know If You're Coming!
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There

is a part of me that cannot believe that it’s already the end of February! You know what that means?!! It’s CONFERENCE time. Yep! It’s that time of the year that we’re praying all of our prep and hard work will pay off and that I’ll deliver beautiful presentations! We’ll see! I really do love speaking because I love people and I love teaching. It’s the best of both worlds. We have an amazing opportunity to connect with so many people at one time and we’re pumped!! However, the excitement is also coupled with the fear of “Shoot!! What if no one shows up?!! GAH!!”. It’s a real fear.

Sitehouse Giveaway!

One Free Design is up for Grabs!
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Today is

an exciting day on the blog!! Well, I think everyday is an exciting day on the blog but lets be honest, some posts are just better than others! Today’s post definitely fits into the “awesome” category because we’re hosting a GIVEAWAY!!! YAY! So when I first started my business in 2008, I immediately signed up with this new website company called “‘Showit”. Basically, you could make you own websites without ever needing to know CODE! This was perfect for me because I never made it to the “coding” part of my graphic design training. :)

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