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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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Have you ever had a client make a photo request that makes you uneasy??? Here’s an example..…. What do you do when a bride asks you to shoot her FIRST LOOK in HARSH LIGHT! She wanted to have her venue in the background of all of her first look images and I mean, I understand why she wanted this. Her venue was epic! The problem was that in order to make her request happen, we had to photograph one of the most important and emotional parts of the day in bright, harsh, mid-day light!

I knew when she made this request that I could potentially make her dreams come true but it would be HARD! If my client requests something that isn’t at all possible or would definitely result in a negative outcome, I will educate them on why we need to take a different approach.

However, in this situation, I knew it could be done…. I was just nervous about it!

I’m letting you in on a little BTS of Christian and Amanda’s wedding day!! We filmed this entire day and are allowing thousands of photographers to learn from our footage! You get to learn from a little snippet today for free!! Here’s a free 14 video sneak peek into what it’s like to work with us and how we handle a wedding day request that would make any natural light photographer a little uneasy!

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Rhett’s at such a fun age! So many laughs, squeals, giggles and huge smiles. He’s our smiliest baby! He’s also our happiest baby! He’ll sit for an hour and play with his hands or his Mr. Moose. He’s joyful and sweet and spits up just like his brother!

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Trevor + Alyssa A Manor at Airmont Wedding

I’m writing this as we are driving back home from Trevor and Alyssa’s wedding. Michael is driving and their images are backing up. I wanted to write this while the joy of today is fresh in my mind! We spent today with the sweetest people at one of the quaintest and most charming venues. Trevor is Tyler Herrinton’s brother and so in some ways, it kind of felt like a family wedding to us. It was such an honor to capture their special day…. especially after having to push it back by a year!

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Student Spotlight May 2021

It’s May! May is full of birthdays in our family!! Lots of celebrating people who are special to us! That’s what we’re doing in this month’s Student Spotlight! We’re highlighting three students who deserve to be showcased and celebrated for all that they’re doing in their individual businesses. I’m so honored that I get to spend my days helping incredible people like Elle, Stephanie and Samantha! I hope you enjoy getting to know them!!!

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The day started with bubbly personalities and bubbly drinks in the historic Linden Row house in downtown Richmond. I walked in, found Leah and then one by one I met her amazing bridesmaids. From the moment I met them all, I knew this was going to be a fun day, not lacking any energy! I loved the way this day started…. however, it got even better the moment dad walked in.

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Creating a Soft Image in a Harsh Environment New Youtube Series!

It’s an exciting day in Youtube land! We have just launched a brand new series that we’re really excited about!!!! So often when I’m going through KJ All Access episodes and editing our behind the scenes coverage of our wedding days, I find myself noticing a lot of scenarios that require a lot of thought and problem solving in order to create a FINAL image that I love!!

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