The most beautiful thing about a wedding day for me is seeing a couple realize that they just started a brand new chapter of their life TOGETHER! David and Alyson’s anticipation for the moment when they were introduced as husband and wife made my heart so happy. These two are so in love and so joyful when they are around each other. Their pastor explained that these two are the type of couple that enhance other people’s lives by just being in them!! Michael and I call those “life-giving” couples. What a beautiful gift it is to have a relationship that points people back to God in so many ways.
As Alyson walked down the aisle, David shook his head ever so slightly… almost like he couldn’t believe that he was about to marry this gorgeous girl. Alyson was a flawless bride. She was so stunning that I had a hard time stopping portrait time because she’s so photogenic!! Their ceremony was moving. The music, the vows and communion all pointed towards God’s love for us and the blessing that marriage is. Whenever a ceremony leaves me feeling extra thankful for my own marriage and my relationship with Michael, you know it was a good one!! :)
It was truly an honor to be a part of not only David and Alyson’s wedding but also this season of their life. I told Alyson that even though they are moving to Boston for David to attend Harvard, I hope we can stay in touch. I can’t wait to see all that God has in store for their marriage and life together!! Enjoy this incredible Country Club of Virginia wedding that took place right here in Richmond! I may be biased, but I think we have gorgeous venues here in RVA!
In LOVE with these Kate Spades!
Oh Allie, you are STUNNING!
Her MOH (and sister in law’s) first look! Couldn’t have been sweeter!
And they’re MARRIED!!!
Oh how I love these!!!
The glow was heavenly during these!
I don’t know why… but I especially loved styling this little detail shot! Isn’t it cute!?
Dress Store | Modern Trousseau
Florist | Flowers by Natalie
Ceremony Venue | Reveille United Methodist Church
Reception Venue | The Country Club of Virginia
Make Up Artist | Brideface Richmond
Band | Big Ray and the Kool Kats
Videographer | Josh Gooden
Cake | Sweet Fix
Catering | The Country Club of Virginia
Bridesmaid Dresses | Bella Bridesmaids
Groom Attire | Ralph Lauren
Groomsmen Attire | The Black Tux
Invitation Designer | By Invitation Only
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!
Well, I realize this isn’t normal for KJ! I don’t shoot portraits these days but this session was my first non-wedding shoot with my new Canon R6 and I’m obsessed with how these images turned out! It was the most perfect evening for this early fall shoot and the light was incredible!
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.
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.
Oh, this wedding day!! What a beautiful Texan dream! I met Melanie when she attended one of our workshops years ago in our home. She had the sweetest spirit and such a kindness about her. I remember loving how she made personal marketing her own and did headshots in a pile of Skinny Pop!! I loved her creativity and her ability to envision what she wanted in her brand.