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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...

White Balance

  • Ask Anything

There are so many things to keep straight on a camera! If you are just starting out and trying to learn how to shoot manually, I feel for ya’! I really do. It’s hard and I definitely haven’t mastered everything yet. I’m still learning with EVERY shoot I do.  It’s a rare occasion for me to come home from a wedding and not have a new tidbit of knowledge. Photography is something that I will never master, but that makes it exciting! It will never get old! So a lot of emails have come in about White Balance (WB). Ohhh that dreaded white balance. If you’re like me when I first started out, the WB was the first thing I forgot. I was more concerned about shutter speed and aperture than anything else!

Historic Kinloch, VA Wedding

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…It’s a strange thing. It is. Getting engaged and planning a wedding seems weird but yet so natural. It’s the next step for us and it’s exciting! However, for some reason, while I’ve been planning and preparing to move on to that next step, I think a lot about the past.  In fact, just the other night, Momma and I were talking about some of the crazy things we used to do when we were younger.  It was perfectly normal to have the Beale kids over to the house to play and then wind up playing in the creek all day.  It’s just what kids do in the country! Another thing that kids do in the country is that they get really close to the families and friends that live near them! For us, this was the Beale family!


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