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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...

That Time We Weren’t Booking

  • And How We Fixed It

So many photographers think that it’s just them. It’s easy to think that way when you see people posting engagements left and right. I remember that feeling. A few years ago I was in the exact same place. The inquiries were coming in but the bookings weren’t. I remember thinking to myself “It would be better if the inquiries weren’t even coming in because then I would know that what I was doing was wrong!”.

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!

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