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I'm Katelyn James Alsop, a photographer, educator and momma who believes any photographer can have a profitable AND purposeful business.

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workshop was just a small thought several months ago. We started offering coaching for small business owners and then I started realizing that a lot of what we discussed in coaching could be taught in a workshop format! So we launched the Small Business Social and last week we had 16 awesome small business owners in our living room!!! There were realtors, bridal shop owners, photographers, PR companies, etc. I love meeting entrepreneurs that are passionate about their business!

We spent 6 hours talking about personal marketing building a community, blogging, brand boosters and how to take advantage of FB, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram. It can be overwhelming because all of these social media outlets have so many aspects to learn and sometimes it just seems impossible to do it all. I don’t do it all. I just do what works for us and the rest gets left undone…. and that’s ok. I loved being able to share what I’ve been learning about building a platform with all of these amazing women and I hope that every single one of them went home with questions answered and new inspiration for reaching people with their products and services! The only thing I would have changed is that I needed more time. Here I was worrying about not having enough to say… um, hello! When has that EVER been the case?! I packed a little too much into the slideshow for 6 hours but I would rather have too much content than not enough. :)

I’m so thankful for Michael (he makes these things happen and run smoothly!), Tyler Herrinton for filming and capturing the day! (If you need a promo film, he’s your guy!), Lara Casey (She sent such SWEET gifts to the attendees and we gave away a set of her amazing POWERSHEETS!!!) and Lauren Hooker from Elle & Co! (She sent one lucky attendee home with a daybook planner!! And let me tell you, they are amazing!) Enjoy some sneak peeks of the event below!!

Thank you Lara!!  Can’t wait to frame that beautiful gold foil print!  Thank you Lauren!!!! Check out her gorgeous shop here!!  We didn’t get a GROUP PHOTO!!! GAH!!! I knew I was forgetting something!! Thankfully Michael took these during the day! 

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— Katelyn

Student Spotlight April 2021

It still feels surreal to tell people about what we do for a living. We photograph weddings and we teach other people how to photograph weddings. It’s quite literally a dream job for a creative like myself who loves people! Every month when we do these Student Spotlights, I’m reminded all over again how much of a privilege it is to be a part of these photographer’s lives and play a small role in their stories.

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This is Rhett’s third month blog post and I’m actually impressed that it’s only 9 days late!! I’m sure I’ll fall behind this year but as of right now, I’m doing ok and I’m actually thankful for the monthly-post commitment to keep me on top of editing our family pics each month!! While people say “the days are long but the years are short”…. I would say EVERYTHING feels short right now!

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Simple Off-Camera Flash Setup One OCF Setup for Wedding Photography

If you’re a photographer that despises Off-Camera-Flash (OCF), this blog post is for you! Ugh. I feel you. I used to hate it too… and it honestly still isn’t my favorite but it’s necessary in order to rise in your professionalism on wedding days after dark!! Off camera flash seems intimidating when you’re trying it for the first time.

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Family Album Spread Design Tips Being Creative with Spread Design!

This is such a fun post for me to share because it’s what I consider my “hobby”! Sure, it’s still photo-related so maybe it’s not a true hobby for me since my career is consumed in the photography world… but it is most definitely what I love to do for fun!

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This is the biggest complaint we’re hearing about the R6!! Photographers who are moving from the CANON MARK III camera body and switching to the new Canon R6 camera body are lost when it comes to perfecting their edits to the style they are used to.

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Solving MarkIII to R6 Editing Problems Simple fix, once you know the issue!

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A 2020 Recap A Weird and Wonderful Year

There has never been a year quite like 2020. It started off so normal, so simple and so carefree. Then, March/April hit and it felt like everything was turned upside down!

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