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HI, I'm KATELYN JAMES

HI, I'm KATELYN JAMES

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EDUCATION LIKE NOTHING ELSE
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HI, I'm KATELYN JAMES

HI, I'm KATELYN JAMES

Arrow KJ
EDUCATION LIKE NOTHING ELSE
GET YOUR KJ ALL ACESS FREE TRIAL

HI, I'm KATELYN JAMES

HI, I'm KATELYN JAMES

Arrow KJ
EDUCATION LIKE NOTHING ELSE
GET YOUR KJ ALL ACESS FREE TRIAL

HI, I'm KATELYN JAMES

HI, I'm KATELYN JAMES

Arrow KJ
EDUCATION LIKE NOTHING ELSE
GET YOUR KJ ALL ACESS FREE TRIAL

HI, I'm KATELYN JAMES

HI, I'm KATELYN JAMES

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EDUCATION LIKE NOTHING ELSE
GET YOUR KJ ALL ACESS FREE TRIAL
I photograph destination weddings around the world but my heart and home are in Virginia. I spend my time educating over 18,000 online photography students in our KJ Community through transformational online courses & industry-leading behind the scenes membership program, KJ All Access!

Any photographer can build a  profitable AND purposeful business.

I'M AN EDUCATOR, PHOTOGRAPHER, & MOMMA WHO BELIEVES

WELCOME!

I'm so glad you've found my online home! If you're new here, you need to know a few things. 1. I'm married to my high school sweetheart and second shooter! 2. We have two babies here with us, one precious baby boy in heaven and one on the way!  and 3. Everything we do in our business is rooted in a deep desire to create an incredible legacy.

Whether we're creating tools that teach photographers how to build a career that supports their family, capturing love stories for our KJ Couples, recording Podcasts about our experience with a stillbirth or the struggle to be a healthy husband/wife team, or just simply sharing the ups and downs of our everyday life on Instagram, we want our life & our business to change lives. We believe our stories, experiences and insight can change other's stories... so welcome friend! Let's get started.....
You know all those
photographer dreams you’ve had?

LET'S DO THEM

These images you see below? My work didn't always look like this. I struggled just like any new photographer, but when I finally "got it", I was able to not only master my style but I was able to break down how I mastered it in a way that could easily be taught and replicated for other photographers! My courses, templates and industry-leading membership program is transforming thousands of photographers lives. Let's get started!
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STUDENT

TRANSFORMED businesses, TRANsFORMED LIvEs

STORIES

from struggle to success

"The education I have gained from Katelyn has been life changing. It has elevated my work to a place where I could quit my daytime job, go full time and work from home while raising our sweet baby boy!

I used to spend hours behind my computer screen culling, feeling like my work wasn't where I wanted it to be. But now, I have the tools in my belt to go to any shoot in any lighting and weather condition and feel confident that I will nail it! These courses have given me my life back!!"

- Joanna Krueger, Colorado

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KJ Lighting, Posing, Consistency Courses

"A year into my business I struggled so much. I invested in all the KJ courses and went from shooting 9 weddings in my first year, to shooting booking 27 weddings the next year!" 

I have been able to more than double my prices from where I started and went full time! I now book over 25 weddings a year consistently, I book a destination wedding every year, and most importantly I build these amazing relationships with my clients! Katelyn teaches from her heart. She's one of the most genuine educators, and I'm just so thankful for her and her team!!" 

- Keeley Moffitt, Virginia

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"Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!! YOU ROCKED MY BUSINESS! You changed it so much for the better! I am sooooo happy and so blessed to call you a mentor!

 I took your consistency course, then your posing course and now your light and location course! Its so easy to go into any situation and location and know I got this!

- Veronica Ilioi, Hawaii

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"Katelyn I cannot thank you enough for what you have done to help me since I am a visual learner. Thank you for everything!" 

Thank you and your amazing family enough you guys are just the best in the world ! Thank you so much for helping me with everything from posing, lighting and editing! I feel like I've got it down now!

- Justin Schwalbendorf, Connecticut

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"Best money I have EVER spent on education! ... and I've spent a lot!”

- Kara Abbey, ALL-ACCESS MEMBER

"I love all the lessons I'm learning from KJ All Access! Thanks Katelyn!”

- Shannon Drummond, ALL-ACCESS MEMBER

"I find very few educational resources worth it ... this one is!”

- Kate gansneder, ALL-ACCESS MEMBER

"Recently signed up for KJ All Access and it's EVERYTHING!”

- Kassidy Mowery, ALL-ACCESS MEMBER

"Being able to see behind-the-scenes of Katelyn interacting with her clients has been SO impactful!”

- Angie mcpherson, ALL-ACCESS MEMBER

"Recently signed up for KJ All Access and it's EVERYTHING!”

- Kassidy Mowery, ALL-ACCESS MEMBER

"SO worth it! It's amazing the amount of knowledge you get out of them!”

- Brittany Lowe, ALl ACCESS MEMBER

"I learned just as much in one All Access as I did in a whole course! SO GOOD!"

- Joanna Krueger, ALL-ACCESS MEMBER

LEGACY

I believe every moment of pain, every hurdle and every valley in our lives isn't purposeless, in fact, I think so much of who we are supposed to be can be found in our mountaintop experiences but even more so our valleys. Whether it's our love story that started when I was 15, our journey to a healthier marriage or sharing how we survived and even thrived in the midst of a stillbirth, we're committed to sharing the story God is writing in our lives.  We believe a life well-lived means leaving behind a legacy of sharing what we've learned & leaning into transparency rather than only sharing the highlights of our lives! 
FAITH, MOTHERHOOD, AND OUR STORY OF
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The KJ Blog is where you get to know me, where you meet our KJ Couples and see their beautiful wedding days, where I have been building an archive of education for over a decade and where I let you see a peek into our life, our home, and hear about our purpose! 
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"I have invested in all of KJ’s education!

The way she teaches makes so much sense and I’m so grateful for her! My business will be forever changed!"

- Renee Nicolo

"KJ education has been life-changing

 It has elevated my work so I could quit my day job and work from home with our baby boy!"

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"I'VE INVESTED IN SO MANY RESOURCES... 

and none compare to what I get from KJ!"

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