As photographers, we tend to love our job behind the camera but cringe at the work we have to do behind the computer screen. From taxes to workflows to pricing and booking, the BUSINESS SIDE
of our business can leave us feeling like frauds and can steal the joy and freedom that we desired from our businesses in the first place. 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!
DESIRE A CLIENT EXPERIENCE that is successful, MARKETABLE, repeatable, and creates raving fans?
FEELING THE PAINS OF BURNOUT, but you desire to SAVE your business and regain your life?
Do you have a SOLELY PORTFOLIO-BASED BUSINESS that has left you with a CAP TO YOUR PRICES?
CURIOUS WHY YOUR PORTFOLIO isn't bringing in your IDEAL CLIENTS?
ARE CONTRACTS, PRICING, and WORKFLOWS the death of you... like, you REALLY HATE them and need a plan?
WORKING AT 1AM, NEVER GETTING AHEAD and need to finally feel IN CONTROL of your business?
GETTING STARTED but at a LOSS for what steps to take towards professionalism?
GIVEN UP ON BLOGGING, SOCIAL MEDIA & PINTEREST & want a realistic approach on how to use them effectively.
Do your clients just want their images & COULD CARE LESS about who you are, resulting in LOW PRICES?
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 BEHIND, OVERWHELMED, STRESSED 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?
Do you have scattered, unorganized workflows that always lead to feeling behind, your clients aren’t impressed, you have increased anxiety and stress with every shoot that you do… this makes you feel incapable, unprofessional, behind, overwhelmed, snippy, irritated and discouraged?
I get it… I see this happen all of the time and you’re not wrong to feel this way…. but you have to understand that if this pattern continues, you will not only be burned out, you will be at risk of being bankrupt. 80% of businesses close their doors because of issues just like this...leaving them with debt and disappointment. This doesn't have to be your story... in fact, it can't be your story! It is totally possible to experience peace AND profit in your business!
You’re at a crossroads…. how are you going to shoot THAT much and still maintain balance in your life? I remember shooting 42 weddings a year… my friends never saw me, I missed concerts, trips, girls nights…. I missed family dinners, holiday traditions, and just laying on the couch with Michael…. I know it feels like you’re stuck… like you can’t even get out of this trap of a situation… but you CAN. I promise you that you CAN because I’ve been in your shoes and I’ve done it!
It’s understandable WHY you feel these things… but here’s what’s at stake… when EVERY shoot pushes you further and further behind, it’s also pushing a wedge between you and your family. It’s a SCARY cycle. Your attitude, your stress level and your feelings of inadequacy don't STAY IN YOUR OFFICE…. your family feels that. Your husband, your wife, your kids, your friends… they all experience you to be on edge and overwhelmed… and that has lasting effects in your home and in your LIFE!
Is ineffective marketing, inappropriate pricing & poor online presence leading to booking the wrong clients or not booking clients at all? Wrong clients will strip all of the passion and excitement out of your business. You’ll start to dread getting emails because of the complaints, you’ll start to question your own work because of the dissatisfaction of your demanding clients, you’ll start to grow weary of the work because you don’t see ANYTHING to show for it in your bank account…. these patterns eventually convince you that this idea of making your photography a business…. well it was a good idea… but this was NOT what you signed up for & you're desperately ready for a change. You're ready to experience new life and new joy in your business!
Maybe you’re doing ok… you’re booking, you’re shooting, you're editing, and your clients seem happy… but something about your brand, your social media presence, your pricing structure and your portfolio isn’t adding up. No matter how hard you try, you are STUCK at your current price point… and you know that in order to make the money you need from your business…you would have to shoot 30-40 weddings a YEAR at those current prices.
Stop questioning everything about your business. Be confident in your abilities and have clarity about who you are as a professional photographer. The greatest battle is the battle of the mind. Unorganized and dysfunctional businesses make it extremely hard to believe in your abilities and your level of professionalism. When you establish effective business practices, you’ll begin to experience the JOY of running your own business instead of stress, anxiety and feelings of inadequacy.
Feel the relief and the comfort of knowing that everything in your business is done well and everything is done right. When your business is functioning well legally, you get the joy of working confidently & securely… never worrying that something will fall through the cracks.
Your business can be organized into efficient systems and that means minimal time behind your computer. You can create a business that works for you and gives you the freedom to truly stop work at 5pm. This is your chance to live the life every entrepreneur longs for…. no stress, systems that are sustainable, and freedom in your schedule.
Burnout happens when your passion fades and your energy is exhausted. When you have a business that is thriving, you won’t run the risk of losing your business to burnout because you’ll have the tools you need to feel in control. The best part about avoiding burnout in business is that you’ll save yourself the pain of hurting those around you. When you feel like you’re failing, it’s impossible for others to feel the repercussion of that in your life. This is your chance to protect yourself from burnout and take hold of the reigns of your business instead of letting it rule over you!
When your business makes more money, you can finally do the things you’ve always wanted to do through your business. Maybe you’re wanting to PAY DOWN DEBT…. maybe you’re wanting to GO FULL TIME… maybe you’re wanting to SURPRISE YOUR CHILDREN with an AMAZING TRIP! Maybe you’re wanting to stop living PAYCHECK to PAYCHECK… or maybe you are just simply ready for your business to be profitable so that you can have peace that you’re doing the right thing with your life!
"I feel secure in my future. I’m still in college and pursuing a business degree... but sometimes I feel like I’ve already learned it all from Katelyn! You can't get this content anywhere else!" -MADISON
"I left my job in May (where I had a steady paycheck and 1/2 price private school tuition for my 3 girls) because I was burning the candle at both ends trying to grow my business. Now I run my business during the day and get to spend time with my family in the evenings! My oldest is a senior and I want to enjoy every moment!" -MICHELLE
"I feel like I'm not just a mom who takes nice pictures with her fancy camera. I feel like a legit business owner. I'm confident in knowing how to run my business and I know clearly the areas that still need work. I feel like it has given me a leg up on all the other mom photographers in my area because I KNOW I am running a legit business and that gives me confidence! It's no longer a hobby that pays me, it's a growing and thriving business that blessed my clients and my own family. " -LAURA
Ever worried that you're not legally legit?! With the KJ Business Collection you can rest at ease knowing that you and your business are covered! Caroline shares her legal expertise and customizable contract template!
Davey is a genius at all things design, hosting, coding, SEO, and building amazing brands! His expertise in these areas will allow your brand to book ideal clients on autopilot!
Social media is a beast of a topic, I knew I needed to bring in an expert! Vanessa is the master of all things Pinterest related, she has helped our students to experience exponential growth in their exposure and marketing through this platform!
Caroline Fox of Engaged Legal, is an attorney for creatives! She personally created MY wedding contract and then made it into a fully customizable template to be included in the Business Collection! And as an extra bonus, anyone with access to this template will receive free revisions and updates as Caroline makes them!
A professional and friendly contract that protects!
Hear what KJ Business Collection Alumni would tell photographers who are considering becoming KJ students! These students vary in experience level, age, & style.
This family's life has changed in more ways than one! They're making more money, quit a full time job, finally broke the cycle of being a workaholic & took a month long vacation!
These students are done feeling like frauds, done letting their business's run their lives and done just hoping something will change and they are MAKING change happen!
Buyer’s remorse keeps you up at night? No worries! It’s done the same for me (hello, Target statement necklace section), and I don’t want that for you: enjoy my 30-day, risk-free happiness policy, because if you’re not happy, I’m not happy.
If you complete all 12 modules (35+ hours) of content within those 30 days, work through the worksheets/homework, and still feel like there’s no way you can apply these systems to your photography business, I’ll buy the collection back from you.
*If you have accessed the Contract Template, you are only eligible for an 80% refund*
"This course gave me the confidence to...
It gave me CONFIDENCE in areas I didn't even realize I was lacking confidence in!
For example I didn't feel worthy of outsourcing editing, but when Katelyn spoke about OUTSOURCING I was literally in tears because she spoke directly to my heart.
Within a few days I had hired a private editor and that decision has given me so much more than I even imagined.
TAKE THE CONTROL BACK, SO I CONTROL MY BUSINESS INSTEAD OF MY BUSINESS CONTROLLING MY LIFE!
I have more time with my family and so much less stress because I have delegated tasks to reliable people."
She didn't even bat an eye at my pricing!! And I have to be honest, there is no way I would have gotten this booking if it wasn't for KJ! Over the past year while taking this course I have implemented multiple concepts, ideas, strategies, etc. that Katelyn has been teaching and
I STARTED OUT CHARGING LESS THAN $1000 FOR WEDDINGS.
I have actually really only be going full force into weddings on my own for 2 years. However, this course has pushed and motivated me to charge what I feel I am worth!
I recently raised my prices to over $3k and I did just book an amazing and IDEAL bride at that price point!
I believe the sole reason I got this booking is because of what I have learned!!"
I’ve gotten 19 leads between April-June compared to 3 this time last year.
I believe it’s because I’m being more helpful to my brides via my website, social media and my bride experience.
It has raised the bar and since I haven’t changed anything else I give credit to KJ's Business Collection!
This is the best value for the cost and the best thing I’ve purchase for my business in 10 years.
Take one section at a time and work it into your business and youR confidence and revenue will soar!!
The KJ Business Collection may be geared towards wedding photographers, but we have seen first-hand how this education has transformed portrait businesses! Smart business principles are far reaching and can be applied to many different types of businesses. Whether it’s marketing, social media, blogging, personal branding, building a tribe, etc…. ANYONE with a photography business will benefit and thrive off of this education.
This is great question! All educators are different. While I may share similar views and approaches to business as other successful photographers, I have a very different teaching style and I have different experiences to share. You’ll need to decide if the difference of my personality, my teaching style, my unique business experience and the creative structure of this new approach to business education is enough reason to invest. We realize that this resource is a large investment. This full year's worth of business training will be unlike anything you have experienced before in business education. If you’re ready to dive in, we’re excited to have you!
You'll get access immediately! And have access FOREVER, so you can pull up these videos and lessons whenever you need a boost or a refresher course. Watch at your own pace with one module a week … or move a bit slower if you need to! I know you have family needs and other things to tend to, so I want to make sure you have access to these tools forever. Once you enroll, you'll receive login information via email so beginning exploring the content!
Enrollment for the Business Collection will be closing! At this time we will not have the Business Collection available in our store front. Once the doors closed, you will not be able to join again until the next enrollment period.
I have a super tight return policy -- but it’s only because I want to make sure I’m attracting dedicated, serious photographers. I have worked so hard to make this program serve you right where you are, but I certainly understand the fear in buying something you can’t fully experience before purchase--that would give me pause, too! As such, by purchasing, you’re agreeing to my 30-day guarantee: if you complete the entire 12 modules of the course and do all the work and aren’t satisfied, just show me your work, let me know why it wasn’t a great fit for you and I’m happy to buy the course back from you.
I would love to chat with you, and make sure this is the right fit! Email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and someone from the KJ Team will get back to you ASAP!
You don’t! You just need a computer and access to the internet. I will mention some tools that I use to make our business more streamlined and organized but they are not necessary in order thrive from this Business Collection!
This collection covers my most basic knowledge of editing and the fundamentals of Lightroom all the way through to the most ADVANCED editing techniques, curating education and workflow tips. I would recommend this course to any level of photographer simply because of the range of information that is covered.
You will not need to download the video files in order to access them. You will simply login and view your videos online. However, you will need an adequate internet connection to allow you to load videos and you will need Adobe Lightroom as well!
Immediately!! Within 1 hour of your purchase you should receive an invoiced receipt of your purchase and then a separate email from "Katelyn James Courses" containing your login information and link for accessing the course site.