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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 Urgency Workflow

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This post started because of one Snapchat!! We were away at the Connect Marriage Retreat and we had just shot a wedding the day before and since I blog weddings on the Tuesday morning after the wedding, I had A LOT of work to get down while we were traveling. We flew out on Sunday and as soon as we arrived at the conference center, we had other responsibilities and I knew that if I didn’t gradually get my work done, I would be staying up until 3am on Monday night trying to finish this blog post!!

The Parent Portrait

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Have you heard me say that “Micro Changes produce Macro Results”? Well it’s one of my favorite phrases in business because it continually proves itself to be true in our business. I’m about to share one Micro Change that we made during family portraits that has made a big impact on our wedding days! Now I know that no photographer LOVES family formals but we actually view this part of the day as one of the most “value adding” opportunities we have throughout the entire experience!

My New Favorite Travel Lens

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I blogged about our trip to Hawaii and we started to get so many emails about ONE thing. You guessed it….. the resounding question was “WHAT LENSES DID YOU USE?!” Well there was once a day when I used to take MULTIPLE lenses on vacation and I am excited to announce that those days are over!! Yep! I’ve found my traveling soul-mate in lens form and it rocked my world in Hawaii!! The truth is, you don’t NEED to have all of your lenses… you just need to have the capabilities of all of your lenses! For example….

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