at CNU because we sang on Worship Team together for Intervarsity! Gosh that seems like another world! We’ve been out in the real world for quite some time and it’s hard to believe that it has been almost 5 years since that season of our life!! Lauren was always the loyal, dependable member of worship team that was always on time!! I remember having conversations about her wedding way back then. At the time, I had just started my business! I wasn’t even that GOOD yet and still Lauren insisted that one day, I would photograph her wedding! Well, that time has come!!!
It’s so exciting to see college friends meet their soul mate! Mike is the sweetest guy with such a genuine, welcoming personality! I couldn’t be more excited for Lauren!! She hit the jackpot and so did he! :) We met these two on Carter’s Mountain in Charlottesville, VA and it was gorgeous! The storm clouds were off in the distance and we didn’t think twice about them. Thankfully, both of us arrived to the location 30 minutes early and we started shooting! Those 30 minutes turned out to be invaluable!!! The sprinkles started and at first, we thought it was just going to blow over! ….. But then the monsoon came! We got creative and took cover at a little tavern down the road and because these two are ridiculously awesome, they still had a super fun shoot!!!! I don’t know what it is about our weather recently but it has been SO unpredictable! Thankfully Michael and Lauren were good sports and trusted me and my crazy ideas!!! It paid off!! Enjoy some of my FAVORITES and get excited for their CNU wedding next year!! YAY!!It was windy!! But I love this!! One of my favorites!! Yep…. I love you guys. This is awesome…. not even sure what was so hilarious but I don’t care! It made for a cute picture!! Her ring paired with these apples?! So gorgeous! They are such naturals!! AND they matched the apples!!! Another favorite! Lauren you’re stunning! Yep, these were taken in the RAIN! Who knew?! Love this smile!! Now it looks like it’s sunny… but that’s actually a street lamp! :) So beautiful Lauren!! Thank goodness for big southern porches!!!! :)
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.