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Katelyn started her professional photography journey as a Junior in college and was shooting 25+ weddings annually within her second year. After growing her business and gaining recognition in national publications such as Professional Photographers Magazine, The Knot, Southern Living Weddings, Southern Weddings and multiple other online publications such as Style Me Pretty, BRIDES, Inspired by This, Real Simple, etc. She then began teaching and coaching photographers from all over the country and internationally. In 2015 she was named “Top Ten Educators to Watch” by Rangefinder Magazine and has had the honor of speaking at conferences such as WPPI, United, Creative at Heart, Local PPA meetings, The Rising Tide Summit, The Reset Conference, The Pursuit Conference, Making Things Happen, The Connect Retreat, Blink and more!

In 2012 Katelyn was joined by her husband Michael and they are officially a husband/wife team. Since joining forces, Katelyn and Michael average 8-10 weddings annually while teaching thousands of photographers through their online courses. They are parents to their daughter, Everly, sons, Graham and Rhett, and have a sweet baby boy in heaven. They are passionate about traveling, home design, & spending time dreaming and brainstorming with their closest friends!!

MEET Katelyn

A lot of “About Me” pages or bios share how they wanted to be a _________ since they were young. That’s not Katelyn's story. She had no idea that she wanted to be a photographer until she became one. She didn’t dream of this career her entire life or write it in her elementary “career journal."

BEHIND THE MIC

ON the GOAL DIGGER PODCAST

 We talk all about purposely slowing down and recognizing the need for different seasons in our lives and in our businesses, and how this relates to marriage, parenting and entrepreneurship.

ON the WORK & PLAY PODCAST

For the longest time I was really afraid of becoming a mom. I thought that I should have these longings to be a mother or I really should want to have a baby, but I never did.

KATELYN ON OTHER PODCASTS

ON the CREATIVE RISING PODCAST

ON the JOYFUL MOURNING PODCAST

ON THE BEARDED TOG PODCAST

on THE BRANDS THAT BOOK PODCAST

Anyone who is married will tell you that marriage itself is already challenging enough, in this episode we unpack how to foster an amazing marriage while running a business together! 

ON the WE ARE FREE PODCAST

Katelyn shares some of her greatest life lessons learned during the last couple of years and her encouragement to other women. Her encouragement to you, whether you’re living in tragic circumstances or not.

I'm Going to Love You Even Though I Don't Get to Keep You

Planning for the Unexpected

How I Would Market a Business in 2018

Under the Influencer

Katelyn shares the story of her son James and the reality of carrying a baby with a terminal diagnosis. Her wisdom and encouragement for women walking through a similar reality is freeing and incredibly helpful, I hope it blesses you today.

ON the Be there in FIVE PODCAST

This is truly a special episode with an incredible woman; you will marvel at her honesty, openness, and insight, and understand within minutes why Kate has been a KJ super-fan for the better part of a decade.

Katelyn James and I have a heartfelt conversation about adjusting and planning for times of transition, dealing with sticky client situations, and her financial philosophy for both business and personal life.

How Katelyn would market a business if she was starting one today. How she built her business, why she started blogging  the importance of networking, mistakes she sees businesses make today, and her approach to marketing.

ON "So here's the thing" PODCAST

Being An Innovator In An Industry Of Imitation

In this episode, Katelyn James joins us to discuss how doing what everyone else in the industry is doing doesn’t always lead to success. Listen in as she shares how she believes you can avoid imitation by being an innovator in our industry.

READER FAVORITES

"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!”

- Kate gansneder, ALL-ACCESS MEMBER

"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!”

- Angie mcpherson, ALL-ACCESS MEMBER

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

- Kassidy Mowery, ALL-ACCESS MEMBER

"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!"

- Joanna Krueger, ALL-ACCESS MEMBER

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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YOUTUBE

Join 65,000+ 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!"

- joanna k.

"I'VE INVESTED IN SO MANY RESOURCES... 

and none compare to what I get from KJ!"

- LAUREN M.