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best friends, Steph, texted me early one morning and asked “So are you going to The Fix in DC?”. Maybe I was just half asleep or maybe I was just REALLY out of it that day but I seriously thought she was referring to some kind of Rally that included marching the National Mall and “Fixing” something! THAT’S what went through my head initially. I texted back and asked what in the world was she talking about and she responded with “Jstar’s thing!”.  What?! Jstar’s thing?! I immediately checked her blog and saw her big announcement about The Fix. Ohhhhh…. it all made sense now.

The funny thing is that Steph isn’t a photographer… but she was one of my bridesmaids and still follows Jasmine.  In fact, a TON of people that attended my wedding still follow Jasmine. Is it because of her images? Maybe.  Is it because of her amazing ability to write? Probably. Or is it because she’s an infectious person who makes others WANT to be more? Definitely.


Jasmine, JD, Polo and their team set out on an amazing journey across the entire COUNTRY.  The Fix has covered some MAJOR ground in the past two weeks and after speaking in every city, the bus pulls out and they leave 200+ inspired, hopeful, motivated photographers behind. This is an incredible undertaking.  Who says “Hey, I think we should go on tour… help thousands of photographers and create of conversation that helps them work through their struggles in their business.”?…. Jasmine…. Jasmine Star dreams THAT big and I’m so EXCITED, PROUD and INSPIRED by her courage.


Last Thursday The Fix came to DC. I made it up there a little early to help out and before I knew it, it was 5:50 and the masses were arriving. It was such an HONOR to meet so many amazing photographers and reunite with a TON of my previous workshop attendees AND brides!! I loved it!! It was one big, happy, HOT party! (literally, HOT…. the air conditioner was broken.. but that’s a whole other story).  The Fix DC was a success and Jasmine did her Thang (I capitalized that because it was THAT good:).  It was an honor to be a part of this and I’m so thankful that there are people in the industry who CARE about changing it for the better. Jasmine and JD…. what an amazing team you are. THANK YOU for sowing into our industry….the fruits of your labor are going to be echoed in this industry for years and years to come! We love you guys!

It looked like Restoration Hardware had come to LIFE! Loved this!

Preach it!

This shot is for my daddy, my brother and Frank Beale… because they love buses… BIG buses… and this, this is a BIG BUS!

This was 5:30pm

This was 6:30pm

Extra! Extra!

Do you see yourself?!

Love this second image… look how happy those girls are!:)

She’s so cute:)

Let me just say this…Jasmine deals with a lot of different people and personalities.  Some people made her do some funky poses and she just went right along with them!  Out of all the images I shot… this is still, by far, the BEST. ha. Oh Abby! You crack me up!


17 Comments Photography
  1. jade reply

    Love it.. and major jealous… I hope to get my show it site up and running soon.. yay.. I always love how you find so many ways to shoot detail pics.. love looking at you work :) thank you for sharing.. and when are you coming to Australia… If I keep writing it, you may get sick of it and just come over.. hehehe xxx :)

  2. Elizabeth reply

    I wanted to go so bad but could not…hopefully I can catch Jasmine the next time. She is truly an inspiration to many. Looked like tons of fun!

  3. kaitlin reply

    THESE ARE GORGEOUS! What lenses did you use? Did you use a flash at all? I am jealous of your ability to make me feel like I am there all over again…its a gift. I had the best time ever meeting you. I am sorry I cried a llllll over you! You and Michael surely must think Im a hot mess! Kisses to Bokeh and I can’t wait to see you again one day! If you have a picture of me with you or with j* id looooove to have it if you don’t mind. Thanks zoo much Katelyn! GREAT POST…AS ALWAYS! : )

  4. Jessica Hunt reply

    Ah! I wish I could have gone, so badly! Maybe next time. Thank you for sharing!

  5. sandra reply

    Loved how you shot the whole event! I would want these if I were the fix crew! ;-)

  6. bethany cox reply

    I adore that you took a photo of JD and Jasmine… and can I say, its perfect…

  7. Alexis reply

    Hi Katelyn! You took beautiful pictures @ The Fix! I was there too! I would have loved to had meet you too, if I only had knew you were there! Keep up the great work! :)

  8. Kimberly Murray reply

    I love the way you documented the DC experience, Katelyn! It looks like everyone there was as excited and inspired as we were in Atlanta. And how precious are those pics you took of Jasmine and JD?! I love crinkly nose smiles!

  9. Gabby / En Route Photography reply

    I just really hope they come to Europe next to FIX us! ;D

  10. Stephanie Stewart reply

    So excited for the Fix in Chicago tomorrow!!! Thanks for sharing, Katelyn!!!

  11. Abby Grace reply

    BAHAHAH I can’t believe you posted that photo!! I love it! Also, it was SO lovely to see you again! Hope your drive back to Richmond was peaceful and speedy!

  12. Rachel Abi reply

    Too fun! It was such a fun evening. I love the silly shot with Jasmine holding the pained expression! BTW I’m one of “the girls” in the shot of the crowd and you are right we were having a blast. The other is a photographer, Lydia, out of Buffalo, and we had just met at the mixer before and became fast friends! Thanks for capturing our joy… pretty sure we were drooling with excitement at one point!

  13. mari reply

    This is a great blog and the images are incredible. Also I am in one of those images :) Thank you for taking that and choosing it for the blog:)!!!!

  14. Lydia reply

    Wow… I REALLY appreciated your view of things on that crazy hyper day. You have beautiful work :) One of those crazy smiles is me… love it!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

  15. Jeni Brower reply

    What a great day! Beautiful post. Love the photo with Abby! Thanks for the one with me & Jasmine. That moment was very special for me. :)

  16. Jennylyn reply

    i’m pretty sure you captured every detail beautifully! I LOVE looking through your lens!

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