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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...

The Savvy Photographer

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this blog?! As soon as I was contacted by the Savvy Photographer Blog I fell in love with it! It’s adorable and it’s all about helping and inspiring photogs! Be sure to check out this awesome site and read the ABOUT page so that you can learn how this blog came to be! It’s such an amazing idea and I’m so honored to be featured today!!! And if I have my information right, I think they are featuring the office tomorrow! Woohoo!!! I’m so thrilled. Thank you Leslie and Marsha for the sweet opportunity!! Blog readers, leave them some love over on the Savvy Blog!!!

Ceremony Lighting

  • Wedding Wednesday

This is such a vital part of your wedding day! I’ve done a Wedding Wednesday about adding professional lighting to your reception and how that will TRANSFORM your event. It was my BEST decision when it came to reception planning! View that post HERE.  However, reception lighting is not the only lighting to consider when you’re planning your big day. It’s often overlooked, but ceremony lighting is crucial! It’s especially important to think about when you’re getting married in a church.There is very little that you can control about the light at an outdoor ceremony.

The Workflow

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If you’re a photographer… or really any type of small business owner, you probably have one.  Workflows are an essential part of running a business and producing quality work in a timely manner. (That just sounded like I pulled it from the dictionary… I’m just feeling really smart this morning!)  As photographers, I believe our workflows have to be top notch.  If it’s taking you 5 full days of editing to get a wedding done, you’re going to drown in work if you aren’t already.  We have to create efficient, well organized systems, just like any other business. When I was in college and shooting weddings on the weekends, I really couldn’t have

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