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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

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

Arrow KJ
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 40,000 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
What's in My Camera Bag?

You know how much I love my Canon R6!! I switched over a year ago and it’s made all the difference! But for MONTHS I said I was not going to upgrade any of my lenses (I even filmed a YouTube video saying I wasn’t going to!!). Well the time has come and I’ve decided to eat my words and upgrade… and I think we’ve finally found our perfect RF lineup!!!

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What’s in My Camera Bag? My RF Lens Lineup for Wedding Days

READER FAVORITES

When was the last time I did a travel post?! Between babies and Covid, there haven’t been many opportunities for us to travel just the two of us.

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Jackson Hole And Yellowstone

Personal

Today I’m taking you behind the scenes on a real engagement shoot and breaking down one of my favorite images of 2021!! This image took some creativity and patience and I am SO happy with the final result!

Behind the Image
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How I Captured this Epic Image!! Watch me shoot AND troubleshoot!

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32 Years. Over three decades. Can you image the impact? My dad accepted the call to our tiny little part of Virginia when I was just 18mos old.

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32+ Years of Impact Daddy's Retirement

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Off season is here!! For wedding photographers, this is hopefully a time to rest and rejuvenate before busy season kicks back in. This is also a great time to focus on some back-end business tasks you might have had on your plate for a while now. 

How to Maximize Off Season
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How to Maximize Off Season Tips for Wedding Photographers

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2021 was a year to remember! I decided to close out YouTube for the year, by reflecting back on life lessons 2021 taught me – what worked, what didn’t and what I hope to remember as I move into 2022. 

5 Life Lessons I Learned in 2021
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5 Life Lessons I Learned in 2021 A look back at the year

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You guys know talking about the tech side of a photography business is not my expertise… but thankfully it IS Tyler’s!!! I asked him to take over this YouTube video because I want to help you figure out which Mac is going to be the best one for you (even though I shouldn’t be the one to help you with that!!)!

Which Mac Should You Buy?
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Which Mac Should You Buy? A Guide for Wedding Photographers

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KJ EDUCATIOn

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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!”

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"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!”

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

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"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!"

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PERSONAL

BROWSE
10 Steps to Starting Your Photography Business
Helping a friend survive a season of Infant Loss
How to photograph a first look in Harsh Light
OUR KJ COUPLES REUNION
A Lake Como Destination Wedding - Greg and Kate
A Letter to the Go-Getters fearful of Motherhood

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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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WEDDINGS

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1.5m

10

300+

12+

9

approximate # of
number of weddings
kj brides & grooms
year of capturing
countries for

wedding images captured

we shoot per year

Since 2008

Weddings

Destination Weddings

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Join 41,000+ others and learn, grow and get connected via our Youtube Channel! This is where I'm constantly sharing new content, talking all things gear, business, tips, tricks and letting you into the behind-the-scenes of our everyday life! 
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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!"

- LAUREN M.

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