Courtney emailed me and shared that she was getting married at the gorgeous Pippin Hill, but that because she lived in Florida, she hadn’t been there to see it in real life yet! I told her that she was in for a treat!! Pippin Hill is one of our favorite Charlottesville venues and we are so excited to be a part of their wedding there next year!
Cameron and Courtney made the LONG trek from Florida this past weekend to get a lot of wedding tasks accomplished AND do their engagement session! The timing couldn’t have been more perfect because they out ran the hurricane for the most part and they made it up for their session before the rain hit Virginia!! We had the best time getting to know these two. They have a beautiful 14 month old daughter and it was so fun to talk to them about what their first year as parents felt like!! We can’t wait to meet her!
As we walked around downtown Alexandria looking for cute spots and good light, we talked about everything from the fact that Cameron’s truck wouldn’t fit in ANY of Old Town’s parking garages to wedding plans and how they met. They arrived feeling nervous (like almost all couples do!) and we quickly showed them that they had hidden posing skills that they had never used before! Cameron and Courtney were awesome! Now I just wish we didn’t have to wait so long to see them again!!!
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!
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.