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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
Start Your membership today!

HI, I'm KATELYN JAMES

HI, I'm KATELYN JAMES

Arrow KJ
EDUCATION LIKE NOTHING ELSE
Start Your membership today!

HI, I'm KATELYN JAMES

HI, I'm KATELYN JAMES

Arrow KJ
EDUCATION LIKE NOTHING ELSE
Start Your membership today!

HI, I'm KATELYN JAMES

HI, I'm KATELYN JAMES

Arrow KJ
EDUCATION LIKE NOTHING ELSE
Start Your membership today!
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

We scheduled this shoot with the Smith family once because of a threat of rain. It wasn’t a totally horrible forecast but if there’s one thing that I learned about Colleen when I photographed her wedding, it’s that she loves the GLOW!

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Portraits

The Smith Family Pharsalia Farm Family Portrait

READER FAVORITES

What’s better than doing a family session for one KJ couple? Photographing TWO and adding in Nonna and Grandpa!

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The Sledge & Hugo Family Legacy Family Portraits | Maymont Park

Portraits

Have you ever closed out of Lightroom unhappy with the end result?

LIGHTROOM TIPS
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5 Essential Lightroom Tips I can't edit without these!

Youtube

There are no do-overs, or second chances while photographing a wedding ceremony, so we want to make sure we capture it all!

5 Go To Ceremony Shots
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5 Must Have Ceremony Shots You can’t miss these!

Youtube

A year ago, we promised to find a solution for those who were complaining about their R6 raw files looking dull and lifeless in Lightroom. However, due to various circumstances, we couldn’t deliver on that promise until now.

R6 Flat Files
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How to Fix Flat R6 Images We finally found a solution!

The Katelyn James Podcast

Kelly is an incredible wedding photographer who has been shooting 90 weddings a year. I know, it sounds unbelievable, but it’s true! Kelly’s success and the volume of work she handles is truly impressive.

Kelly Sea & Katelyn James
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Ep. 34 | How She is Booking 90+ Weddings a Year And staying sane while doing it!

The Katelyn James Podcast

Your sessions should be working FOR you not against you!

Free Posing Class
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Free Posing Class The KJ Way

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

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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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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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