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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...

Family Vacation 2016 | At the Lake

  • 20 People in a Tiny House!

Some of you may follow us on snapchat or maybe you remember me mentioning this in a past blog post…. but this year has been full of a lot of NEW THINGS for our families. One of the new things that has come into our family isn’t very NEW… it’s just new to US! Our family now has a little place on Lake Gaston. Little being the key word. When people hear “Lake House”, I feel like you think of MASSIVE walls of windows and a perfect patio and boathouse. Our place is a work in progress… but let me tell you something…

Why JOY Matters in Business

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I’ve often wondered about this. What makes some people so lovable and others so hard to connect with? Why do some people naturally draw people to themselves and others have trouble doing so? I’ve REALLY noticed this on wedding days. There are some vendors that Michael and I just CLICK with and others who seem like they hate us all day! I don’t think they REALLY hate us…. it just seems like it sometimes. The more I pay attention to this in our own industry the more I notice it in everyday life.


  • Don't Let AWKWARD POSING Ruin Your Client Experience!

Photographers…. if you don’t read ANYTHING ELSE this week on my blog… read this! : You may not even be aware of how you are hurting your own business!! This sounds harsh but it’s true! Over the last 8 years in business as a full time wedding photographer, I have realized that I WIN OVER my clients during their first time in front of my camera. This means that the way I POSE, DIRECT and create an INVITING EXPERIENCE is literally the way I create raving fans. What do raving fans do? They bring me more business!! For FREE!

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