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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...

Telling A Bride That You’re Not the Best Fit

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So Amanda Hedgepeth and I have been texting this week because GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE!!! She just shared her first video blog this week and we had scheduled to bring out video blogs BACK this week!!! She’s just adorable so you have go watch! We laughed about our timing of it all. I’m so thankful to have such sweet friends in this industry that are such cheerleaders and not competitors!!! Amanda is such a dear friend, amazing peer in the industry, past KJ BRIDE!

Finding My Strength

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This past weekend Michael and I had the privilege of going back to our home church and sharing about what God is doing in our business. My dad asked us if we would be a part of their recent series about living for Christ outside the walls of the church and of course we said yes! What an honor! Our home church is where we and grew up, where we spent our early dating years, where he proposed and where we got married! There are so many sweet memories at that church.

How To Shoot With Flash In A Barn

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It’s no secret that I don’t LOVE flash photography. However, I know that I need to constantly push myself to get better at it. Over the years I have learned so much about how to manage my flash and make it work for me. I have learned how to re-create my own natural light style with flash instead of sunlight. This may not be the “technically correct” way of shooting receptions but to be honest, I have literally heard DOZENS of different approaches to shooting this part of the day. If they are creating gorgeous, high quality images, then how can they be “wrong”?

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