2 hr

83. Under the Influencer (with Katelyn James‪)‬ Be There in Five

    • Personal Journals

This week, Kate sits down with Katelyn James, of Katelyn James Photography (@katelynjames), who is a force in the photography world, an accomplished entrepreneur, an educator to thousands of aspiring creatives, an influencer (not by trade, but through her brand's following) that prioritizes transparency, and last but not least, she also was Kate's wedding photographer in Italy in 2017. In their second hangout ever (first being Kate's wedding), they walk through a broad range of professional and personal topics; such as starting, sustaining, and scaling her business, building a community and client experience, dealing with slow growth periods, learning how to slow down and step away from all-consuming self-employment, projects that did and didn't land, transitioning her work from photography to education, and her million dollar idea that has Kate rethinking her entire career because it's genius. Following that, they have a discussion about her (former) and Kate's (current) fears about having children when there's already not enough time in the day, what has and has not changed with motherhood, and then have a meaningful conversation about influence in a much different way than has ever been discussed on this podcast. Katelyn shares how she draws boundaries as it relates to how much of her real life she puts on social media, talks about finding impact and purpose through difficult seasons, and then discusses the importance of sharing her son James' story to honor his life and give hope to other families enduring an unthinkable loss. This is truly a special episode with an incredible woman; you will marvel at her honesty, openness, and insight, and understand within minutes why Kate has been a KJ superfan for the better part of a decade.

This week, Kate sits down with Katelyn James, of Katelyn James Photography (@katelynjames), who is a force in the photography world, an accomplished entrepreneur, an educator to thousands of aspiring creatives, an influencer (not by trade, but through her brand's following) that prioritizes transparency, and last but not least, she also was Kate's wedding photographer in Italy in 2017. In their second hangout ever (first being Kate's wedding), they walk through a broad range of professional and personal topics; such as starting, sustaining, and scaling her business, building a community and client experience, dealing with slow growth periods, learning how to slow down and step away from all-consuming self-employment, projects that did and didn't land, transitioning her work from photography to education, and her million dollar idea that has Kate rethinking her entire career because it's genius. Following that, they have a discussion about her (former) and Kate's (current) fears about having children when there's already not enough time in the day, what has and has not changed with motherhood, and then have a meaningful conversation about influence in a much different way than has ever been discussed on this podcast. Katelyn shares how she draws boundaries as it relates to how much of her real life she puts on social media, talks about finding impact and purpose through difficult seasons, and then discusses the importance of sharing her son James' story to honor his life and give hope to other families enduring an unthinkable loss. This is truly a special episode with an incredible woman; you will marvel at her honesty, openness, and insight, and understand within minutes why Kate has been a KJ superfan for the better part of a decade.

2 hr