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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

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EDUCATION LIKE NOTHING ELSE
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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

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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
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I photograph destination weddings around the world but my heart and home are in Virginia. I spend my time educating over 20,000 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

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Have you ever showed up for a wedding or a portrait session and took one look at the location and thought…. “You’ve got to be kidding me!!! How am I going to make this work?!” I have. I have had so many scenarios in my career where I have thought….“Ok, how in the world am I going to make this lousy location work as a great portrait location!!?”.

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Tips for Dealing with Lousy Locations How to make a poor portrait location work!

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It still feels surreal to tell people about what we do for a living. We photograph weddings and we teach other people how to photograph weddings. It’s quite literally a dream job for a creative like myself who loves people! Every month when we do these Student Spotlights, I’m reminded all over again how much of a privilege it is to be a part of these photographer’s lives and play a small role in their stories.

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Student Spotlight April 2021

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This is Rhett’s third month blog post and I’m actually impressed that it’s only 9 days late!! I’m sure I’ll fall behind this year but as of right now, I’m doing ok and I’m actually thankful for the monthly-post commitment to keep me on top of editing our family pics each month!! While people say “the days are long but the years are short”…. I would say EVERYTHING feels short right now!

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Rhett’s Third Month

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If you’re a photographer that despises Off-Camera-Flash (OCF), this blog post is for you! Ugh. I feel you. I used to hate it too… and it honestly still isn’t my favorite but it’s necessary in order to rise in your professionalism on wedding days after dark!! Off camera flash seems intimidating when you’re trying it for the first time.

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Simple Off-Camera Flash Setup One OCF Setup for Wedding Photography

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This is such a fun post for me to share because it’s what I consider my “hobby”! Sure, it’s still photo-related so maybe it’s not a true hobby for me since my career is consumed in the photography world… but it is most definitely what I love to do for fun!

Album design process
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Family Album Spread Design Tips Being Creative with Spread Design!

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This is the biggest complaint we’re hearing about the R6!! Photographers who are moving from the CANON MARK III camera body and switching to the new Canon R6 camera body are lost when it comes to perfecting their edits to the style they are used to.

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Solving MarkIII to R6 Editing Problems Simple fix, once you know the issue!

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There has never been a year quite like 2020. It started off so normal, so simple and so carefree. Then, March/April hit and it felt like everything was turned upside down!

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A 2020 Recap A Weird and Wonderful Year

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