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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...

Shooting for the Album | Design & Shooting Techniques

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things to do is design sample albums.  I love design and I know most photographers do not have a design background and so that thought of albums makes them CRINGE! However, when I’m designing sample albums, the only person I have to please is myself! So I can do really fun things and try new layouts and change it as much as I want! I recently went on a trip with my family to Wisconsin to shoot my cousin’s wedding and on the way out there, I designed 4 sample albums AND a honeymoon album! WHAT?!! Where did

The Flower Wedding | North Carolina Wedding Photographer

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to hear people talk about different weddings that they see on the blog. Sometimes they can’t remember the couple’s names so they refer to weddings like this: “Oh you know, the “Blue Truck Wedding!”… referring to Lauryn and Jared’s wedding.  And then some people say, “Well I liked the Cardigan” wedding… referring to Ali and Manny! So I think it’s about time that I join in and start labeling weddings too! Joseph and Casey’s will definitely be the “Flower” wedding. There were flowers EVERYWHERE! It was their theme and I loved it!  Wildflowers filled their centerpieces and DIY paper flowers covered the reception! It took a lot of hard work to prepare and it was worth all



Honeymoon Planning

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Michael proposed and we started planning our wedding! If you have never heard the proposal story…. let me just say, it’s my all time favorite:). After making our gigantic guest list, I was a little overwhelmed and so I told Michael to plan the honeymoon…. the WHOLE thing. I didn’t want to know anything. Just take me somewhere and I trust you completely! However, we did talk about a location and what we liked and didn’t like and we realized that neither one of us wanted to go sit on a beach all week. It just isn’t us! I have a hard time doing absolutely NOTHING and to top it off, I don’t TAN! At ALL! Not even a little bit. I’m a redhead!

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