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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
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 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
3 Successful Business Traits

Looking through a lens in so many businesses has given me a unique perspective to see the traits that are needed for success!

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READER FAVORITES

When I’m scrolling on Instagram or looking through images after a shoot, some images just stand out and capture my attention more than others! 

Behind the Image: Family Session
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Average vs. Epic Family Portrait Subtle changes you can make!

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I don’t know if I have ever photographed a more gracious bride in the most horrendous heat! Seriously, Kelsey is a literal angel on earth. She brought her entire family to Virginia from South Dakota for this portrait session and was so incredibly kind even in the midst of 100 degree heat and humidity!

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Tom + Kelsey A Mountainside Vow Renewal

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Lenses are NOT cheap, so when you invest, you want to make sure you’re choosing the best option! 

Portrait Lens Comparison
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Portrait Lens Competition Which one is best?!

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If you think about a wedding day and the part that makes you cringe is having to interact and direct the groomsmen, I get it.

Wedding Day 101: Groom Prep
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Wedding Day 101: Groom Prep How to win over the Groomsmen!

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This was one of the most beautiful ceremonies I have ever seen, but the timeline didn’t quite pan out like we had planned.. The rings got lost, hair & makeup went long, storms were rolling in and there were some stressful moments!

Dark & Stormy Wedding Portraits
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Dark & Stormy Wedding Portraits 3 Tips for Amazing Images!

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You’re not going to believe this but this session was probably our easiest DC engagement session to date! We had glow, no crowed, a beautiful setting and the most wonderful couple!

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Kevin + Emily | Engaged A Constitution Gardens Engagement Session

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

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"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!”

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

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

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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+

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

wedding images captured

we shoot per year

Since 2008

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Destination Weddings

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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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"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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