Whenever we’re up near the Bull Run Winery area and we pass the historic battlefields, I think about how much my husband loves history! If you didn’t know, Michael was a history major in college and he knows a few things! My favorite facts he shares…. (well, sometimes I’m embarrassed! :) is his facts about statues. Did you know that the stance of the horse tells how the soldier riding the horse died? Michael never fails to share this fun fact whenever we shoot in a historic location!! Thankfully, Bruce loves History just as much as Michael!!
We LOVED walking about Bull Run Winery with these two, their pups and Britni’s sister! Engagements are when we get to know our couples and really feel comfortable with one another! This was SO natural with Bruce and Britni!! We loved our time with them and their adorable cocker spaniel pups!!! :) We walked around their venue and then made our way out to the battlefields before sunset and it was just perfect!! We chatted about the house building process and wedding plans and so much more. The longer we were with them, the more we felt like we had known them for a long time. We got in the car after the shoot and Michael said “Aw, they’re awesome!” and I agreed! So thankful that we get to work with such amazing people!!
Enjoy getting to know this new KJ couple and get excited because the next time you see them in this setting, they’ll be dressed to the nines and getting MARRIED!!! I can’t WAIT to be a part of their celebration! :)
Oh those faces!!
One of my FAVORITES!
I don’t know if you’ve noticed this about me or not… but I LOVE me some ring shots!
You guys are such pros!
Beautiful you two!!!
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.