Each year we make an investment in our education. The world moves so fast these days that a college degree won’t have you set for life– it’s just a great starting point. So when it comes to business, we absolutely have to invest to keep moving forward. This year it was a no brainer to invest in coaching with Katelyn James! Not only is she a fantastic photographer, but she’s an incredibly smart business woman. Her husband, Michael works alongside her in the business and they both have similar backgrounds to us. It’s funny because I always thought when I did coaching with Katelyn James, I’d be asking her a million questions about shooting and editing. But instead, most of our questions were business and relationship based. They are both so sweet and have so much incredible advice to offer!
After meeting, we had lunch and then some headshots. Suffice it to say, we love them and had a fun time taking them. And it was a total bonus that we got to experience how she poses couples during this time, too!
Katelyn totally nailed two of the biggest hurdles when photographing us. Me + serious faces do not mix, but she managed to get several incredible shots! Also, Josh cannot stand outside and keep his eyes open for a picture. Our wedding photos? He basically just kept his eyes closed… the. entire. time. When we got the pictures back I was like, “Are your eyes closed?” He was like, “Of course! It was bright out there! Did you want to burn my corneas or something?” Me: “YES! It was our wedding day!!” He didn’t appreciate that.
At any rate, Katelyn couldn’t wrestle him to keep his eyes open, but she did manage a few shots where he looked normal instead of squinty and teary-eyed. And I’ve mentioned before how Josh was adamantly opposed to a first look when we got married. Well, Katelyn had us do a pretend one and… this ensued. Overall, it was a fantastic day full of learning and perspective changes. It was exactly what we needed to keep us moving forward. Thank you Katelyn & Michael for taking precious time out of your busy lives to invest in others! We are so grateful for you.