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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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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!

What Did You REALLY Make?

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It’s the end of the year and the beginning of a new one which means several things. 1. We all have new goals, 2. We’re using this off season time to get our big projects done and 3. We should have a clear picture of what we made last year. As a creative, I HATE looking at the numbers. As a business owner, I know it’s something I have to understand. There aren’t a lot of creatives who love the business side of things and I can totally understand that. However, it worries me that a lot of small business owners don’t REALLY know how much money they are making.

Why You Always Have Something to Blog

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This post isn’t going to be crazy long because you’re going to have a task to do in about 3 minutes!! I recently spoke at the Rising Tide Summit and it was such a fun time! However, my topic wasn’t that EASY to hear. I encouraged over 400 creatives to give blogging a shot. So many people never give blogging a chance simply because they don’t think they have anything to share. They’re struggling from either a lack of blogging ideas or a lack of courage or BOTH. Let me encourage you with this…. YOU are quite possibly your greatest enemy… and you have control over YOU…. so lets make a change!

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