This post seems a little surreal to be writing! Remember that time we said we were selling the house that we had just built and we were moving, but we didn’t share why or where for like 8 months?!!! We were trying desperately to buy land that wasn’t for sale and get a building permit to build our forever home. We were also trying to sell our current house at the time, and that ended up taking over 10 months!!
It was QUITE an adventure. During the building process we got pregnant, I had some crazy medical issues, and then we had a baby three weeks after moving in! Somewhere in the craziness of this year, we started just trying to survive and we stopped dreaming about business ideas for the future! We moved into the house and then became PARENTS, and so I feel like I’m just now starting to realize that we’re actually LIVING out the dream that we had for so long!!! I’m so thankful!! One by one, we heard a knock on the front door and the most amazing group of our 2016 couples entered our new home! The boys played life-sized Jenga on the front porch and Bocce ball in the front yard. The girls talked about crazy wedding stories and sipped moscow mules on the front porch! It was so much fun.
My favorite part of our time together was getting to be with these “clients-turned-friends” outside of the “work” realm! I could have hung out with them for hours and hours. Emy fixed the most amazing meal and then we headed out to the land for sunset anniversary pictures! I’ve never shot 9 anniversary sessions at once, but it was actually really fun! These KJ couples remembered all of their Four Core poses and so we ROLLED through these shots!! I love them!!!
As the sun dipped below the tree line, we walked back to the house and I saw our couples just hanging out on our front porch and it made me so happy. I’m so thankful to live in the country, where parking isn’t an issue with our neighbors! . . . and I’m thankful for beautiful land to take portraits on, and for couples who want to stay connected to us just as much as we want to stay connected to them!!! What a gift this job is!!! This group of KJ Brides and Grooms are so special to us because I was pregnant at almost ALL of their weddings!!! They were a part of this crazy year with us and we’re so grateful for them!! Enjoy some pictures from our time together!
Ps. To ALL of our past KJ Couples… we’re dreaming up a way to have a MASSIVE KJ Reunion soon!!!! yaaaaay!!!
Homemade cookies from Emy!
Love these amazing KJ Brides!!!!!
David and Sally! They are so sweet and traveled so far to be here!! View their Army Navy Country Club wedding here!
Matt and Kylene! They still know their poses so well! View their Ritz Carlton wedding here!
Eric and Courtney! Just love these two!! View their Mill at Fine Creek Wedding here!
Rob and Heather are expecting their baby in just a few weeks! ah!!! View their King Family Vineyard wedding here!
Jen and Gino! They came all the way from Connecticut! What?! View their Mill at Fine Creek wedding here!
Ashley and Justin! Loving that dress Ash! View their Longwood/Hampden Sydney wedding here!
Justin and Megan! I was pregnant at their wedding and didn’t know it yet!!! View their Big Spring Farm wedding here!
Jessica and Scott! They had a *little* bit of rain on their wedding day and so they deserved these glowy portraits more than anyone! View their Riverside on the Potomac wedding here!
Kyle and Erin! The last time we saw them was in France after their destination wedding!!! View it Here!
It’s hard to believe I’m writing this… my fourth birth story in four years. I’ve given birth in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Just typing that makes me tired….. and so grateful…. unbelievably grateful. These last four years have been the best and hardest of my life. We cherish being parents and welcoming a new baby is hands down the most incredible thing we have ever experienced in our 18 years together. I’m so excited to introduce you to our newest member of our family and tell you the story of how he came into this world!
Whether you’re brand new to business or have been in business for quite a while, this brand new Youtube video is for you! Michael and I, early on in our business, struggled to relinquish tasks to other professionals outside of our business. Really…. It was more of MY STRUGGLE than his.
Welcome to December’s Student Spotlight!! It’s a new month and we have new photographers to celebrate!! I’m so thankful for them and for their willingness to give of their time and share their stories!!!
This shoot was supposed to happen about a month earlier on the exact day that leftover rains from a hurricane swept through Washington. I’m so thankful we rescheduled! Our reschedule date was absolute perfection! The temperature, the glow, the locations…. it was beautiful! Tyler and Abby’s outfit choices were wonderful and the leaves were full of color and still hanging on the trees.
When Michael and I were in our early years of dating, I would go on trips with his family for Thanksgiving and summer trips to West Virginia and I spent time with his cousins! “Bri-Bri” was so little! He’s the youngest of all of the cousins and it’s crazy to think that he’s old enough to be getting MARRIED! He’s actually older than we were when we got married!! We have known Shannon for years and we were THRILLED when we heard that Brian had proposed because we always hoped that would happen!!!
Maybe it’s just me…. but I feel like this fall is FLYING by! It seems like just the other day that I was sharing about three more KJ Students who are doing amazing things in their businesses! Well, this weeks marks the beginning of November and I have three amazing students to introduce you too!!!