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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 NECESSITY of mixing business and kids! | Guest Post : Matt & Carissa Kennedy

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These two. Where do I start? Matt and Carissa are some of the first industry friends who showed us how awesome it can be to have a family and still love your business. We only get to see them at conferences and when they are paying the east coast a visit! We can’t wait to make a trip to Vancouver one day to visit them and meet their two oldest kiddos one day! We met Gracie when she was just a baby, and we’ve watched them parent and raise their children while they still dream big and run an incredible business!! They have graciously offered to GUEST BLOG for us today!! ENJOY! :

How Do You Know When You’re Ready to Outsource?

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Today, I’m speaking at the Creative at Heart conference in Memphis, TN! This conference is one of my favorites because it’s intimate, intentional and we’re always surrounded by the most amazing people!! I love our panel group this round because the questions that were asked yesterday were so on point. We talked about a lot, but one of the biggest questions was “When do I know if I’m ready to outsource?!”. It’s such a huge turning point in a business! So how do you know when you need to take this leap of faith?

5 Reasons Why I Prefer Prime Lenses

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We receive this question often after we post a new shoot or wedding images that are full of bright images and vibrant colors! Photographers want to know how we’re accomplishing that look and there isn’t one easy answer! Our style is defined by so many different aspects! Lighting, editing, posing, backgrounds and lenses! I would write a novel if I explained how each aspect contributes to our defined style, so today I’m just going to focus on lenses and why we choose to shoot with PRIME (or fixed) lenses instead of zoom lenses!

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