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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...

Everly’s Fifth Month

Well, if you’ve followed our story on social media, you know that the end of Evy’s fourth month was a bit interesting with the news of her hip harness! Whew! We are still navigating through all of the changes that it has presented! However, overall, this past month has been one of my absolute favorites with her! She’s so interactive and funny and joyful! She loves to scream, squeal and unfortunately… SPIT. But hey, it’s just a phase, right?

Why Sharing Your Life on the Internet Isn’t Bad

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Often when I’m teaching at a workshop, I get a lot of questions about sharing our personal life online. It’s not that people think it’s bad… it’s more a question of whether or not it’s really beneficial. The more I teach, the more I have realized that it’s not easy for people to openly share about their life and who they are online. It comes naturally to me, but that is not everyone’s reality. The reason I’m writing this post isn’t to pressure people into sharing something that they don’t want to…. it’s to give permission and encouragement to those who have a story that they are contemplating sharing, but are unsure about it.

5 Tips for Shooting in a Tiny Space!

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Maybe I’m the only photographer who thinks like this…. but I get a LITTLE nervous about big city weddings. When I’m shooting in the heart of a downtown area it can be HARD to find locations that I love. You’re dodging pedestrians, road work, weird reflections, cars, stop lights, etc! The list goes on and on! If you’ve ever photographed a wedding in a city location without a park across the street, you understand what I’m talking about! It can be stressful!!!

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