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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...

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When Friends Want to Book You

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This is a tough post for me to write, because we do a lot of friends and family weddings!! However, one of the most common questions that we get asked is how to handle these situations. I never thought that I would write about this on my blog, because it can be tricky to publicly share our thought process. I’m writing this not to make our friends and family feel bad for discounts, (we are the ones who gave the discounts anyway… which is part of one of my points I’ll share later on!) but to encourage photographers to maintain professionalism while also finding a way to serve those whom they are closest to!

Is Blogging Old School?

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If you have followed me for a while, you know that blogging is a KEY part of my business. I’ve blogged EVERY. SINGLE. WEEK. since 2008. I may have taken a week or two off for a vacation here or there and I took a break last December…. but overall, I have been VERY consistent. So what has it done for my business? Well, it’s been a game-changer. I wouldn’t have grown as quickly and I wouldn’t have created my “KJ Bride” family without my blog. It has allowed me to grow to the first page of google, attract our ideal clients and market our business for FREE!

The Scarcity Mentality

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This post is coming from a place of vulnerability. I’m going to explain what type of THINKING a successful business owner needs and then openly admit that sometimes, I don’t think that way. There are ways to approach business and finances. You can either view your business through the lens of ABUNDANCE or SCARCITY. There are many different ways to discover which camp you fall into. These two ways of thinking have a dramatic effect on your level of SUCCESS, your level of FEAR, the amount that you WORRY and the amount of HOPE that you have in your life!

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