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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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5 Reasons Why I Prefer Prime Lenses

  • Ask Anything

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!

FREE POSING MINI-GUIDE

  • And An Exciting Announcement!!

If there is one thing I love above the off-season, it’s the chance to get things done that I’ve been trying to get done for a whole year!! Today I’m announcing a BRAND NEW FREE MINI-GUIDE DOWNLOAD!! This Mini-Guide has been on my to-do list for quite some time and now it’s READY to give away!! Every photographer draws a blank sometimes when they are posing. It happens to all of us! However, it rarely ever happens to me anymore because of the posing system we created.

5 Secrets to Our Client Experience

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When I’m scrolling through photographer’s blog posts during coaching sessions, I’ll talk through how certain wedding days went and why things were captured certain ways. Most photographers say “Well, I couldn’t move her into better light because we only had 3 mins to get her in her dress!”…. Or they’ll say “I didn’t have time to capture more variety with their portraits because family formals took 45 minutes!”. These are just two examples! There are SO many things that can go wrong on a wedding day that have the potential to tarnish your client’s experience!

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