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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...

And Why Airborne isn't as Nasty as it Seems!

  • A Sick Day

a sick day.  A day when all I really want to do is lay under our down comforter and watch old episodes of Friends. Yesterday I got home in the evening from a shoot and was returning emails while Michael was at a meeting. I was ready to conqueror my inbox and get an album design done but veryyyyy slowly, I started losing motivation.  After about 30 minutes, I realized the house was CHILLY and I went downstairs to turn the heat up but it was at 76! So I thought “Hmmm… that thermometer must be broken because it is COLD in here!!”.

Gayton Baptist Church

  • The Jazz Nativity 2011

wish I wasn’t running out the door for a lunch meeting!! I wanted to have time to explain just how amazing Jazz Nativity was this year at our church! Jazz Nativity is a large scale Jazz concert and it’s literally one of my new favorite Christmas traditions! This was year two that I was able to be a part of the production and guess who else sang with me…. MY HUSBAND. Bet you didn’t know he could sing did ya?!! Well, that’s because he HIDES it! I’ll be posting a video later on when I return home and actually have some time to finish up this post. But for now, I just want to leave you with some fun images

Merry Christmas 2011 Brides!

  • A Day at the Spa

several classes with Justin and Mary and two years at WPPI… I’ve come away learning one really important thing. You need to WOW your clients. Be more than they ever expected and completely blow their expectation of you out of the water… and that yields FREE word-of-mouth marketing!! In my opinion, word-of-mouth is the best kind of marketing there is! It’s effective and I want that for my business. I also learned over the course of the past three years that I want to run a business that is RELATIONAL and PERSONAL. I want the brides that invest in


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