Are you ready to CONFIDENTLY find amazing NATURAL LIGHT and 
GREAT LOCATIONS at every single shoot?!
For ANY Photographer.    For ANY Experience Level.

-  W E L C O M E    T O   T H E    K J   L I G H T I N G  &  L O C A T I O N   C O U R S E !  -
Is this Course MADE for YOU?
  • -Do you ever feel PANICKED while walking to a portrait location with your client, because you don’t know where to set up the shot?
  • -Ever find yourself looking at the back of your camera while shooting and thinking “I HOPE I CAN FIX THIS WITH SOME EDITING!”?
  • -Instead of thriving during a shoot, you feel HELPLESS, NERVOUS, and OVERWHELMED!
  • -You see the GLOWY LIGHT, but you can’t seem to capture it the way you want!
  • -Your clients request BAD LOCATIONS, & you’re tired of editing poorly exposed images!
  • -Your default "go-to" is to PLAY IT SAFE and shoot in dark SHADE that results in blue skin tones and DULL IMAGES!

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  • -Do you get snippy when you’re FLOUNDERING during portrait time, and you know it affects your client's experience?
  • -Are you tired of TRIAL AND ERROR SHOOTING… sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t! Why is that?!
  • -Ready to know why it seems so EASY for some photographers, but not for you?
  • -Do you spend 4X LONGER EDITING than you do shooting? You don’t have an editing issue, you have a LIGHTING PROBLEM!!!
  • -Do you desire to make a comfortable living off of your business, but you can’t seem to attract higher paying clients?
  • -You don’t shoot at fancy venues, and you think you can’t PRODUCE AMAZING IMAGES until you do!
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IMAGINE THIS FOR A MINUTE...
You book a dream wedding. The perfect couple, perfect venue, and planners that you want to win over… and you fumble through portraits & details, which leaves you feeling defeated because you know the images you SHOULD have captured, and that others would have been able to capture, but you just didn’t know how to make it happen. 

This could have been the wedding that pushed you to the next level… but you couldn’t perform. 

I booked my dream wedding. It took me almost ten years, but I booked a wedding at Lake Como, Italy, and I knew this was my shot. This was going to be my chance to shoot images that I was incredibly proud of. Well, I got there and realized that every hard lighting scenario you could think of was present!

Lack of shade, trouble with hot spots and green skin, shooting in the harsh sun midday, and no clouds or diffused light. They even rented an antique boat to go out in and take portraits on the water… during the middle of the day!

It was stressful, and I had moments of almost panicking… This was my ONE SHOT…...but then I realized that I KNEW how to handle this. 

I KNEW I could create great portraits, so I stood up for myself and what I knew was right. When the parents and the couple asked about shooting with the lake in the background . . . when the boat driver was frustrated with my persistence about turning the boat back to a 45 degree angle from the sun . . . when we needed shade and secondary light for the first look…. I made it happen!!!

In the past, I would have caved and wasted time shooting in horrible light just to appease my clients, and then spent HOURS frustrated in Lightroom. Instead, I walked away from that wedding with some of the BEST IMAGES of my entire 10 year career!!! 
It’s scary to think that if I didn’t KNOW and UNDERSTAND lighting, this amazing opportunity would have been a disaster! 

So what can you take away from this story? You can ALWAYS make it work, & the secret to being a successful photographer is understanding and controlling your lighting scenarios. No matter what your style, we’re all looking for the same thing… properly exposed skin, & locations that don’t distract. 

The reason POSING comes naturally to me is that I’m confident with my lighting. The reason I’m incredibly fast at EDITNG and can turn my images around in 48 hours is that I’m great at finding amazing natural LIGHT. 

You will ALWAYS need this education as a photographer. This is the HEARTBEAT of what we do. 

I’m successful because I see potential in what most photographers OVERLOOK! In the KJ Lighting and Locations Course I’m going to teach you how to have a new set of eyes as a photographer!! 

You’ll never show up to a shoot and panic when there isn't any shade… 
You’ll never have to deal with nasty skin tones….
You’ll never have to wonder if you can create gorgeous images at that low-budget wedding you have booked for next year. 

You WILL be capable of creating images that reflect your style and skill no matter where you are shooting! I’m excited to introduce to you, the KJ Lighting and Location Course!
IMAGINE THIS FOR A MINUTE...
You book a dream wedding. Perfect couple, perfect venue, planners that you want to win over… and you fumble through portraits & details leaving you feeling defeated because you know the images you SHOULD have captured and that others would have been able to capture but you just didn’t know how to make it happen. 

This could have been the wedding that pushed you to the next level… but you couldn’t perform. 

I booked my dream wedding. It took me almost ten years but I booked a wedding at Lake Como, Italy and I knew this was my shot. This was going to be my chance to shoot images that I was incredibly proud of. Well, I get there and I realize that every hard lighting scenario you could think of is present.

Lack of shade, hot spots, green skin, shooting in the harsh sun midday, no clouds or diffused light. They even rented an antique boat to go out and take portraits on the water… during the middle of the day!

It was stressful and I had moments of almost panicking… This was my ONE SHOT…...but then I realized that I KNOW how to handle this. 

I KNOW I can create great portraits and I stood up for myself and what I knew was right. When the parents and the couple asking about shooting with the lake in the background, when the boat driver was frustrated that I was persistent about turning the boat back to the 45 degree angle from the sun, when we needed shade and secondary light for the first look…. I made it happen. 

In the past, I would have caved and wasted time shooting in horrible light just to appease my clients and then spent HOURS frustrated in Lightroom. Instead, I walked away from that wedding with some of the BEST IMAGES of my entire 10 year career!!! 
It’s scary to think that if I didn’t KNOW and UNDERSTANDING lighting, this amazing opportunity would have been a disaster! 

So what can you take away from this story? You can ALWAYS make it work & the secret to being a successful photographer is understanding and controlling your lighting scenarios. No matter what your style is, we’re all looking for the same thing… properly exposed skin & locations that don’t distract. 

 The reason I’m great at POSING is because I’m confident with my lighting. The reason I’m incredibly fast at EDITNG and can turn my images around in 48 hours is because I’m great at finding amazing natural LIGHTING. 

You will ALWAYS need this education as a photographer. This is the HEARTBEAT of what we do. 

I’m successful because I see potential in what most photographers OVERLOOK! In the KJ Lighting and Locations course I’m going to teach you how to have a new set of eyes as a photographer!! 

You’ll never show up to a shoot and panic when there is no shade… 
you’ll never have to deal with nasty skin tones….
you’ll never have to wonder if you can create gorgeous images at that low budget wedding you have booked for next year. 

You will be be capable of creating images that reflect your style and skill no matter where you are shooting! I’m excited to introduce to you, the KJ Lighting and Location Course. 
- Edit LESS, LIVE More - 
Stop thinking that your crazy hours behind your computer are normal and never going to change... because that is just not true! In this course I’ll teach you how to achieve images that you are PROUD of straight out of the camera. You’re going to finally be able to quickly SYNC all of your images while editing, instead of tweaking for hours, because you are consistently shooting in the right locations and in the type of natural light that produces clean skin tones, and light and airy backgrounds. 
- Raise Prices & Live Comfortably - 
You can’t raise prices if you don't attract the right kind of clients… and you can’t attract high-paying clients if your work never improves. If you’ve wondered how some people seem to make it happen in this industry while others don’t, it’s not due to LUCK. All you need are the tools that will help you elevate your client experience, enhance your image quality, and increase the TRUST of your clients. You can make enough money to call this passion your career!  I can help make it happen! It starts here!
- Never Get Stumped By A Location - 
Enjoy peace of mind knowing that you can make EVERY session amazing, no matter what! Never be afraid of dark reception spaces! Create your style of images in all THREE types of natural light! And stop dreading those low-budget weddings, because you will have the skills to make anything look high-end and match your style! I don’t always shoot at fancy venues! I actually photograph a lot of weddings in dark churches, community centers, and pavilions, and even firehouse receptions!… you name it, I’ve shot it! However, I pride myself on the fact that my $5,000 weddings look just like my $150,000 weddings! It’s these secrets that I can teach to ANY photographer, and they can grow RIGHT WHERE THEY ARE. 
- Never Doubt Your Professionalism - 
Leave your shoot KNOWING you have amazing images on your memory cards instead of cringing while they are uploading. Arrive to your shoots excited to be there instead of being intimidated by the location and the lighting. Say goodbye to that sick feeling you get when you’re shooting and you can’t figure out why your images are looking so hazy, heavy or overexposed on the back of your camera! When you have a formula to use to consistently find great light and locations, sessions become FUN again!!
- Shoot Confidently, Comfortably & Creatively - 
After diving into the KJ Lighting and Location Course you will have the skills you need to peacefully run your business! Photographers who are confident in selecting locations and finding amazing light are also the photographers who then have the mental space to make their clients feel comfortable in front of the camera. When those two things happen, the next step is being able to creatively layout the image in a way that is pleasing to the eye! You can’t manage negative space, utilize the rule of thirds, look for lead lines and properly compose an image if you're spending all of your shoot time scrambling to find good light. The thing is, all of those characteristics are what make people stop scrolling on Instagram…. it’s those techniques that make people swoon and share their portraits… The KJ Lighting course will empower you to become the photographer whose work stands out from the sea of other photographers and makes an impact. 
- Edit LESS, LIVE More - 
Stop thinking your crazy hours behind your computer are normal and never going to change… because that is a lie. In this course we’ll teach you how to achieve images that you are PROUD of straight out of the camera. You’re going to get used to being pleasantly surprised that your images hardly need ANY edits in post processing. How is this possible Katelyn? You’re Finally be able to SYNC all of your images while editing quickly instead of tweaking for hours because you consistently show them at the right angles, in the right locations and in the type of natural light that produces clean skin tones and light and airy backgrounds. 
- Raise Prices & Live Comfortably - 
You can’t raise prices without attracting the right kind of clients… and you can’t attract high-paying clients if your work never improves. If you’ve wondered how some people seem to make it happen in this industry while others don’t, it’s not due to a lack of LUCK. All you need are the tools that will help you elevate your client experience, enhance your image quality and increase the TRUST of your clients. You can make enough money to call this passion your career! It’s not a lofty dream to desire that! We can help make it happen! It starts here!
- Never Get Stumped By A Location - 
Enjoy the peace of mind knowing that you can make EVERY session amazing, no matter what the location or the lighting situation is like. Never get scared of dark reception spaces….Be able to create your style of images in all THREE types of natural light… Stop dreading those low-budget weddings because you will have the skills to make anything look high-end and match your style! I don’t always shoot at fancy venues where couples have spend THOUSANDS on florals and decor. I actually photograph a lot of weddings where I have to MAKE it look high end. Dark churches, community centers, pavilion ceremonies, firehouse receptions… you name it, I’ve shot it! However, I pride myself on the fact that my $5,000 weddings look just like my $150,000 weddings! It’s these secrets that I’m so excited to share because with this education, ANY photographer can grow RIGHT WHERE THEY ARE. 
- Never Doubt Your Professionalism - 
Leave your shoot KNOWING you have amazing images on your memory cards instead of cringing while they are uploading. Arrive to your shoots excited to be there instead of being intimidated by the location and the lighting. Say goodbye to that sick feeling you get when you’re shooting and you can’t figure out why your images are looking so hazy, heavy or overexposed on the back of your camera! 
- Shoot Confidently, Comfortably & Creatively - 
After taking the KJ Lighting and Location course you will have the skills you need to peacefully run your business…. because you’re thriving instead of struggling! (Your family will thank you for this!) Photographers who are confident in selection locations and finding amazing light are also the photographers that have the mental space to make their clients feel comfortable in front of the camera. When those two things happen, the next step is being able to creatively layout the image in a way that is pleasing to the eye! You can’t manage negative space, the rule of thirds, look for lead lines and properly compose an image when you’re scrambling to find good light. The thing is, all of those characters are what make people stop scrolling on Instagram…. it’s those techniques that make people swoon and share their portraits… it’s those tiny parts of the shooting process that make vendors remember you after working together. The KJ Lighting course walks you through how to become an expert at natural light, how to find the best locations everywhere that you shoot and how to arrange and place your subjects into your frame in a creative way that makes your work stand out from the sea of photographers haphazardly snapping without any education! 
PHOTOGRAPHERS : You can ALWAYS make it work & the SECRET is
UNDERSTANDING and CONTROLLING your LIGHTING SCENARIOS!
What my KJ Course Students Get...
- 10+HOURS OF EXCLUSIVE EDUCATIONAL TRAINING that gives you access to the tools I have used for nearly a decade in business

- 6 DIFFERENT REAL DEMOS THAT TAKE YOU BEHIND THE SCENES, this isn't just a bunch of slides, these are real-life, real-location examples

- 1 REAL WEDDING DAY COVERAGE, watch me find great lighting and great locations in the midst of real wedding day stress

- ACCESS TO MY 3 STEP SYSTEM, on discerning what's a good location & lighting scenario and what isn't

- LEARN MY #1 NATURAL LIGHT SECRET, that has been giving me bright, crisp and properly exposed images for 8+ years of shooting

- LEARN HOW TO AVOID HOT SPOTS, COLOR CASTS ON SKIN, AND DULL, FLAT IMAGES that leave you feeling frustrated and defeated when it's time to edit

- HEAR HOW I CONSISTENTLY BALANCE FOREGROUND AND BACKGROUND EXPOSURE to maintain a recognizable style in all of my images

- TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FOR SHOOTING IN DIRECT, BACKLIT AND INDIRECT LIGHTING SCENARIOS so that no matter where your sessions take you, you can always be confident that you can handle any lighting situation

- ACCESS TO THE KJ "LIGHT WRAPPING" TECHNIQUE that will allow you to finally capture the glow you've always wanted and avoid the haze that drives you crazy

- ADD "BODY BLOCKING" TO YOUR TOOLKIT for working with hard locations and harsh light

- FOREVER ACCESS TO THE "LIGHTING AND LOCATION" DIGITAL WORKBOOK that accompanies the course and gives you a quick glance at my tips and techniques

- ACCESS TO THE "BACKLIT CHECKLIST" AND THE "FRAMING CHECKLIST" that will ensure that you are applying all of your new knowledge during each shoot 

-ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHERS, if you're ready for it, there's a section for you that takes framing and foregrounds to an entirely new level! 

- NOVICE PHOTOGRAPHERS you're going to benefit from access to a full explanation of how I shoot 100% manually, what equipment I use, and what camera settings I prefer 

-BONUS: OFF CAMERA FLASH MINI-COURSE  so you can learn first hand how I make flash images look just like my natural light images
Have trouble learning from Powerpoints and PDFs?!
THIS COURSE WAS DESIGNED FOR BOTH VISUAL AND AUDITORY LEARNERS
(6 Live Shooting Demos in ALL Situations)
Have trouble learning from Powerpoints and PDFs ?!
THIS COURSE WAS DESIGNED FOR BOTH VISUAL AND AUDITORY LEARNERS
(7+ Live Shooting Demos in ALL Situations)
you don't have to stay frustrated...
THESE RESULTS COULD BE YOUR RESULTS TOO! 
Sneak peek into the Course Lessons :
Introduction to the Course
What Makes a Great KJ Photo

MODULE 1: CAMERA & SHOOTING SETTINGS
Shooting Basics
Understanding Kelvin
Equipment
Simplicity Through Aperture
Capturing Sharp Images

MODULE 2: LIGHTING
The Power of Light
Light, Location, Layout
The Secret to Secondary Light
Direct Lighing
Backlighting Basics
Direct Backlighting
Light Wrapping
Shooting in Harsh Light
Diffused Backlighting
Indirect Lighting
Setting Yourself Up For Success

MODULE 3: LOCATION
Taking Control Over Locations
Background Goals
Elevations & Perspectives
Understanding Backgrounds
Laying Out Your Image
Misc. Location Issues

MODULE 4: LAYOUT
Cropping & Composition
Advanced: Layers & Foregrounds

MODULE 5: REAL LIFE DEMOS
Hotel Room
Ugly Church
Downtown
Sunset & Golden Hour
Fog & Harsh Light
Real Wedding Day 

BONUS
OFF CAMERA FLASH MINI-COURSE
"I used to always just shoot in soft light/shade because I didn't know how to use the sun & reflection to my advantage! Now my images are so much brighter & have more glow than when I was limiting myself to shade." - Melanie
"Being able to shoot at ANY TIME of day has really changed my business, and made me so much more CONFIDENT going into sessions!" - Caiti
Are you excited?! The wait is FINALLY over! 
"I used to always just shoot in soft light/shade because I didn't know how to use the sun & reflection to my advantage! Now my images are so much brighter & have more glow than when I was limiting myself to shade." - Melanie
TOTAL VALUE OF THE KJ LIGHTING & LOCATION COURSE 
PLUS BONUSES: $2197

LIFETIME ACCESS for just $597
Here's EXACTLY What You Get When You Enroll!
The KJ Lighting & Location Course includes the same volume of educational content as ONE FULL DAY of our in-person workshops, plus MORE! This course is video and workbook based! The reason this course is valued over $2000 is because this course will teach you everything from my camera settings, to how I shoot manually, to the systems I use to consistently find amazing locations and light, to the advance tips and techniques I rely on to create beautiful compositions, foregrounds, and lead lines!
BONUS: Off-Camera Flash Mini-Course
While I always prefer natural light, the need for flash is unavoidable as a wedding photographer. I started thriving at off-camera flash when I found the secret to making my flash images look just like my natural light images! While flash isn't my first choice, it's a vital part of creating professional images. And for the first time ever, I've created a mini-course to share my tips, tricks, and techniques for creating bright and airy images no matter where I'm shooting receptions! 
($250 value!)
BONUS: Off-Camera Flash Mini-Course
While I always prefer natural light, the need for flash is unavoidable as a wedding photographer. I started thriving at off camera flash when I found the secret to making my flash images look just like my natural light images! While flash isn't my first choice, it's a vital part of creating professional images. And for the first time ever, I've created a mini-course to share my tips, tricks and techniques for creating bright and airy images no matter where I'm shooting receptions! 
($250 value!)
BONUS: Exclusive Online Community
With this course you'll have access to an EXCLUSIVE Online Community Facebook Group JUST for Lighting & Location Course students! Together with other students, you'll be able to continue learning, sharing ideas, asking questions, and more . . . indefinitely! 
BONUS: Exclusive Online Community
With this course you'll have access to an EXCLUSIVE Online Community Facebook Group JUST for Lighting & Location Course students! Together with other students, you'll be able to continue learning together, sharing ideas, asking questions and more indefinitely! 
TOTAL VALUE OF THE KJ LIGHTING & LOCATION COURSE 
PLUS BONUSES: $2197

LIFETIME ACCESS for just $597
Nervous to make this big of an investment? I absolutely get it, no worries! That's why I'm offering my 30-day, risk-free happiness policy, because if you’re not happy, I’m not happy.
 
If you dig into all of the content within 30 days or enrolling, work through the workbook, and still feel like there’s no way you can apply this education to your photography business, I’ll buy the course back from you. 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  • -WILL THIS COURSE BE OFFERED AGAIN?
  • Yes! However, it will only be made available to a select number of photographers each year.  In order to maintain great customer service, we only open enrollment for a limited time period.
  • -DO I NEED ANY SPECIAL SOFTWARE OR PROGRAM TO FIND THIS COURSE USEFUL?
  • No! All you need is your brain and internet access! :)
  • -IS THIS COURSE FOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS?
  • Yes yes yes!! If you’re a photographer that photographs PEOPLE of any kind, and you love natural light, this is for YOU! We specifically included some behind-the-scenes examples with individuals and a child to ensure that this is a game changer for you! 
  • -HOW LONG WILL WE HAVE ACCESS TO THE COURSE VIDEOS? CAN WE REWATCH THE VIDEOS? 
  • YES! The course will be available to you INDEFINITELY!! You will be able to watch and re-watch these videos as much as you want without any time constraints! You will also be able to start and complete the course WHENEVER it fits your schedule.
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  • -WILL I BE ABLE TO TAKE AS LONG AS I WANT TO COMPLETE THE COURSE?
  • Absolutely! This course is completely self-paced and is perfect for photographers with demanding schedules, kids, part-time or full-time jobs. If you want to take a weekend to binge watch ALL of the lessons you can!! However, you could also take a full year or longer to complete it if that works best for your schedule.
  • -WILL I HAVE TO DOWNLOAD ALL OF THE VIDEOS TO MY HARD DRIVE?
  • You will not need to download the video files in order to access them. You will simply be able to log in and view your videos online. However, you will need an adequate internet connection to allow the videos to load so you can watch them! 
  • -WHEN WILL I RECEIVE ACCESS TO THE COURSE?
  • ALL course content will be released November 17th, 2017!  You will be receiving your login information and access the course content via email from "Katelyn James Courses"! PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT OUR EMAILS DON'T GO TO SPAM!
  • -I STILL HAVE A QUESTION - WHO CAN I EMAIL?
  • No problem, you can email me at katelyn@katelynjames.com if you still have a question and our team will respond ASAP!
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Are you tired of inconsistent light keeping you from your style?
Her story may be YOUR story...  


COURTNEY ABERNATHY
 PHOTOGRAPHY

"Here's a maternity session where the mama was sick (left image), and an engagement session where they brought their 4 year old (right image).
 
Both really tough situations to keep the clients looking happy, but my continued KJ education helped me not freeze up and just stick them wherever. 

Lighting wise, this is literally on the same path at the same place and time of day. I used to value the "leading lines" look more than my light (as long as my light was even.) I would sometimes shoot those glowy images sure, but it wasn't as consistent or a priority. However by watching you shoot in hard circumstances (hello rain on workshop day) and seeing how you handle that without it letting it affect the bright and airy feel, I learned how to be much more intentional about looking for better light. Even if that means I'm on a porch, beside a garbage can, or sacrificing leading lines like this location!!"