recovering from Saturday. I don’t have much of a voice but that’s definitely my own fault! I have this problem with being overly LOUD when I shoot. If something is gorgeous, I squeal about it…. if the models look amazing… I squeal about it. I get REALLY into “portraits” and “details”… it’s just my thing. So obviously, Saturday was like portrait and detail OVERLOAD. Thanks to the AMAZING ladies at the Sweet Spot, we had a gorgeous candy bar!! (I told you that you had only seen half of the details!) It was unbelievable. The Sweet Spot actually offers custom candy bars for events AND weddings… so if you’re a bride and you’re interested…definitely contact them!! The workshop started at 9am and we went until 6pm
… it was jam packed with information about posing, light, business basics, etc. It was a LOT to take in. I realized as I was teaching that we probably could have had a whole WEEKEND full of JUST instruction and STILL wouldn’t have covered everything. My hope is that these ladies were able to take the information we DID have time to cover and go home inspired. It’s so easy to become overwhelmed in this industry. There are SO many people that are starting to pursue photography and while that’s awesome!…..It makes it 100x harder for the “new” photographer to make it. We talked A LOT about creating a business around YOU. This topic is so important because it’s literally the only way new photographers are going to survive. Your brand has to be about who YOU are because that is the only thing that other people cannot copy. Anyone could produce images like mine…..but no one can be Katelyn James. This is true in any business but in photography, it’s the one thing that is setting certain photographers a part from one another!
So that’s a little peak into what we talked about and here are some MORE images from our time with Jared and Lauryn! Seriously, I can’t thank them enough for giving up their Saturday to be our models! Love you both!!!!
And Thanks again to our amazing vendors:
How awesome is this CAKE?! Thank you Shyndigz!
The balloons were stolen from an “Open House” advertisement at the end of the street…. we returned them, don’t worry.
It’s hard to believe I’m writing this… my fourth birth story in four years. I’ve given birth in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Just typing that makes me tired….. and so grateful…. unbelievably grateful. These last four years have been the best and hardest of my life. We cherish being parents and welcoming a new baby is hands down the most incredible thing we have ever experienced in our 18 years together. I’m so excited to introduce you to our newest member of our family and tell you the story of how he came into this world!
Whether you’re brand new to business or have been in business for quite a while, this brand new Youtube video is for you! Michael and I, early on in our business, struggled to relinquish tasks to other professionals outside of our business. Really…. It was more of MY STRUGGLE than his.
Welcome to December’s Student Spotlight!! It’s a new month and we have new photographers to celebrate!! I’m so thankful for them and for their willingness to give of their time and share their stories!!!
This shoot was supposed to happen about a month earlier on the exact day that leftover rains from a hurricane swept through Washington. I’m so thankful we rescheduled! Our reschedule date was absolute perfection! The temperature, the glow, the locations…. it was beautiful! Tyler and Abby’s outfit choices were wonderful and the leaves were full of color and still hanging on the trees.
When Michael and I were in our early years of dating, I would go on trips with his family for Thanksgiving and summer trips to West Virginia and I spent time with his cousins! “Bri-Bri” was so little! He’s the youngest of all of the cousins and it’s crazy to think that he’s old enough to be getting MARRIED! He’s actually older than we were when we got married!! We have known Shannon for years and we were THRILLED when we heard that Brian had proposed because we always hoped that would happen!!!
Maybe it’s just me…. but I feel like this fall is FLYING by! It seems like just the other day that I was sharing about three more KJ Students who are doing amazing things in their businesses! Well, this weeks marks the beginning of November and I have three amazing students to introduce you too!!!