A Big Announcement!

  • The Bridal Guide

today is an exciting day!!! Over TWO YEARS ago I started a little project I like to call “The Bridal Guide”! The idea was that I wanted to create an bridal magazine for my brides to receive once they book with us! Sure, I could just send them a copy of The Knot or Southern Weddings but I wanted this gift to be personal! The Bridal Guide is not only full of my favorite images, it contains TONS of helpful information about planning a photography-friendly wedding day!! We’ve received an overwhelmingly positive response to the project and I’m SO relieved because this has been something that I have wanted to do for so long!!

Now, for the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT?! Well, after much thought, Michael and I have decided that we shouldn’t keep  The Bridal Guide to ourselves!! We have worked so hard on this project and we realize that creating a custom wedding magazine for your clients isn’t easy. This is why most photographers don’t even attempt this type of project! There are some online resources that can provide $100 Templates for 15page magazines and we started thinking “Well why can’t we provide a template?!” So the last few months, we have been working on making the Bridal Guide available for ALL!! We’ll be selling the Bridal Guide in 3 variations:

1. Full PDF Ebook

2. A Template of the Bridal Guide so that you can create your own! (No content)

3. A Template of the Bridal Guide WITH ALL OF OUR CONTENT!

We’re so excited about this!!!

The Bridal Guide will become available for purchase on WEDNESDAY of this week!! And because we’re so excited about releasing this big project to the masses, we have decided to give our NEWSLETTER friends a FREE piece of The Bridal Guide before the big launch! BUT, you have to vote and tell us which piece you want!! Would you like……

1. Pre-ceremony and Bridal details tips?

2. The Ideal Timeline Explained?

3. The Pros of a First Look and why your clients should do one?! 

So which one do you want?! VOTE BELOW!! (Click your choice and then click “vote”!) :


We’ll be releasing the Bridal Guide options AND the free segment to our NEWSLETTER community before everything is live to the masses on Wednesday! The OTHER exciting news is that we have ANOTHER surprise that we’re sharing on Wednesday as well! If you want to be the first to know and the first to have access to the free segment of the Bridal Guide, be sure to SIGN UP HERE if you haven’t already!!! Ah! We have so much to do before Wednesday so GET EXCITED and stay TUNED!!!! Newsletter friends, you can expect to receive the BIG SURPRISE email around 11pm EST on Tuesday night!

Ps. We’ll also be announcing the final 2014 workshop and coaching dates through the newsletter as well!!


25 Comments Photography
  1. Sabrina reply

    AHH! Katelyn, I’m so excited for you! You first mentioned this at the Spring 2012 workshop I came to and it’s now a reality! And oh my heavens… the fact that you’re making this available to everyone who wants to use it is amazing. You guys are the best. I would LOVE to offer something so personal to my brides, but I’ve attempted a magazine before and well, it’s still sitting in Photoshop :-) Congrats, friend! Can’t wait to see more!

  2. Tina reply

    YAY!! This is so exciting!! Can’t wait to get the newsletter :) I know this will benefit so many other photographers and DEFINITELY will benefit my business :) You guys are the best!!

  3. ashley Mitchell reply

    YAY! I know how hard you have been working on this! This will be awesome for us with our new business! Congrats love!

  4. Sadi Lane reply

    Oh my gosh I am so excited for this! How will we be able to purchase it? You are a rockstar!

  5. Nikki Santerre reply

    This is such a kind gift for you guys to share with the photography community. Can’t wait to see! xoxo!

  6. Lauren reply

    Katelyn, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! You are an amazing pper, friend, teacher, and mentor! After all of your hard work, you turn around and share it with us! You are amazing!! I’m so excited to see it!!

  7. Kathryn Grace reply

    SO excited!!!

  8. SHalese reply

    YAY this is so exciting! I have been wanting to create something fun, tangible and educational for my clients, but I’m pretty helpless with design and templates, so this is very good news!! :)

  9. Phyllis Mullens reply

    Love to see a copy. Sounds fun for brides.

  10. Phyllis Mullens reply

    Sounds fun for brides. Love to see a copy. Thanks..

  11. cOLLEEN dELANEY reply

    I may just be a taaaad biased BUT the Bridal Guide is FANTASTIC, PERFECT for KJ Brides planning their day!! And letting us know exactly what Katelyn needs to give us the BEST of the BEST!!  Those who haven’t read it yet GET EXCITED! It is all the above & MORE!!  YAY KJ Photography!!!

  12. Brittany Evers reply

    AHHH! SO exciting! I can’t WAIT to get the newsletter :)

  13. Heather reply

    I saw this Bridal Guide at the Workshop Experience in April 2014 and let me tell you its absolutely amazing! It has fantastic content and even more beautiful pictures! So happy for you Katelyn that you have made one more dream a reality!

  14. Katie reply

    Congratulations, Katelyn!! That is super exciting news! I’m so excited for the newsletter and so grateful for you giving heart! :)

  15. Amanda Manupella reply

    You have no idea how you inspire up and coming wedding photographers!!! thank you so much for always wanting to help and inspire!

  16. Angela Oxenrider reply

    This is such an amazing gift! Sitting down at my desk deciding on what piece of marketing i need to add and work on. Just then, i found this! It’s absolutely perfect! It’s the cherry on top! thank you!

  17. Annetta reply

    Wishes do come true!!! I’ve wished for a long time for a copy of your Bridal Guide. I was jealous of your brides who get them. But now I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing it with us photogs.

  18. Cassady reply

    I’m so excited for you Katelyn! I can’t wait to see what all your hard work, dedication and creativity have produced. Thank you in advanced, now I don’t have to be jealous of KJ Brides :)

  19. Dennis Mock reply

    LOve your wedding ideas and Bridal Client Guide. I find the Ideal timeline most helpful

  20. Mallory reply

    Thank you, thank you, thank you Katelyn!! This has been on my to do list for so long but was having such a hard time getting started. I have set back and wished you would make it as a template… so glad you are sharing with us!!

  21. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    I vote for the ideal timeline! So excited for you two!!

  22. SueAnn reply

    All of these are amazing! But my favorite one would have to be “Pre-ceremony and Bridal details tips” So excited!

  23. Lydia reply

    Oh, soooo excited!!

  24. Sofia reply

    IDEAL TIMELINE for sure! :)

  25. Davina reply

    Great resources! Thanks for your generosity

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