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EDITING AND CURATING for a DEFINED STYLE

CONSISTENCY

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does editing time dominate your life,

 but try as you might, your images still don’t have that look that is recognizably “you?”

You love the idea of being able to knock out Saturday’s session editing by Tuesday … but where on earth do you begin? How do you edit to the same caliber of your style--and quickly--so even that $5,000 wedding looks like a $50,000 wedding?
 
So you're day-dreaming of a shoot at your dream wedding venue or ANYWHERE that would help you have consistent images …even though you know deep down maybe the common denominator is YOUR editing skill (or lack thereof).

Imagine being able to trim up a consistent, high-end style and editing workflow that gave you your life back in just 6 modules.

With editing basics and advanced hacks in hand, you’d have the tools to create consistency, and actually get your life back (so you’d have something to post on Instagram besides just weddings or family sessions!).

Because you’re not just a photographer. You’re a daughter, sister, husband, friend, mom, and creative entrepreneur: and it’s high-time you start living like it, because you didn’t quit your day job for this!


It’s time to live a little more life away from your editing programs, with a consistent style that you can quickly replicate.

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CONSISTENCY

The KJ

This is the very method that I use in my business to work fast … because I firmly believe that the longer way around isn’t always the best way. My heart is for photographers like you to quit putting off editing for weeks, and actually enjoy the process of seeing images you captured populate your screen--this is something I’ve taught thousands of students, and now, I want to hand it over to you.
 
The KJ Consistency Course includes 21 video lessons, my own Lightroom presets, more than 21 worksheets, checklists, and cheat sheets, 6 Q&A sessions, 5 bonus videos (!), and our most active and engaging private community of fellow students, all waiting for you instantly, so you can learn to create a repeatable style that’s so you. 


The blueprint to a workflow that shaves hours off your editing process, giving you a consistent, instantly recognizable (and repeatable) style in 6 modules.

From Lightroom import basics to culling 101, we’ll take it back to the start here (and even if you’ve shot for years, get ready to learn nuggets that will start speeding up your workflow for your next wedding or session!).

module 1: Foundation

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• The Consistency Evaluation Quiz, so we can have a little come-to-Jesus about where you are in your business. From how soon after a wedding you blog to how long your workflow is ACTUALLY taking you, we’ll lay it all out there so we can know what kind of transformation you really need.

• The #1 Culling Trick I do that allows me to start culling as soon as I get home from a wedding (or even in the car if my second shooter’s driving!)--because I don’t click through my raw images in the tool you may *think* I do, and I want to show you why, so you can start speeding things up.

• My Subfolder System of filing, because procrastination is a bear, and this is a top tip to help you beat it (and quit editing the entire wedding in one batch!).

• My KJ Lightroom Presets (yes, I’m handing over my actual presets!), so you can load them in and start applying them to your images.

• My 360 Tour of the Lightroom Interface, because while I’m all for you using my presets, I want you to be equipped to create your own unique style with the software, and build your own presets.

• How-to Guide for Lightroom’s Develop Module--plus a cheat sheet of my favorite tabs--so you know my 7 go-to tools and sliders … and how local adjustments in moderation are the key to staying out of Photoshop.

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You know me: micro-changes for macro-results, right? Let’s get straight to the nitty-gritty of how I edit with the KJ edit, what import preset to use, and how to fix common imperfections--my goal isn’t to make your style a clone of mine, but to equip you with the know-how to build your own editing style!

module 2: In-depth Light Editing

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• My Favorite Editing Secret--that allows me to maintain consistency in my work, so you can start producing images that look like you from ring to reception.

• A Pick Your Pattern Guide so we can walk through a method to keep your look across the board, no matter what you’re editing (and again, I’m okay if you copy what I do as you get started--you’ll develop your style from there!)

• 3 Types of Style Guide… light & airy, dark & dramatic, Vignette, split toning, Tonal Curve--WHEW! Don’t you worry, friend: my goal here is to set you straight on exactly what to tweak in Lightroom to get each look, so you can tweak and repeat until you have your own look.

The POP Workshop: get ready to download the same image that I’ll walk you through editing, so we can give it a whirl in tandem, and really dig into how to make your images pop … without making them dark.

• The 3 Ways to Notice Heaviness--a mini checklist you can pocket and reference as you edit, to make sure that your editing is on par with the caliber of your work as a whole, and one image in particular doesn’t stick out as shadowy.

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Time to talk color: from split toning to black and white, chromatic aberration and more, you’ll walk away from this module with a better grip on quickly toggling Lightroom sliders to build consistency in your portfolio … you’re one step closer to getting your life back!

module 3: how to correct color and skin tones

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• White balance certainly has it’s time and place, but what about creating consistency across faces? This is my favorite thing to teach my one-on-one coaching clients, and I’ll show you How to Use Split Toning, too!

• I’ll give you my Split Toning Cheat Sheet so you know the magic wand edits to bring to life greyish skin tones, weird green hues (though that tree sure does make for a beautiful backdrop!), and blueish hues in your image.

• Black & White Techniques, giving you an outline of picking just the right images to translate into black and white … it’s not just a way to fix bad color, but a way to curate a classy style for your portfolio--you’ll learn the go-to slider to use for these shots.

9 Things to Look for with Chromatic Aberration so you have a watch-list of sorts to turn to before you export your images … and then, I’ll tell you how to correct it for those images you do need!

• Isolated editing can tend to look unnatural--this lesson will teach you how to tweak skies, diamonds, skin, and more in a way that actually looks realistic.

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In a dream world you’d be shadowing me in the office, but let’s get you the next best thing: I’m letting you peek over my shoulder at cropping, batch editing, and more.

module 4: Final Editing Tips

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• I’m sharing my screen for 5 Reasons for Cropping--and handing over tons of examples--because I honestly believe small amounts of intentional cropping is a way to add value and professionalism to my work, and I want to teach you to do the same!

The little-known thing to watch out for in your images … and how to crop to make sure this subtle distraction doesn’t creep up in your own work.

• How to Save Editing Time When Shooting, because nailing light isn’t just dependent on shooting at an amazing location, but something that’s learned: I’ll hand over my lighting rules to you.

The Three L’s of determining if a spot is pitch-perfect to bring over the whole family or wedding party, so you’re not getting them all situated, and then realizing to fix your location choice, you’ll have to spend hours in Lightroom.

• How I Batch Edit, because it’s possible to knock through 100 images in just 15 minutes … and I’ll pull back the curtain so you can watch me do it in real-time.

The Blog First Approach, so next time you shoot a session or wedding, you’re able to get it published right away on your website, and bring a big smile to your couple’s faces while their feet are still 10 feet off the ground.

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You choose the images that show the rest of the world what to think about your business…no pressure, right? (WHEW!) In this module, you’ll learn how to attract clients that push your brand forward--but also how to make a not-ideal-style wedding or portrait session look seamless inside your body of work.

module 5:
Curation

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The Style Selection Filter System, so you can quickly determine which images get to go on your blog … and which ones are best kept hidden from your public portfolio.

How to Find What’s Unique About Your Work, a quick training in spotting that signature style that only you have: I’ll tell you why I landed on color & joy as my trademark style, and coach you through developing your own hallmark.

Have you ever tried to pair images side-by-side, but can’t get it “just right?” In Pairing Images 101, you’ll learn how to place shots alongside one another in a way that elevates the look of your work as a whole, for blogs and beyond.

The Curating Challenge: How to Shoot Editorially from the Start, so you can master my 3 tips to tell a continuous color and frame story that will also keep you away from those 1 a.m. editing mornings. 

What's Inside the KJ Consistency Course:

Now that you’ve gotten your consistent editing down to a science, your elevated, beautiful portfolio and enhanced experience is ready to be marketed with a workflow that works (and executed well, this system even can even grow your credibility, up your prices, and help you get your life back).

module 6:
Marketing Systems

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The Why Behind My Blogging System, because I want you to put aside your preconceived notions about blogging, and start to see it as a positive thing in your business

• My printable Blogging Workflow Checklist, so you can start blogging 3 weddings within 48 hours, too--I’m not unique, I just have a efficient, well-oiled system, and I want to share it with you, too!

Why I want you to plan to work the Monday after the wedding, too: You can knock out everything from Saturday’s weekend by Monday evening, and I’ll show you how to do this with the 48 Hour Workflow.

The album design tool I use--and how outsourcing this piece of my workflow has been SUCH a time-saver for us!

• What you’ve completed is no small task: give yourself a pat on the back, and kick back for a conference talk I gave on how Consistency Leads to Credibility, so you can get out there and change the world one person, one shoot, and one blog post at a time.

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• More than 90 pages of actionable takeaway PDFs ready for you to print out and mark up with your learnings.

• 12 video training modules, including screen shares so you can see me working.

• A special FAQ guide each module of the program, where I answer actual student questions that have come in through the years.

• 6 webinar replay videos - listen in to what other students have asked me!

• Access to our private Facebook community, so you can swap ideas, presets, and tips with other photographers … and get instant feedback on any question you may have.

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The cherry on top: the bonuses!

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• The Learning to Say “No” Training, because every good “yes” is defended by 1,000 “no’s” 

• Maintaining vs. Growing, a mini-training about some of the major breakthroughs I had in productivity and motivation.

• A New Take on Retouching--because I actually DON’T believe in retouching every.single.shot.

• How to Start Outsourcing, so you can inch away from the fear of being a little more hands-off in parts of your business, and get your time AND energy back.

• Let’s talk big picture: in your Purpose Training, I’ll share how I deal with placing my hope and joy in things that may not deliver in the long-run, things like magazine features and business milestones. They're good, even GREAT things, but not sustainable for pinning my purpose on.

• The Learning to Say “No” Training, because every good “yes” is defended by 1,000 “no’s” … and I want you to be confident in specializing and simplifying.

• Maintaining vs. Growing, a mini-training about some of the major breakthroughs I had in productivity and motivation: there’s no way you can GROW your business if you’re constantly dog-paddling to maintain it, so let’s talk about how to approach this with intention. 

• A New Take on Retouching--because I actually DON’T believe in retouching every.single.shot., and I want you to uphold your client experience as an incredible opportunity to spoil and serve them with this mindset shift.

• How to Start Outsourcing, so you can inch away from the fear of being a little more hands-off in parts of your business, and get your time AND energy back. This truly grew our income, and I want to show you the ropes so you can give it a go, too.

• I get a little fired up in this one, but let’s talk big picture: in your Purpose Training, I’ll get real with you about how I deal with placing my hope and joy in things that may not deliver in the long-run, things like magazine features and business milestones. They’re good, GREAT things, but not sustainable for pinning my entire purpose on, and I want to talk to you about how I deal with that.

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That’s not all--we’ve added in 5 BONUS videos to encourage you through your journey:

and who I want to be

"I have found my style 

as a photographer!"

- Kate

 I'm not just emulating a KJ edit, but making images cleaner and more pure to life! Skin tones, lines and contrast look better than ever! AH!!! You're an amazing resource and an incredible teacher, Katelyn!! Thank you from the bottom of my humble heart for all that you have put into this course!! What I have learned has been invaluable!" 

"I can't believe i went this long without knowing how to

- Lindsay

edit properly!

I used to kill images with spot editing and would take forever to edit them! I'm so glad I invested and trusted, because you have truly helped me conquer SO many of the hurdles that have been holding me up in the editing process! I've enjoyed this course so much! "

"Your course has seriously changed

- Jaimie

my life!

I've already seen a huge change in my work. Because of this course I'm going to deliver a better product and a better experience to every bride I ever work with. Katelyn, thank you for helping me identify my style. I'm confident that I'm going to be able to make my work look like MY work no matter what!"

"I'm going to deliver a better product and a better experience 

- Josh

to every bride! 

Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and igniting my spirit! I feel like I can finally be a daughter, sister, girlfriend, and friend, and I don't have to be the tired teacher/photographer praying for a break to come so I can sit at my computer and finish editing all of my sessions that have piled up. This course is the BEST!"

"One week in and my workflow has

- Valerie

improved tenfold!

I constantly find that I'm having to bring images into photoshop to achieve a look I'm pleased with. WELL NO MORE!! I am loving how I can now achieve a bright, airy, POP of color look without even touching photoshop... AND A HUGE BONUS is that I can CONSISTENTLY use a process that works across the board for all of my shoots (which means I could confidently outsource)."

"I've always struggled with consistently

- Alexandra & Jay

Editing Images!

Since the course started and I have started using the new way of editing, EVERY single client I have delivered photos to has said how happy they were with their photos. One client said their gallery was "nothing short of spectacular!!!" I can’t thank you enough for all of the hard work you have put into this course!"

"This course has been A  Game changer for me and

- Meredith

my business!

Crack open a Diet Coke as you pop open your first course email: you’ll get a link straight to the classroom, where you’ll see your entire Lesson Directory (including your bonuses!) instantly ready for you to start watching. Binge-watching a la Netflix is fun, but I want you to apply each lesson along the way--you have lifetime access, so take your time!

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To keep you on pace (we’ve all bought a course and not finished it, right?), I’ll be popping up in your inbox during the first two months of your journey. Be sure to connect to your new friends in our private Facebook community, too--our tribe is great at answering questions!

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If you can commit to watching one module a week, fast forward just 6 short weeks, and schedule a date with your partner or girlfriends (yes, you have TIME now!): You’ve honed your editing workflow to a 48 hour system, kissing hours drowning in your business goodbye, and are off to consistently produce a gorgeous body of work for your sweet clients!

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The KJ Consistency Course doors are only open for a limited time.

kj consistency course work? 

how does the

worth three times more

"This course is

than what I paid!"

-Sarah

than what I paid!"

Well, you could technically learn all of this on your own, clocking hours watching Lightroom how-to videos from YouTube, and putting off weddings or sessions for weeks until you can carve out the full days (and wee morning hours) it takes for you to knock them out. 


 
Grab the system I’ve honed after a decade in the industry, from every workflow checklist to my presets and slider secrets, so you can nail a repeatable style that elevates your work … and most importantly, gives you your life back.

Or maybe there's a better way...

Yes. Lightroom is a tool that EVERY photographer should be using in their post-processing. You WILL need Lightroom in order to follow along with this course.

DO I NEED LIGHTROOM TO FIND THIS COURSE HELPFUL?

This course 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.

IS THIS COURSE FOR A BEGINNER OR AN EXPERIENCED PHOTOGRAPHER?

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!

will I have to download all of the videos to my hard drive?

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. 

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE ACCESS TO THE COURSE?

Yes. However, because this educational information includes access to Katelyn’s personal editing secrets, it will only be made available to a select number of photographers each year. 

Will this course be offered again? 

NO problem, you can email our KJ Support Team at katelyn@katelynjames.com and we'll be happy to help! We will try to respond ASAP!

I STILL HAVE A QUESTION - WHO CAN I CONTACT? 

what's my

investment, katelyn?

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 dig into all 6 modules (21 Lessons) of content within those 30 days, work through the worksheets, and still feel like there’s no way you can apply these systems to your photography business, I’ll buy the program back from you. 

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that's what i needed to hear. now i'm in!

Yes. Lightroom is a tool that EVERY photographer should be using in their post-processing. You WILL need Lightroom in order to follow along with this course.

DO I NEED LIGHTROOM TO FIND THIS COURSE HELPFUL?

This course 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.

IS THIS COURSE FOR A BEGINNER OR AN EXPERIENCED PHOTOGRAPHER?

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!

will I have to download all of the videos to my hard drive?

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. 

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE ACCESS TO THE COURSE?

Yes. However, because this educational information includes access to Katelyn’s personal editing secrets, it will only be made available to a select number of photographers each year. 

Will this course be offered again? 

NO problem, you can email our KJ Support Team at katelyn@katelynjames.com and we'll be happy to help! We will try to respond ASAP!

I STILL HAVE A QUESTION - WHO CAN I CONTACT? 

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My business kicked-off in 2008, and more than 250 weddings and 12,000 students later, we’re still head-over-heels about how this journey has let us serve with our gifts and bring joy into the lives of others.
 
Truth? We’re not perfect at consistency--no one is! But here’s the thing: Consistency in my business (and in my life!) has allowed such freedom and grace to enter in.
 
And now? 

I want the very same for you.
 
Nothing thrills me quite like seeing it “click” for a student, and seeing you light up as you tirelessly serve your couples and clients, but also put a streamlined system into gear that helps you escape countless hours upon end editing, so you can truly get your life back.
 
Let’s get your business back to being an asset in the life of your family--not your entire life!

Hey there! I’m Katelyn, a wedding photographer, educator, believer, wife to my high school sweetheart, and momma to our sweet baby girl.

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Let me guess: you’re surrounded by piles of flash drives and your computer desktop is littered in folders of photos begging to be edited: I get it, and that’s exactly why I want you to consider this as tool to help you shave hours off of your workflow. If you can commit to giving me just over a month of your time (you’ll even learn hacks in lesson 2 that you can apply to your next session!), I’ll shoot you straight on trimming that workflow down. My goal and my heart is to give you your life back!

I don’t think I have time for this??

While that’s my sweet spot, this course crosses over for portrait photographers, too! Yes, you’ll hear some wedding language pop up during the 6 modules since that’s the bread-and-butter of my business, but we’ve had scores of portrait photographers come through the program over the years, and see big changes in their workflow as well. 

Is this just for wedding photographers?

How’s lifetime sound for ya? (wink) It’s all yours once you’re inside, and you can pull up these videos and lessons whenever you need a boost or a refresher course. Curl up with a cup of coffee (or Diet Coke, if you’re me!), and watch at your own pace wit 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.

HOw do i get access?

So I can best serve my students, this course closes for enrollment on June 23rd, but we’ll plan on opening it again soon--however, the bonuses will be different … so if you had those in mind, it’s best to hop in now!

Can I sign up anytime?

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 6 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 you via our refund request form and I’m happy to buy the course back from you. 

Do you offer refunds?

I would love to chat with you, and make sure this is the right fit! Email me at katelyn@katelynjames.com with questions!

I have more questions, how can I get in touch?

Yes. Lightroom is a tool that EVERY photographer should be using in their post-processing. You WILL need Lightroom in order to follow along with this course.

DO I NEED LIGHTROOM TO FIND THIS COURSE HELPFUL?

This course 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.

IS THIS COURSE FOR A BEGINNER OR AN EXPERIENCED PHOTOGRAPHER?

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!

will I have to download all of the videos to my hard drive?

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. 

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE ACCESS TO THE COURSE?

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Everyday we get Facebook notifications from our KJ Consistency Facebook Group, and we LOVE seeing the progress that our students are making! Whether they're editing weddings in HALF the time it used to take them or finally able to get the style of image they want, their posts are so encouraging to us! What's even better than an encouraging post is actually seeing the improvement in their work! We are SO proud of these amazing students! Take a look at some of their BEFORE and AFTERS!!

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