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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...

How to Cull a Full Wedding Day Within 24 HOURS of Shooting the Wedding

How to Cull a Full Wedding Day Within 24 hrs

  • How I cull in 24hrs post-wedding!!

Try to envision this with me…. You just finished photographing a wedding…. Your feet are throbbing. Your back aches a little. You have to pack the car and drive home and you’re going to need some coffee to stay awake. You get home. Maybe you have kids who missed you or a 9-5 job waiting for you Monday morning. And you have THOUSANDS OF IMAGES TO CULL.

Growing your Prime Lens Collection

  • Which Lens Should You Invest In Next....

Ever wondered if you’re making wise decisions with your business investments? I’ll be the first to admit that when I started my business, I purchased what I WANTED and not what I NEEDED. I wasted money, bought a lens just because someone else had it, did very little research and made some financial mistakes. I’d love to save you from making those same mistakes! Here’s an example of one of my biggest mistakes when it came to purchasing a prime lens to add to my collection!

Graham’s 12th Month

Here it is…. the post that I knew would be hard to wrap my mind around… Graham is ONE. How was it a full year ago that I gave birth to my sweet rainbow baby? His birth was everything I hoped it would be. I had prepared myself for the worst but the worst never came….. really, nothing abnormal or scary or complicated came. I gave birth to this 9lb 14oz boy naturally and just a couple of hours after I arrived at the hospital. I prayed for this. Michael and I both felt like we held our breath throughout his entire pregnancy and we just wanted him to get here safely.

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