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Hi there! I’m Katelyn.

Hello, and welcome to the KJ Blog! I'm Katelyn James, and my husband Michael and I are a wedding photography team based in Richmond, Virginia. We hope you grab some coffee (or a diet coke, in my case) and enjoy viewing our latest work, browsing resources for photographers, and getting a little peek into our life! 

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The Bridal Guide (indesign format only)

90+ fully customizable pages, over 25 topics covered, 4 cover options, design tips and tricks!  **TEMPLATE IS INDESIGN FORMAT ONLY**

We not only allow other photographers to have access to the DESIGN, but also to ALL OF OUR TEXT CONTENT!! All you have to do is insert your own images, send it to your brides and then FINALLY have wedding days that are designed to allow you to capture the best images possible!!!

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Topics covered in the KJ Bridal Guide Template:

WELCOME PAGES TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF
ENGAGEMENT SESSION PREP
PREPARING FOR THE ENGAGEMENT SESSION
ENGAGEMENT OUTFIT INSPIRATION
PRE-CEREMONY TIMING TIPS
SAMPLE WEDDING DAY TIMELINE
BRIDAL DETAILS CHECKLIST
FAMILY FORMAL SAMPLE PORTRAIT LIST
WEDDING ADVICE FOR DIFFERENT SEASONS
​RECEPTION PLANNING TIPS
​THE FIRST LOOK EXPLAINED
​THE BENEFITS OF THE FIRST LOOK
​TESTIMONIALS ABOUT THE FIRST LOOK
TRUSTING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER’S LOCATIONS
​THE DADDY/DAUGHTER FIRST LOOK
​RAINY WEDDING DAY PREP
​THE “CONTROLLED” EXIT EXPLAINED
​ALBUMS PROMOTIONAL PAGE
​HOW TO USE YOUR ONLINE GALLERY
​CLIENT CONNECTION PAGE
ENGAGEMENT SESSION OUTFIT MYTHS
SELECTING ENGAGEMENT SESSION STYLE
ROMANTIC OUTFIT STYLE RECIPE
BRIGHT + BOLD OUTFIT STYLE RECIPE
WHAT MAKES A VEIL FLY
THE UNPLUGGED CEREMONY
HIGH IMPACT PLANNING
AVOIDING NON-PROFESSIONAL PRINTS

**TEMPLATE IS INDESIGN FORMAT ONLY**

All Digital Downloadable Products are Non-Refundable

KJ Lighting & Location Course

Are you ready to CONFIDENTLY find amazing natural light and great locations at every single shoot?! Learn how to take ANY location and find light that brings life to your images and confidence to your shooting!

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  • 10+HOURS OF EXCLUSIVE EDUCATIONAL TRAINING 
  • 6 DIFFERENT REAL DEMOS THAT TAKE YOU BEHIND THE SCENES
  • 1 REAL WEDDING DAY COVERAGE
  • ACCESS TO MY 3 STEP SYSTEM 
  • LEARN MY #1 NATURAL LIGHT SECRET
  • HEAR HOW I CONSISTENTLY BALANCE FOREGROUND AND BACKGROUND EXPOSURE 

  • TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FOR SHOOTING IN DIRECT, BACKLIT AND INDIRECT LIGHTING SCENARIOS
  • ACCESS TO THE KJ “LIGHT WRAPPING” TECHNIQUE
  • ADD “BODY BLOCKING” TO YOUR TOOLKIT
  • FOREVER ACCESS TO THE “LIGHTING AND LOCATION” DIGITAL WORKBOOK 
  • ACCESS TO THE “BACKLIT CHECKLIST” AND THE “FRAMING CHECKLIST”
  • LESSONS FOR NOVICE + ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHERS
  • BONUS: OFF CAMERA FLASH MINI-COURSE

KJ Grooms Guide

The 25+ page, fully customizable KJ Grooms Guide exists in order to make our grooms feel equally educated and celebrated throughout their wedding photography experience! We realized that a lot of grooms did not know what to expect during their experience with us and this can cause uneasiness and even tension on the wedding day! We decided to create this resource so that they can feel as prepared and excited as the bride!

Topics Covered in the Template:

WELCOME PAGE
GROOM’S DETAILS + CHECKLIST
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
INTRODUCING SECOND SHOOTER
THE FORGOTTEN DETAIL
INCLUDING MOM
GETTING YOU TO THE PARTY
5 TIPS FOR PLANNING THE HONEYMOON
BEING THERE FOR YOUR BRIDE

**Template is InDesign Format Only**

Digital Downloadable products are non-refundable

KJ Pricing Kit

Could it be that the reason you’re struggling isn’t because you’re a bad photographer…. and it isn’t because you’re not worth it…. Could it be that the way you are showcasing what you charge is doing you a HUGE disservice? When you are showing a client what they would have to pay in order to experience your services, are you adding value or are you discrediting your price point because your pricing presentation isn’t professional?

30+ Page Ebook, 13 Customizable template pages, ALL KJ text is included

*TEMPLATE IS INDESIGN FORMAT ONLY*

Digital Downloadable Products are Non-Refundable

KJ Posing Course

 

Wouldn’t it be nice to NEVER have AWKWARD POSES again? Stop doubting your professional ability and start creating an incredible client experience at every single shoot by learning my Posing Evolution System and the secret to creating raving clients!

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  • IMMEDIATE LIFETIME ACCESS TO ALL WORKBOOKS, VIDEO LESSONS AND RECORDED Q&A WEBINARS

  • 19 VIDEO LESSONS PACKED FULL OF KATELYN’S POSING TECHNIQUE AND SECRETS!

  • REAL WEDDING FOOTAGE TO SEE HOW KATELYN APPLIED EVERYTHING THAT SHE’S TEACHING IN A REAL-LIFE SITUATION!

  • LIVE ANNIVERSARY SESSION WITH A BRAND NEW COUPLE!

  • PDF WORKBOOKS THAT SERVE AS OUTLINES FOR EACH LESSON AND INCLUDE ADDITIONAL EDUCATION!

  • PRIVATE ONLINE COMMUNITY WITH YOUR FELLOW CLASSMATES!

  • OVER 8 HOURS OF VIDEO BASED EDUCATION!

  • 6 MODULES PACKED FULL OF CONTENT TO WORK THROUGH ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN PACE!

  • BONUS: KJ MARKETING JUMPSTART

  • BONUS: BRIDAL PARTY POSING LESSON

KJ Consistency Course

Is INCONSISTENCY in your BUSINESS stealing your LIFE? The KJ Consistency Course will not only bring consistency to your editing but it will also teach you how to curate your work so that you have consistency in your style overall!

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  • 12+ HOURS OF VIDEO TRAINING – BOTH FACE AND SCREEN RECORDINGS
  • 20+ ENTIRELY SELF-PACED LESSONS TO FIT YOUR SCHEDULE
  • WATCH ME EDIT DOZENS OF CHALLENGING IMAGES
  • LEARN HOW I PREP & CURATE MY BLOG POSTS TO APPEAR HIGH-END
  • Q&A LESSON WHERE I ANSWER OUR STUDENTS MOST-ASKED QUESTIONS

  • ACCESS TO MY “CREDIBILITY THROUGH CONSISTENCY” PRESENTATION
  • COMPLETE GUIDE THROUGH ALL LIGHTROOM HAS TO OFFER
  • 45 PAGE WORKBOOK THAT SUPPORTS EACH LESSON
  • MY LIFE-CHANGING 48 HOUR WEDDING WORKFLOW
  • ACCESS TO MY “KJ IMPORT PRESET” THAT JUMPSTARTS ALL OF MY EDITS
  • MAKE NEW FRIENDS IN OUR RESPECTFUL & EMPOWERING FB GROUPS!

KJ Business Collection

As photographers, we tend to love our job behind the camera but cringe at the work we have to do behind the computer screen. If you’re tired of drowning in the behind the scenes of you business, you can experience true change. You can thrive instead of just survive…. let me help you make the change!

  • CONSTANTLY DISAPPOINTED with your year-end profit (or lack thereof)?
  • WANT A PROVEN MARKETING SYSTEM that will increase PROFIT and PURPOSE?
  • HORRIBLE AT BUSINESS and just want to be a CREATIVE?
  • SPENDING PRECIOUS TIME AWAY from your family with nothing to show for it FINANCIALLY?
  • FEELING BEHINDOVERWHELMEDSTRESSED AND ANXIOUS… and you’re sick of it?

  • NOT BOOKING, but your work is gorgeous and you just don’t get it?
  • WANT TO BUILD A BRAND that isn’t a cloned copy of the girl next door?
  • PASSIONATE ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY but feel like giving up on making it a business?
  • PLAYING THE SOCIAL MEDIA GAME but not seeing any results?

This business collection contains 12 modules: The Art of a Personal Brand, Community Marketing, Blogging & Your Personal Brand, Realistic Social Media Management, The Complete KJ Bride Experience, Foundations of Business & Finance, Technical Branding & Specialization, Office Organization & Systems, Healthy & Effective Networking, Simplified Pricing, Portfolio Selection & Blog Styling, and Protecting Your Passion & Your Purpose. 

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KJ 3 Course Bundle

 

Bundle all 3 of our technical courses and save! Regularly $1,791 for all three bought individually. Take your shooting, posing and editing to the next level and save $300!

  • KJ LIGHTING & LOCATION COURSE: Are you ready to CONFIDENTLY find amazing natural light and great locations at every single shoot?! Learn how to take ANY location and find light that brings life to your images and confident to your shooting!
  • KJ POSING COURSE: Wouldn’t it be nice to NEVER have AWKWARD POSES again? Stop doubting your professional ability and start creating an incredible client experience at every single shoot by learning my Posing Evolution System and the secret to creating raving clients!
  • KJ CONSISTENCY COURSE: Is INCONSISTENCY in your BUSINESS stealing your LIFE? The KJ Consistency Course will not only bring consistency to your editing but it will also teach you how to curate your work so that you have consistency in your style overall!

KJ Business Collection Individual Modules

As photographers, we tend to love our job behind the camera but cringe at the work we have to do behind the computer screen. If you’re tired of drowning in the behind the scenes of you business, you can experience true change. You can thrive instead of just survive…. let me help you make the change!

  • CONSTANTLY DISAPPOINTED with your year-end profit (or lack thereof)?
  • WANT A PROVEN MARKETING SYSTEM that will increase PROFIT and PURPOSE?
  • HORRIBLE AT BUSINESS and just want to be a CREATIVE?
  • SPENDING PRECIOUS TIME AWAY from your family with nothing to show for it FINANCIALLY?
  • FEELING BEHINDOVERWHELMEDSTRESSED AND ANXIOUS… and you’re sick of it?
  • NOT BOOKING, but your work is gorgeous and you just don’t get it?
  • WANT TO BUILD A BRAND that isn’t a cloned copy of the girl next door?
  • PASSIONATE ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY but feel like giving up on making it a business?
  • PLAYING THE SOCIAL MEDIA GAME but not seeing any results?

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