Hi there!  I am artist, photographer, and creative teacher KJ DeWaal.  I strive to live a creative and joyful life each and every day.  It is my mission to bring this joy to other like-minded creatives.  Whether you are a photographer looking for new resources, an artist looking to learn new techniques or just someone looking for creative inspiration YOU HAVE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!

I have been a creative all of my life and have been involved in a variety of creative businesses throughout the years.  I have 20+ years of experience as a creative teacher and would love to share that with you.





Welcome to our creative community!


We created our website to bring like-minded creatives together.  Whether it be photographers, artists, or DIYers.  We offer workshops, photography and digital art resources, as well as original artwork and prints by KJ DeWaal, an artist/photographer/creative teacher.


Let us help you take your creativity to the next level!


Read below to get to know us a little bit better and then feel free to browse our site to see what goodies you just can’t live without.  In addition to our products, we offer a variety of FREE resources for photographers, artists, and digital artists.

If you like what you see, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter while you are here!  It will keep you informed on all the happenings here at KJD & Co. and you will receive our photography bundle for FREE!  You can subscribe here.



KJ DeWaal is an artist/photographer who has been involved in creative endeavors throughout her life.  She has received an Advanced Diploma in Photography, an Advanced Diploma in Adobe Photoshop, a Diploma in Smartphone Photography, and a Diploma in Adobe Lightroom from Shaw Academy.  KJ has also taken photography classes from Jim Montanus, a well-renowned photographer in the Rochester area.  

KJ enjoys photographing still life, landscape, macro, and lifestyle images.  Her images have won numerous awards in photo contests and have been very well received.  She is also an avid digital artist creating art on the go using her iPhone X and iPad Pro.  She teaches in-person and online workshops throughout the year.  If you are interested in having her do a workshop in your area, you can find more information here.

She and her husband Doug aka “The Mr.” have built their creative business together.  With each having an intrinsic role.  Her in front of the scenes and him behind the scenes.  Without the 2 together as a team, it just wouldn’t work.

They have been married for over 30 years.  Together, they have raised their two littles to become successful and productive adults. They are very proud of both of them and can confidently say they are their greatest accomplishments in life.

Now that they are empty nesters, KJ and the Mr. have been traveling, camping, hiking, and antiquing on a regular basis.  This provides many photo opportunities as well as inspiring original artworks.  KJ often posts about their adventures on her Facebook page in a segment called “Adventures with the Mr.”  If you want to keep up with the adventures, be sure to check it out.

They have a love for vintage and rustic items which you will see reflected in their shop.  KJDeWaal.com was created so that they could share their creative passion along with those loves, artwork, and beautiful imagery with others who also enjoy living a creative and joyful life.

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Images from Adventures with the Mr.

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Live the life you have imagined.

~Henry David Thoreau


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