This place will forever hold a special place in my heart. Not just because some of our best friends live on this gorgeous property, but because my sister got married here! Big Spring Farm has become a household name within the course of this past year and we were SO excited to shoot ANOTHER wedding there this past weekend! Chris and Sarah are friends of ours from back home. Sarah interned with our church’s youth group when Michael was on staff at our church and so we became very close during the summer of 2011! We met up for lunch and coffee every now and then and I heard about school and friends and eventually… this boy named Chris. Sarah met up with me one afternoon and shared that she was dating this guy and something was so different about him. Fast forward a few months and she told me that he may just be THE ONE!! Well, she was right!! The more I heard about Chris and his love for her, the more I loved their relationship.
She was so happy… happier than I had ever seen her. After they were engaged and started planning the big day, Sarah asked me if I knew of any “Barn-like” venues! She was in luck because that was just about the time that Big Spring Farm was ready to open for business! We met them in Lexington so that they could have a site visit and then we shot their engagement session there!! I was THRILLED when they decided that this little piece of paradise needed to be their wedding venue! I have been dreaming about their day and the portraits we would take ever since… and let me just say this… Big Spring didn’t disappoint. From the boulders peaking out of the spring to the rolling hills and tall wheat grass, it was a DREAM for any photographer!! However, the best part about Chris and Sarah’s wedding day was that as beautiful as they were and as gorgeous as their photos turned out, their ceremony was the most amazing part of their day.
Chris and Sarah love the Lord and they love each other. So as a symbol of how they want to follow Christ’s example in their new marriage, they decided to wash each other’s feet during their ceremony. Jesus washed the disciple’s feet to show them that he wanted to lead them by serving them. That’s such an oxymoron in today’s culture and yet it’s a brilliant concept. The most successful examples of marriage in our life are healthy because the husband leads by serving and the wife loves by serving. So as I watched Chris and Sarah share in this beautiful part of their ceremony, I couldn’t help but get excited for their new marriage. They are going to thrive as newlyweds and I can’t wait to see all that God does through their new life together. Michael and I are learning over and over again that two are better than one. I’m so much more with him by my side and I’m so excited for Chris and Sarah to experience what that is like!! :)
Ok, I’ve rambled long enough! Enjoy this gorgeous farm wedding and I’m just warning you now, this may be a new favorite!!
I loved Sarah’s dress!! AND I loved her rose gold wedding band! So fun! This is becoming a signature shot at Big Spring! :) Such fun Bridesmaids gifts!
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.