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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...

Love the Alsops!!

  • Merry Christmas!

house to yours… MERRY CHRISTMAS!! I’m so BEYOND thankful for all of you that check this crazy blog. This blog started as a little place for me to post my work… and it’s turned into the HEARTBEAT of my business. I’m so blessed that people even care to come back to it day after day! That really blows my mind!! Most days I like to think that just my mom and sister check the blog because it’s less intimidating that way!! However, google analytics would suggest otherwise. My mother would actually appreciate it if I were to feel more intimidated about my blogging because

The 2012 Wedding Recap

  • Behind the Scenes

favorites things about the end of the year is seeing all of my photog friends post their “Behind the Scenes” images. Bloopers if you will! They CRACK ME UP and they also make me realize that I’m not the only one that looks like I’ve been hit by a Mack truck after shooting for 10 hours!! It’s just fun to see what’s behind all of the pictures…. and to be honest, the behind the scenes isn’t quite as pretty as the actual end result. I think a general rule of thumb is if the photographer looks rough, the pictures will look great! No photographer should look 100% put together and perfect after shooting for hours upon hours!

December 2012 | Kristi & Matt

  • Coaching

sessions have come in all shapes and sized this year! I’ve worked with new, straight of out college photographers, experienced photographers, best friend teams, Students trying to start businesses while IN school and now a husband/wife team! Kristi started her business a little over a year ago and it’s exploding… in a good way! These are my favorite types of coaching sessions because I get to tell them how to keep moving forward without burning the candle on both ends! I feel equipped to help others with handling a growing business because

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