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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 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!

Legacy Wedding Albums

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and that means tomorrow is Wednesday…(I’m brilliant, I know).  So if tomorrow is Wednesday, that means I’m half way through the week…. and I haven’t gotten half of my work done yet! So…. today has to be incredibly efficient! I’m trying this new method of a to-do list where I schedule everything… if I’m not done with emails after an hour… the rest will have to wait until later. I’m trying to be strict!! Puppy potty breaks happen every hour on the hour and blogging needs to only take an hour and a half! GAH! So that means I need to hurry! I apologize in advance for my typos…. I’m sure my mother or sister will correct all of them when they read this post.

Shooting for the Album | Design & Shooting Techniques

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things to do is design sample albums.  I love design and I know most photographers do not have a design background and so that thought of albums makes them CRINGE! However, when I’m designing sample albums, the only person I have to please is myself! So I can do really fun things and try new layouts and change it as much as I want! I recently went on a trip with my family to Wisconsin to shoot my cousin’s wedding and on the way out there, I designed 4 sample albums AND a honeymoon album! WHAT?!! Where did

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