When I knew Carly in college, I never REALLY had a chance to spend tons of time with her one-on-one. We were always in large groups and Carly seemed quieter than all of her other roommates. She has such a gentle and meek personality but since their engagements and now after their wedding day, I have LOVED getting to know her even more! She’s funny, so genuine and a joy to be around! I wished I could have taken portraits of the two of them ALL evening! They were so willing to do anything! Run, step in waist high weeds, step out onto boulders in the spring… they did it all!
Chris and Carly’s wedding was possible because they have amazing friends and family that all joined forces and made sure it was PERFECT! … And it was just that! Everything went so smoothly and I kept saying “Your wedding day is so relaxing!!”. I meant every word! It was perfectly timed and well executed! It was also a PERFECT 72 degrees with sunshine and no humidity! It was amazing!!! Big Spring Farm was the perfect location for their laid back wedding and I’m glad I got to shoot there again!
During the ceremony, Chris and Carly laughed, got a little teary and then vowed to BELONG to one another for life. Their pastor mentioned that there isn’t anyone else until they have children that they “Belong” to. This was so powerful and as he pronounced them husband and wife, they smiled at one another and cheered!!!! They were married!! Time to celebrate!! :)
I LOVE this Rose Gold wedding set!
One of my new FAVORITE detail shots! I had a little fun styling this! :)
This bouquet was just amazing!
Love these girls!
These two shared a first look and have so. many. portraits!!
Loved finding new ways to shoot at Big Spring Farm!
This is Mary Margaret and she’s the creator of this amazing bouquet!! :)
I’ve ALWAYS wanted to shoot with this view in the background!!
Ohhh I love this set of portraits!
Some glowy portraits!!
Back to the party!
Dress Designer | Alfred Angelo
Florist | Backyard Blooms
Venue | Big Spring Farm
Bakery | Fruition Cupcakes
Catering | Chefs Catering
Groomsmen Attire | JcPenney
Invitations | David’s Bridal
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.