We have been planning this for what seems like a YEAR! It may actually be close to a year. Christy knew the she wanted anniversary portraits and so last week, in the humidity of late June, we made it happen and these two couldn’t have been more amazing! They live all over the place. I’m serious. I think they mentioned having close to 15 flights back and forth from California to the East Coast in the next few months. That’s just CRAZY!! But you know what? They are making it work.
I think relationships that can grow and thrive in the midst of stressful seasons are the strongest. These two would love to settle down and know that they are going to be in one place for years and years but that’s not what life looks like yet. And that’s ok! They have embraced the crazy and they are making the most of it! Christy’s enthusiasm for her job and and her clients is just amazing. I knew I loved her from the moment she walked into our workshop. Her sweet smile and genuinely positive attitude towards everything makes it impossible not to love her!!
It was an HONOR to be the one who got to capture this season of their marriage! After being together for close to ten years, their love deserved to be celebrated and that’s exactly what we did! Despite the humidity, we walked around the historic Tuckahoe Plantation. Michael read all about the history of the place (that’s his History major side coming out!) and it’s really amazing to think that we get to shoot in such historically epic locations in Virginia!!! I love this sweet session and I hope you do too!!
Styling | Elizabeth Anne Styling
Bridal Salon | Lovely Bride, DC
Florist | Floral and Bloom Designs
Ribbon | Frou Frou Chic
Hair Salon | Jewel Hair Design
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.