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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...

3 Goals for Wedding Season

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Welp! Maternity leave is ending and we’re gearing up for not only a WEDDING this weekend but also prepping for our FIRST WORKSHOP in the new house! To say I’m excited is an understatement! Each year when I’m getting ready to start wedding season again I like to establish some GOALS for the new season! One year, I had the goal of getting better at Off Camera Flash! I challenged myself at EVERY wedding to create unique and creative portraits using flash and it helped me grow immensely!

Morgan’s Bridal Shower

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When I first started blogging, I started a series called “Wedding Wednesday”. This series was dedicated to creating content and ideas for brides! I would go to GREAT lengths to create centerpiece ideas and think of new ways to arrange florals! I loved that stuff!! I was in college and my business was just beginning! I was so excited about thinking of new things and sharing them! So my Wedding Wednesday posts quickly became a hit!

The 15 Minute Disaster

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It was my first year in business and I didn’t know that it was up to me to educate my brides about creating a timeline that included an ample amount of time for portraits! If you’re a wedding photographer then you know that this story is heading nowhere good! The beginning of the day was just fine, but like most wedding days there were a few things that popped up and made the bride run late. So, because the bride was concerned about getting into the church and hiding before any guests arrived, we had to forego all of the first look portraits.

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