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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...

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

  • Ask Anything

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.

The Beautiful Side of Change

  • Walking into a New Season

There have been so many times the last three months when I’ve said “Shoot! I need to get a blog post up!” and I have every intention of doing it but it doesn’t happen. When it doesn’t happen, I start to think of how much of a hypocrite I am because I have PREACHED that BLOGGING CONSISTENTLY and having consistency in your business is the KEY to success…. and here I am not doing it. Well, a dear friend of mine recently told me “Katelyn… you don’t have to blog like you used to because you put in the time… you dedicated yourself to blogging daily for 8 YEARS and now it’s ok for things to change”. What? Change?! Things don’t need to CHANGE!! I just need to get off maternity leave and then I’ll be back at it…. right???

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