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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...

Paint Colors | A Million Shades of Gray

  • The New House

moving right along with the new house! The walls are drywalled and spackled, the shake siding is on and all of the windows are in! It’s just insane to watch this take form. We came back from our CA trip two weeks ago and it was like it was a totally different house! We’ve had several bumps along the road but they have been corrected and we’re getting so excited to see all of our interior selections start to come in! We picked a dark wood floor for the downstairs. It isn’t a traditional hard wood, it’s hand scraped with random width and we love it! The trim and the molding will be white and the downstairs is pretty wide open. So naturally, I have a painting dilemma.

In a Nutshell

  • United 2013

ago we were in sunny California… last week were at home with 3 inches of snow… this week we’re in Vegas and it’s in the 70’s… next week we’ll be in Northern California and it’s going to be chilly… YIKES! I’m really surprised I haven’t gotten sick! (knocking on wood now). March is just a crazy month for us but we’re so excited about these fun little trips. We realize this is the time to do this. No kids, no demanding work schedules… we’re taking advantage of this season of life and it’s a lot of fun! When we were at the UNITED conference, I had the opportunity to speak and I was so honored to be there.

Chromatic Aberration... Ewww

  • Ask Anything

photographer has dealt with this at some point or another. And if a photographer says to you “I’ve never had an issue with Chromatic Aberration”, chances are, they have but they aren’t aware of it! It’s a TINY little issue that photographers run into with intricate details in images. Please don’t ask me to explain what causes chromatic aberration in detail because I already sound nerdy enough just mentioning the name!! (And to be honest, I really don’t know!) What I DO know is that when you’re shooting heavily detailed things, chromatic aberration has the possibility of rearing its’ ugly head!

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