Evan + Rachael | Engaged

Classic Georgetown Engagement Session on the Waterfront

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Rachael booked with us but she lived in LA and despite our best efforts, our paths didn’t cross on the West Coast for their engagement session. I’m secretly hoping we do a little anniversary shoot for them over there one day because I just love these two! Rachael and I totally pouted saying goodbye at the end of their wedding. It’s sad! I spent a lot of time with these two last week and I just love their personalities, their families and their relationship. I think because I hung out with them on Thursday and then spent the whole wedding with them on Saturday, it made saying goodbye a bit harder.

I’m not sure when I’ll see these two again but at least I have hundreds of images to remember them by! I seriously cannot believe how amazing they were during their engagement session. It was HOT, people! REALLY hot. Humidity was at around 100% and the air was think. These two are used to 75 degrees and dry air.

Despite the heat, sweat and stickiness, they had amazing attitudes. I left their engagement session SO looking forward to their wedding day 3 days later! Their wedding was even more amazing than their engagement session and you can view it HERE!! It was such an honor to be a part of this season of their life!! Enjoy seeing Evan and Rachael one more time!!

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You know you’re photogenic if you can twist around for split second and look like this automatically!

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Whoever lives here, we love your porch:)

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Rachael you’re the best!

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Love. love. love! Probably my favorite image of them!!

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No idea what happened here! ha! But it was evidently hilarious and gives you a great picture of how much fun these two are!

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To view their WEDDING click, HERE!

To view our other recent engagement sessions click HERE!

Thanks for reading!

— Katelyn

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This session is beautiful… if I do say so myself! It’s colorful, it’s vibrant, it’s full of joy and it’s also LONG! It’s a lengthy post because I just had so many favorites and I absolutely loved my time with these two last week! Paige, like a lot of our brides, is a photographer herself! She’s talented, full of life, energetic and creative. I felt the pressure to take this location that she knows well and make it look fresh and knew to her!! Nikhil is an audio engineer for Apple (which we think is fascinating!) and despite hardly ever wearing a suit, he wore one for Paige and made all of her outfit dreams come true!


I’m so excited to share this final 2020 Wedding with you all!! It’s a special one! We photographed this beautiful wedding day on our own 10 year anniversary! Ten years ago on this day, we were celebrating in my parent’s backyard under a massive white tent too! This was my brother-in-law’s baby sister’s wedding day and celebrating with the Malizia family was such a treat! They are a family MADE for weddings!


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I’m so excited to share another addition of Student Spotlights from our KJ Education community! It’s so funny to us, but quite often, we find that our friends who know us in everyday life but aren’t in our industry really have no clue what we do! They think we shoot 10 weddings a year and that’s the extent of our work these days but oh… that couldn’t be further from the truth!


When we first decide if we’re a good fit with our potential KJ Couples, we’re looking for a few things…. one of those things is that this couple keeps joyful! We’ve found over the years that couples what take themselves super seriously aren’t always the best fit for us! We love it when couples let their guard down and allow us to get to know them during their engagement session.


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For some photographers, bridal details seem like a fun part of the wedding day… but for many others, it’s stressful. It’s the part of the day that throws them off, makes them wonder if they’re actually artistic and leaves them feeling flustered and panicked because they never get everything done in the time they have allotted for detail shooting. In my opinion, this is a REALLY tough way to start a wedding day.

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