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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
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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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I photograph destination weddings around the world but my heart and home are in Virginia. I spend my time educating over 15,000 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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Oh, this wedding day!! What a beautiful Texan dream! I met Melanie when she attended one of our workshops years ago in our home. She had the sweetest spirit and such a kindness about her. I remember loving how she made personal marketing her own and did headshots in a pile of Skinny Pop!! I loved her creativity and her ability to envision what she wanted in her brand.

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Jonathan + Melanie Grand Ivory Wedding

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My review of the Canon EOS R6 after shooting a full wedding day is LIVE on Youtube! I was so nervous to use a brand new camera system for full wedding day… I had my Mark IV ready in my bag just in case… but thankfully, I never had to use it! I was really hoping that I would love it and feel comfortable with it….

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Real Wedding Canon EOS R6 Review My first wedding with the R6!

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This wedding venue may look familiar to some of you who have been following us for a while! I photographed Meghan’s brother’s wedding a few years ago at this very same farm and venue!

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Brandon+Meghan Paynefield Farm | Wedding

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Natural light photographers…. (flash photographers, we know how you would handle these scenarios and that’s awesome for your style! This is for the natural light folks!)

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Epic Locations in Harsh Light When your clients ask for the impossible!

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I’ve been hoping for this day for a very long time…. but I wasn’t sure that it would ever come. That sounds dramatic but let me explain. I LOVE my website company. Showit is incredible and the more I learn about and experience other platforms for hosting and creating custom websites, the more I realize, they aren’t really, truly “custom” at all. Showit is the website design platform for the creative. Hands-down. It’s so powerful, so intuitive and so easy to use. Years ago, Showit created a way to implement a Showit theme onto a Wordpress blog!!! Genius! I couldn’t wait for my blog to be a Showit blog…. but it never happened.

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Introducing the New KJ Blog! A Showit Blog on a WordPress Site

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If you are like me and you’re a natural light wedding photographer, you may not love using the Canon 600 EX-RT flashes. But they are so necessary!

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How to Setup the Canon 600 EX-RT II Flashes Flash for Wedding Photography

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After the response from last month’s inaugural “Student Spotlight” post, we couldn’t wait to get another one out! I’m thrilled to introduce you all to three more students from completely different parts of the country and very different KJ Education experiences. Katie, Justin and Brittani all came into our lives at different times but have all grown in absolutely incredible ways!!! We’re so proud of them and honored that they have allowed me into a small part of their business!! They may be KJ Students but their growth and their success has happened from their own desire to fight for what they wanted out of their businesses!

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Student Spotlight | September 2020 Meet Katie, Justin & Brittani

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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!"

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

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