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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! 


4 Reasons You’re Not Booking

Not booking? Don’t jump to lowering your prices, that’s the number one mistake business owners make when they are in a dry booking spell. This free download will help you identify four ways to increase your value!

Second Shooter’s Checklist

This is a must-have resource for all second shooters out there! Michael has put together a list of his must have shots for the wedding day!! Grab your FREE copy now!!


Top 5 Most Profitable Business Decisions

Sometimes when you’re running a business it’s hard to know where to focus your time and energy! This free download is sharing my top 5 tips for making decisions that are smart and will also allow you to make more money!

5 Signs It’s Time to Raise Your Prices

Did you know that most photographers don’t grow at the rate they are hoping for simply because they are too fearful of not booking to raise their prices?! In this free e-book I’m sharing 5 signs that may mean it’s time to adjust your prices!

The Ideal Timeline

This is an excerpt from our 90+ page Bridal Guide that we send to our couples after they book with us! The timeline of the wedding day directly affects the photography of the day. We dedicated two full spreads to explaining the ideal timeline for our couples! Enjoy!

5 Mental Wedding Day Reminders

Every photographer has a checklist for their wedding days! This free download is a checklist that most photographers never think about! Download this PDF for your next wedding and we guarantee it will make a difference!

Bride and Groom Questionnaire

This is our Bride and Groom Questionnaire that we send to all of our couples 8 weeks before their big day! It keeps us well informed and on top of our game on the wedding day and ensures that we have covered all of our bases beforehand!

Cheat Sheet – Senior Guys Posing

This is a simple PDF that I created to help my husband, Michael, when he started shooting on his own! It’s a great PDF to have stored on your phone! Use it when you draw a blank and need quick posing ideas for guys of all ages!

KJ All Access Membership

KJ All Access allows photographers to learn from gaining MONTHLY access to behind the scenes videos of our weddings and portrait sessions! Come be our virtual third shooter and learn alongside of us! It’s like a mini-real-life course EVERY month for just $29/month!

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  • NEED NEW INSPIRATION to get out of the rut you’re stuck in!
  • Are anxious to LEARN NOT FROM SLIDES or a perfected course, but from REAL LIFE EXPERIENCES!
  • Want to get into wedding photography but HAVEN’T HAD SECOND SHOOTING EXPERIENCES!
  • Struggle to view yourself as a professional and need a BOOST IN YOUR CONFIDENCE!
  • Are a KJ COURSE STUDENT and want to see what you’ve been taught executed in real-life scenarios!
  • Want to learn to how to create genuinely JOYFUL​ AND AUTHENTIC CLIENT EXPERIENCES!
  • Tired of learning from educators but not having it “click” because you need to SEE IT IN ACTION!
  • You want to see IMPERFECT SCENARIOS AND SITUATIONS and be shown how to overcome them!
  • Desire to grow but have yet to find something that will TAKE YOU TO THE NEXT LEVEL!
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