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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...

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!!

How One Conversation Changed My Life

  • United in Charleston 2016

Three years ago I was at a leader’s dinner during the United conference. Michael and I were at David Jay’s house in Santa Barbara when I got the text that read “You need to come back to the hotel ASAP!” This text was from a friend of mine who had been having some amazing conversations with some other friends about faith and Jesus and what our ultimate purpose is. She sent an urgent text message because our sweet friend had come to a place where she wanted Jesus to be a part of her life and she wanted me to be there. What happened that night literally changed the REST of life.

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