MY ACCOUNT
cart
cart
photographers
SHOP

Travels

Relaxing in Low Country!

Creative at Heart Charleston & A Mini-Vacay!

filed in:

A couple of years ago I had NEVER stepped foot in Charleston! It was a magical place that I had only heard about. The last several years, I have visited Charleston at least once or twice a year and I’m loving it! The food, the old homes, the spanish moss, the shopping! It’s one of my favorite places to travel to! This time we were visiting Charleston for a very exciting purpose! Creative at Heart ROUND 3!! I seriously can’t believe C@H has only been around for less than a year!

It seems like this conference has been in existence forever! We absolutely love the community that is involved in this amazing conference!! If you’re a creative of ANY kind, this conference is a “must-attend” event to add to your list! There are so many incredible speakers that cover a ton of different topics. It’s not about photography… it’s about growing as a creative small business owner! The exciting news is that CREATIVE ROUND FOUR has been announced!! Annapolis, Maryland we’re coming for you!!!! REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 30TH!!

Creative at Heart was our last conference of the season (technically) and so I didn’t hold back during my talk. I always get self-conscious when this happens because sometimes I worry that I’m a little too intense.. or too emotional.. or too in your face… I don’t know! It’s just a vulnerable place to be in when you share your heart with a room of 100 people. Every time I feel like I share a little too much of my heart… I just have to remember that this opportunity was given to me for a reason and what I shared came from a genuine place. What I love the most about this conference is that I’m not the only one who speaks… Michael speaks too! Michael shares about some of the foundational beliefs we have about finances and while finances aren’t the most exciting thing to share about, Michael does an amazing job of making this topic relatable and impactful!!!

After the conference, we actually shared two days together with some dear friends in a quaint air B&B condo!!! It was a blast! Michael and I have struggled the last two years with the fact that we know that we’re called to speak and impact people in this way but this means that we’ve missed church at home. It breaks our heart that we can’t be as involved as we used to be because we’ve been gone so many weekends.

However, God has been so gracious to us because he’s given us such an amazing community within this industry. We’re so thankful for these amazing friends who love the Lord, who draw us closer to Him each time we’re with them and who challenge and encourage us in so many ways!! What a gift. In the midst of feeling like we’re missing out on community at home, God has given us community right where we are…. and we’re so thankful. :)

Enjoy a little peek into this sweet time in low country!!!

Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country!

We took a carriage ride and it was AWESOME! I’m not even a history lover but I loved it!

Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country! Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country! Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country!

Totally stole these next shots from Amy and Jordan’s NEW blog! Check it out HERE!

Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country!  Creative at Heart in Charleston!Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country! Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country!  View More: http://amyandjordan.pass.us/charleston Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country!  View More: http://amyandjordan.pass.us/charleston

Then Michael and I had some afternoon fun with The Herrintons and we went to Magnolia Plantation!

Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country! Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country! Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country!

Just PREPARE yourself!! These next few portraits are epic! …. If I do say so myself!

Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country! Magnolia Plantation Portraits by Katelyn James Photography Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country! Magnolia Plantation Portraits | Katelyn James Photography Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country! Magnolia Plantation Portraits | Katelyn James Photography Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country! Magnolia Plantation Portraits | Katelyn James Photography Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country! Magnolia Plantation Portraits | Katelyn James Photography Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country! Magnolia Plantation Portraits | Katelyn James Photography Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country! Magnolia Plantation Portraits | Katelyn James Photography Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country! Magnolia Plantation Portraits | Katelyn James Photography Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country! Magnolia Plantation Portraits | Katelyn James Photography Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country! Magnolia Plantation Portraits | Katelyn James Photography Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country! Magnolia Plantation Portraits | Katelyn James Photography Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country! Magnolia Plantation Portraits | Katelyn James Photography Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country! Magnolia Plantation Portraits | Katelyn James Photography

Gah!!! Obsessed! So risky, so worth it!

Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country! Magnolia Plantation Portraits | Katelyn James Photography Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country! Magnolia Plantation Portraits | Katelyn James Photography Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country! Magnolia Plantation Portraits | Katelyn James Photography Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country! Magnolia Plantation Portraits | Katelyn James Photography Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country! Magnolia Plantation Portraits | Katelyn James Photography Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country! Magnolia Plantation Portraits | Katelyn James Photography Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country! Magnolia Plantation Portraits | Katelyn James Photography Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country!  View More: http://amyandjordan.pass.us/charleston

iPhone fun!

Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country!  View More: http://amyandjordan.pass.us/charleston Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country! Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country!  Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country!  Charleston Travels. Must see tourist locations, site seeing in Low Country!

 

To view our other Travel Adventures, click HERE!

Here are a few of our favorites : Australia, Alaska, The Desert

Thanks for reading!

— Katelyn

Samantha + Evan Private Estate, Backyard Wedding

I’m so excited to share this final 2020 Wedding with you all!! It’s a special one! We photographed this beautiful wedding day on our own 10 year anniversary! Ten years ago on this day, we were celebrating in my parent’s backyard under a massive white tent too! This was my brother-in-law’s baby sister’s wedding day and celebrating with the Malizia family was such a treat! They are a family MADE for weddings!

READ MORE
Blog

Well, I realize this isn’t normal for KJ! I don’t shoot portraits these days but this session was my first non-wedding shoot with my new Canon R6 and I’m obsessed with how these images turned out! It was the most perfect evening for this early fall shoot and the light was incredible!

READ MORE

Nick + Katherine | Maternity Oatlands Historic Home and Gardens Portrait Session

Portraits

KJ Student Spotlight October 2020

I’m so excited to share another addition of Student Spotlights from our KJ Education community! It’s so funny to us, but quite often, we find that our friends who know us in everyday life but aren’t in our industry really have no clue what we do! They think we shoot 10 weddings a year and that’s the extent of our work these days but oh… that couldn’t be further from the truth!

READ MORE
Blog

Jesse + Hope | Engaged A Fan District Engagement Shoot

When we first decide if we’re a good fit with our potential KJ Couples, we’re looking for a few things…. one of those things is that this couple keeps joyful! We’ve found over the years that couples what take themselves super seriously aren’t always the best fit for us! We love it when couples let their guard down and allow us to get to know them during their engagement session.

READ MORE
Blog

For some photographers, bridal details seem like a fun part of the wedding day… but for many others, it’s stressful. It’s the part of the day that throws them off, makes them wonder if they’re actually artistic and leaves them feeling flustered and panicked because they never get everything done in the time they have allotted for detail shooting. In my opinion, this is a REALLY tough way to start a wedding day.

READ MORE

How To Photograph Bridal Details KJ Bridal Details Mini-Course

Ask Anything

Jonathan+Melanie Grand Ivory Wedding

Oh, this wedding day!! What a beautiful Texan dream! I met Melanie when she attended one of our workshops years ago in our home. She had the sweetest spirit and such a kindness about her. I remember loving how she made personal marketing her own and did headshots in a pile of Skinny Pop!! I loved her creativity and her ability to envision what she wanted in her brand.

READ MORE
Blog

READER FAVORITES

KJ ALL-ACCESS

THE VISUAL - LEARNER'S DREAM
Unedited, unfiltered, real-life behind-the-scenes education delivered monthly! Come be our Virtual Third Shooter for FREE!
GET YOUR FREE 30 day TRIAL

A wintery boston wedding

w/ inside, dark ceremony

"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
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

The KJ blog
must-reads

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! 
don't miss the
Arrow KJ
Arrow KJ
Arrow KJ
Arrow KJ
Arrow KJ
Arrow KJ

YOUTUBE

Join 10,000+ 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! 
MORE FREE EDUCATION + CUTE BABIES ON
WATCH NOW

"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.