been told that we’re obsessed with our dog… and I would have to agree that those accusations are true. We love him. He bring so much JOY into our lives everyday and he’s really more than anything we ever hoped for in a puppy!! Smart, obedient, non-shedding, adorable and photogenic. :) He is all of those things! His modeling skills can actually come across as being a little creepy because he has a very “human-like” smile when he’s happy! Speaking of being happy, Bokeh boy was THRILLED when brought him with us on our 4th of July camping trip!!
He LOVED it! He had never experienced a James Family camping experience and so we were a little concerned because Bokeh loves to growl under his breath at anything that he views as inferior. He also huffs under his breath when he sees another dog in the distance or hears a strange sound! This worried us because guess what campgrounds are FULL of?! Dogs & weird sounds. Much to our surprise, he did great!!! He was on extra awesome behavior for his first camping trip in the camper!! We have been camping since we were little and so it was about time that Bokeh Boy joined us for a trip! I LOVED getting away and relaxing with the family for a day in a half at the river last week before our double header. Camping (motorhome style) is something that Michael and I want to be able to do with our own family one day. We love getting away and having a piece of home with us when we travel!! We went down to the river for the weekend of the 4th but because Hurricane Arthur had just blown through, the water was ROUGH!!! So the nice camera didn’t make it out on the boat but here are some shots from Bokeh’s first campground experience!! :)The setup! I think my father has gone through a dozen different RVs in my lifetime! Right now he has a travel tailor that is a toy hauler for their motorcycles. Poor lucky… she’s my parent’s springer and she’s older. He has to deal with Bokeh’s energy constantly and she’s so sweet about it! This describes their relationship perfectly. haha Bokeh did get in a little trouble with one barking spell and he had to sit up on the bunk bed for a while. Boat time!!! He’s one happy pup when he’s with his family!
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.