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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...

A Snow Day

  • Fun at the Farm

are some days when you just need to enjoy life. Last friday was one of those days for us. We have been working hard to prep for the upcoming conferences and still manage everyday business stuff. It’s a lot to keep up with, especially when this is supposed to be the season of rest for us wedding photographers! So last week, we had been planning on heading to the farm for Michael and my brother to help Buddy on the farm and Jill and I were going to have a work day! Well, we did get some work done but we spent the majority of the morning and afternoon playing in

What Should My Business Name Be?

  • Ask Anything

We were driving out of Red Rock Canyon, just 30 minutes outside of Vegas when the topic of my business name came up. I’m pretty sure I cowered down in the seat a little bit because I just knew what was coming. Jasmine Star had just photographed our engagement session and I was trying to take it all in. I’ll admit it, I was star struck (pun intended). I tried to act cool and collected but inside I still couldn’t believe that we had just had our pictures done by THE Jstar! So as we drove out of the state park, Jasmine asked me a very simple but daunting question… “So what made you choose “Inspired Designs By: Katelyn James” for a business name??

Emy's First Bridal Shower

  • Let the Showering Begin!

my first bridal shower. I had no idea what I was supposed to do. I remember thinking “So people are getting together to give me gifts and then watch me open them?! …. And that’s it?!”. I didn’t really grasp the concept of a shower until AFTER I was a bride! I was one of the first of my friends to get married and so all of this was so new to me! Did you know that there are shower GAMES and TRADITIONS and even SUPERSTITIONS?! These were some of the things that I learned as a bride! It’s fun to watch my sister learn all of these things now that she is a bride!

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