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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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Is It Time to Raise Your Prices?! | FREE DOWNLOAD

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I sure hope I’m not the only one who dealt with this. When I started my business it almost felt like I had split personalities. One day I considered myself to be a professional and other days I couldn’t believe I was asking people to pay me $1600 to take PICTURES!! I think I went back and forth between these two views of myself because I created this business all by myself. I never took a class, I didn’t have a degree in business OR photography, and I never had anyone tell me that I was qualified for the job! I just WENT for it!!!

My Thought Process | Lens for Reception Details

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Last week I photographed my first greek wedding and the getting ready portion of the day was a bit different and challenging because of the lighting and because of our time restraint. So, I created a blog post that basically walked through what was going on inside of my head during that part of the day. In some ways, I sound crazy… but evidently, it was helpful! We’re so thankful for the response and so we decided to do it again!! If you’re enjoying these “case studies” of sorts from our recent weddings, let us know and we’ll continue to enhance these posts and keep them coming!!

My Thought Process | Bride Getting Into Her Dress

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Sometimes I wonder if there is anything left to teach after hosting workshops, coaching and online resources for over 4 years now. Are there really MORE areas of the wedding day that photographers need help with? The answer is YES. I could break down the wedding day piece by piece and really never run out of advice to share! Over the years I have established patterns in the way that I photograph wedding days. It used to be that I only held myself accountable to getting AWESOME portraits at every wedding.

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