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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...

An Island Getaway Off The Beaten Path

  • Little Gasparilla Island, Florida

So last week was completely pre-blogged!! Are you impressed? I was so proud of myself for getting that done ahead of time because you know what? I did almost ZERO work this past week. Besides editing some pictures that we took for the property owners, I answered a couple of emails but the majority of our time was spent hanging out with some of our best friends on Little Gasparilla Island in the most amazing bay and beach rental houses!

The Easiest Natural Reflector

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Do you ever see detail images from some photographers and think “Gosh, it’s just SO BRIGHT and beautiful!”?! So often I would get frustrated with my detail shots because I would shoot next to a window and while the light was good, it was always darker on one side and it bothered me. So, I started looking for natural reflectors at every wedding! Sometimes I use a white pillow, sometimes a used my timeline paper and sometimes… I use the envelope!

The End of the 1st KJ Consistency Course

  • And What to Expect Next!

True friends are friends that see potential in you and then take a risk to tell you what you should be doing. Tyler Herrinton… without REALLY even knowing me at the time… took that exact risk. Over two years ago Ty told me that I should be doing more with video and I knew it was true but the problem was, I didn’t have anyone who could DO the video work. Well, what a coincidence! Tyler was a videographer!!! He was 100% spot on with his opinion and we are beyond thankful for him.

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