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CREATING AN INCREDIBLE CLIENT EXPERIENCE through CONFIDENT & EFFICIENT POSING

POSING

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It’s all eyes on you--AND YOU’RE THE ONE BEHIND THE CAMERA!

From engagement session to rowdy, post-ceremony bridal party, they’re all looking to YOU to direct the show--and you admit it: sometimes, you just freeze up. So you’re trying to hide your anxiety and build rock-solid trust, all while racking your brain for the next pose and *not* dragging an entire party all over the property for multiple backgrounds?

Whew!

Sometimes it feels like a game of “never let ‘em see you sweat,” and your client experience is at stake. If you could just quit worrying about posing and call the shots like a true professional … you’d be belting out tunes & car dancing in excitement driving to your next wedding day (instead of worrying about everything that could go wrong).

What if you could have an entire posing workflow in your client experience arsenal ready to go in just 6 modules?

You’d take your clients from awkward to awesome (yes, even those grooms who “hate having their picture taken”) as you quickly move between poses within mere minutes, because you have a range of ideas--and directional comments--in your back pocket ready to go.

What’s more, you start to be known for your client experience and relationships: you become a go-to for how natural and relaxed you make families & couples feel--but YOU know it’s nothing special, it’s just something you spent time truly studying ... it’s all in the way you (gently) take control and steer their poses to give them confidence:  

Because I firmly believe we as photographers have unique work at our hands: we are a common denominator in each photograph we take in a session, and it’s our job--and a gift--to make our clients feel like themselves in a photograph.

It’s time to learn to pose with confidence, so your clients look back and remember just how they felt in every image you captured.

And as that’s no small task, I created this tool to help you master it.

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POSING

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The KJ Posing Course includes 17 video trainings, multiple live-action sessions so you can watch me work, more than 18 worksheets, checklists, and cheat sheets, 4 Q&A sessions, 2 bonus videos (!), and our private community of fellow students, all ready for you inside the program, so you can adopt our workflow and adjust it to work for your business.

The step-by-step roadmap to a posing workflow that renders a top-notch experience, delighted clients, and just the relaxed photos you were looking to capture.

Get ready to enhance your client experience: in these lessons, we’re going to lay the groundwork for game-changing tips so pivotal that your past clients will be able to tell the difference in your approach. Posing affects so much more than just how they look!

module 1: Creating an experience

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The Big Picture of Posing--because while it’s tempting to think that a few new technical tips will transform your posing, most photographers struggle with posing for deeper reasons … and I want to cut straight to the chase when it comes to that!

How to Nail the First 15 Minutes of the Experience, whether it’s at a portrait session or engagement session, this is when your clients decide if you’re worth it: let’s make sure you walk in with full confidence!

My 4-Step Perfect Portrait Recipe, so you know what to add to to a session to make that magic happen … and to identify the thing that you struggle with the most, so we can fix it!

How to Use Posing as Your Marketing because I’m going to tell you a secret about what I actually focused on first in my business--something that affected the entire experience so much that my business grew--so you can consider doing the same.

Sit back for story time: we’re breaking down dozens of examples of actual posing issues we’ve experienced--and how we’ve fixed them, so you can be a technical master of your camera, and you serve your clients well in the process.

The Self-Analyzing Session
, so we can get honest about where you are in your business and hone in on how your conduct affects the client experience--it will be easy to brush over this, but by taking this session seriously and digging into the 9 questions I have for you, you’re going to fix the issues and grow so much as a photographer.

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As we ease from a psychological conversation into a technical tips-and-tricks session, this module will move the needle when it comes to your ability to maintain control, be affirmative, and speak precise words to clients who grow to trust you as the leader … that’s what they’re paying you for, after all!

module 2: The three p's of posing

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Time to take the lead in the most encouraging of ways: We forget we’re the one in control, but I have 5 Ways to Gently Command Authority at your very next shoot, so you can put them to work immediately.

4 Tips for Shy Photographers, because your peaceful, soft-spoken personality is a gift to so many ideal couples--let’s make sure you’re personality is equipped with take-charge tips that serve you, too!

One of the most empowering tools in a photographer’s arsenal is affirming your clients in a natural way: grab my 3 Ways to Fill the Silence, so your clients stay confident throughout the shoot!

My 15 Go-To Compliments (seriously!) so you can swipe my file of praise to shower your couples with genuine words that make their smiles bigger and laughs natural.

What to Do If They’re Not Responding … because some clients (hello, more grooms than I can count!) detest having their picture taken--but I’ve found three things to do that continues to boost their confidence, dispel the nerves, and actually make them start enjoying things.

How to Be Precise in Your Words, from remembering names to giving expert direction so you get just the adjustments that you were looking for every time … and so your posing experience continues to build trust with your clients.

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Here it is, the module you’ve been waiting for! The Posing Evolution is the system we’ve developed after 8 years: get excited about learning my core poses, variations, sets, and more, so you can start applying them at your next session!

module 3: The posing evolution

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The Benefits to The Posing Evolution, because even if you just apply 2-3 pieces of this process, you’ll see big changes as a photographer.

4 Variations to Give Impact to Your Images--and I’m not just talking horizontal and vertical. Let’s nail down the ways you can switch up things as you shoot and get more accomplished in less time.

A Real Life Example of Wedding Day Evolution, so you can see the kind of results you can get in taking just 15 minutes--or less!--of images with The Posing Evolution at play.

4-Steps to the Posing Evolution, because I’m not expecting you to have this memorized ASAP … so if you can take this one step or layer at a time, you’ll see macro-results!

A Live-Action Video of The Posing Evolution, so you can watch me as a I take a couple outside and shoot the four core poses I’ve just taught you, all while putting The Posing Evolution to work (and yes, you’ll get to see the results of the shoot, too!).

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Ready for a field trip? Let’s go out onto a shoot so you can watching this in action … and then, I’ll unfold dozens upon dozens of little tricks and switch-ups I’ve learned after years of shooting.

module 4: Tricks of the trade

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In your full-length Live-Action Posing Video, you’ll see me catching a couple right before sunset: so you can hear every single comment I say--and don’t worry about writing it all down, your 10-page accompanying PDF includes tips and tricks you saw in the video, and 65 demo images that I took during the session. 

My Favorite Tips & Tricks I love to use, so you hear the things I’ve done with clients that have moved them from awkward to awesome.

9 Refresher Tips to Remember, from composition to “kiss shots,” I’ll spill the beans on some little tweaks that make a big difference, so you can note the ones you want to try!

How to Direct with Definition, with the simple ways you can get the look you want from your client by using body parts and specific objects!

The Pose Brides Will Love You For--truly! I’ll tell you a trick here that gives her that beautiful hourglass shape, so you can give her images that she’s proud of.

Two ways that I’ve learned for How to Create Angles, so from jaw lines to their best sides, you’ve discovered ways to pay attention to getting a stronger portrait.

3 Tips to Use Props to Shape--because your bride is radiant and glowing, and there are 3 things to pay attention to that let you use her veil, flowers, or hair to show off her beautiful self even more.

Finally, I’ll lift up the curtain on my screen and walk you through my thought process on actually sessions I’ve done, and walk you through how none of my shoots are 100% perfect--but how we get the perfect images for them all the same!

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 Time to dig into practical to-do’s you can start implementing right away. I’ll let you peek over my shoulder at some client experience processes that work for me, so you can give them a whirl yourself!

module 5:
Final Editing Tips

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How I Send My Clients Education, because there’s a marketable way to give your clients a resource when you need to prep your clients … and I want to make sure you know it!

The 5 Things I Tell My Couples Before the Engagement because this sets the stage for the whole session, and I’ll hand over exactly what you should be communicating to your clients.

Nervous about those first few snaps--and the moments leading up? I’ll give you 3 Things to Do in the First 15 Minutes, so you can build your credibility and set the tone.

My Initial Inquiry Email Template, so you can copy it and put it to use immediately in your business!

A Live Anniversary Shoot--we’re handing over a completely un-edited lesson, so it’s just like you’re shadowing me! You’ll see me escort the couple from their car to the field, make small talk and get to know each other, and transition right into posing. This is one of my favorites!

Let’s do it again, this time on a Live Real Wedding Day Shoot! Naturally a bit more fast-paced, using The Posing Evolution during a quick session with the bride and groom right after the ceremony! As always you’ll see the images after, so you can analyze my thought process.

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Let’s wrap this thing up with a mindset shift: because truly gratifying work isn’t always defined how we think--get ready to feel like you’re on a coffee date with me … I’m getting personal on this one!

module 6:
Posing with purpose

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As a photographer, you have the power to change people’s lives: my heart of hearts is to equip you in making people feel loved, and I’ll share the why behind what we do and hopefully encourage and equip you to go out and keep at it!

The Bride & Groom Individual Posing training, so right after she’s gotten all ready, you’re ready to establish her confidence and give her the gift of gorgeous bridal portraits--plus, how to nail the groom’s portrait by himself before he ever leaves the getting ready room.


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PLUS, you’ll also get instant access to:

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

17 video training modules, including multiple shooting demos so you can watch how I actually work.

4 Q&A webinar recordings, so you can hear me answer questions Posing Course students just like you have asked.

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

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Bonuses: now it's really time to get this party started! 

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The KJ Marketing Jumpstart program, my marketing mini-course to teach you how I’ve created a community of brides that get the word out about my brand for me. 

Bridal Party Posing bonus, because big groups can be intimidating, but your couples are waiting for and wanting you to take the lead! You’ve got this … and I want to share with you 8 behind-the-scenes tips to improve.

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I had so much fun making this and filming live-action shoots for you to watch, that I kept going … Enjoy these 2 bonuses!

"fluff" course, it's the

"this isn't a superficial 

real deal!"

- Laura

"We had a few standard "go-to" poses that we knew we could always fall back on - which is what we did.  It was frustrating because we felt like we didn't really have control over our posing, and we didn't really know how to fix it. The biggest impact for us was that Katelyn's posing course taught us how to actually understand posing. Instead of thinking about posing in terms of individual poses that we had to remember and recreate, she taught us to understand the principles and the foundation. Once we understood how to use these foundations, it freed us up to see posing as a tool to create what we wanted - and taught us how to do it!"

"we felt like we didn't really have control

-Joel + Amber

over our posing!"

"I felt like there were huge pieces missing in the way I posed my clients. Sometimes, no matter how hard I tried, or how many sessions I photographed, the images I produced didn't look like what I had pictured them to look like in my head. Katelyn's Posing Course changed everything for me. Those missing pieces fell into place almost instantly. After this course, I walked away with tangible ways to achieve the authenticity I longed for in my imagery."

"there were huge pieces missing in the way I

- Anna

posed my clients!"

"Now my clients feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera. I even have GROOMS emailing me on their OWN telling me how much they enjoyed the session and that it was so much more fun than they thought it would be. My clients are talking and I have more inquiries than ever before all because of the experience I'm giving my clients.  My business has grown so much that I'm finally able to quit my day job that makes me miserable and pursue my dream of being a full-time wedding photographer. This Posing Course has truly changed my business!"

"I'm finally able to quit my day joB and pursue my dream of being a 

- Joanna

full-time wedding photographer!"

"I did not even second think this investment and neither did my husband! I told him Katelyn had a new course she was offering and he immediately said go for it because he saw the impact the first course had on me! Katelyn again amazed me and gave me direction and confidence I was desperately lacking. When it comes to posing now, I never run out of ideas. I am confident and slower with my words, and my appraisal for them is always genuine because my couples are simply amazing at hearing my now direct and simple instructions. It has been a game changer and I will forever be so thankful!"

"when it comes to posing now, I never

- Kayla

run out of ideas!"

"Before the KJ Posing Course, we felt unprepared to love and serve people well through their photo experience. After the posing course, we are more confident showing up to photoshoots and weddings. We know we can produce quality images and ensure our couples comfort and a great experience! We would encourage anyone who feels inadequate in producing quality images under pressure to take this course. It was a game changer for us!"

"our photoshoots felt clumsy, awkward and

-Lily + Elyse

Uncomfortable!"

"Before I even purchased the posing course...honestly, I questioned did I need it. Did I really. I had been producing images that I was happy with - getting, for the most part, true and genuine looks and engagement from my couples. The thing that pushed me over the edge was simply knowing there was always room for improvement. Ohh how true that ended up being. The posing course helped me take my work, my confidence, and the confidence of my clients up about 110 degrees! It was easily one of the best investments I've ever made in my career!!"

"it was easily one of the best investments i've ever

- Elizabeth

made in my career!"

As soon as you purchase your course, it’s all yours (no waiting required!). My advice? Grab a fresh notebook with a folder--lots of handouts await!--and your favorite pen, and start watching your videos. You’ll learn things in Module 1 that you can go ahead and bake into your next session, so get ready to write!

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You’ll work through the 17 lessons, which range from psychological theory to technique, and you’ll be able to shadow me on 4 different shoots, so you can hear exactly how I talk to my clients and direct their poses to get natural images they’ll love.

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If you can commit to watching one module a week, just 6 weeks later, you’ve got a repeatable posing system and ready to roll at your next engagement session or wedding--plus, plenty of confidence-boosting tips and tricks so you never are stranded with an awkward silence again.

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

kj Posing course work? 

how does the

my weakness, but now it's 

"Posing used to be

my greatest strength!"

-Raisa

my greatest strength!"

Could you learn this all on your own? Sure! I don’t doubt there are a few hundred posing videos on YouTube that you could binge watch to your heart’s content. But I’m not sure if any of them fall into a complete, 4-pose system (and how to build on it with different sets and variety) and include a collection of conversation starters and other templates … 


I’m handing over the keys to the kingdom on the posing system we’ve used photographing more than 250 weddings--a repeatable way to get natural, relaxed images of your clients, so you can wrangle any crowd with confidence and call the shots that make your clients feel beautiful when they look back on the photographs.

So... 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 (19 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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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 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.

What a gift it is to serve families like we do as photographers--being able to steward the mood of the day and make our clients feel a certain way in their photographs is a high-calling … but most photographers don’t realize it can be a learned skill.

So now? 

I want you to have it figured out once and for all.

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 bring a natural smile to every client’s face … and gives you countless referrals because of what a delight you are to work with.

It’s time to go from drawing a blank during session posing … to properly running a shoot that is a blast for everyone involved and results in a gallery full of images that you’re proud of!!

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’ve got tons of photos sitting on your desktop in folders ready to be edited and an inbox full of emails--but the thing is, they’re not a laundry list of referrals from clients ready to work with you because your client experience precedes you: I get it, and that’s exactly why I want you to consider this as tool to help give your client experience a workflow that lets you shine. 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 wedding!), I’ll shoot you straight on how to walk into your next wedding with confidence. 

I don’t think I have time for this??

Yes! I get this question all of the time and our answer is this… If you ever photograph a couple… even if it’s just a set of shots of the parents during a family shoot, this would be a worthwhile investment for you! 

will this work if i'm just a portrait photographer?

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 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.

HOw long do i get access?

You sure can! However, the prices goes back up $597 dollars outside of this special offer … so if you wanted to save a bit of money, 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 within 30 days and aren’t satisfied, just show me your work and complete our refund request form--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?

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!

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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This course was created after hearing from dozens and dozens of photographers dealing with awkward sessions where posing felt forced and uncomfortable! We TOTALLY get the pressure of keeping energies up, managing relationships (because everything shows in a photograph!), and ensuring everyone’s best side shows up in photographs is quite the tall task! Enjoy hearing a little more of our heart behind this course in the video to the left! 

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