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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...

Running a Business While on Vacation

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of you know, we took a week long trip to Bermuda two weeks ago. We drove through the night after Ryan and Alina’s Charlottesville wedding to head to NYC where our ship was departing the next day. Call us crazy…. but we did it! And we even got 4 hours of sleep AND the whole wedding culled! It’s hard work to walk away from the normal duties of “life” for a week… and even harder to leave a business behind! So is it possible to run a business with little to no internet 500 miles out into the great abyss of the Atlantic ocean… while living on a BOAT?! Yes, yes it is! And I’m about to tell you how!

By Southern Weddings

  • A Newlywed Interview

we were in Bermuda, the amazing ladies at Southern Weddings did such a sweet post and interview on us and our home!! We absolutely love Southern Weddings… not just because of the gorgeous inspiration they provide but because of what they stand for. They care about marriages and not just the wedding day and that’s evident in what they post on their blog. I just wanted to share a few house updates that we haven’t shown yet (little updates but they’re still fun!) and highlight some of my favorite interview questions from their post!

The Story About Our First Paycheck

  • It's Pay Day!

It’s funny to say this…. but I have never truly gotten a REAL paycheck. Sure, I had a high school part time job (Beside’s “Katelyn’s Kraft’s”) but when you’re getting a $250 paycheck… it’s not the same as a REAL paycheck. I’m talking about a “big girl” paycheck.. the kind that had taxes and social security taken out, can pay a majority of your bills and is the same amount every two weeks. I’ve never had this experience… until recently. Michael and I just recently became an S. Corp because it really just made more sense for us. We needed to both be employees of Katelyn James Photography so that our health

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