So after 6 years and almost 3 months of dating, one starts to run out of ideas of unique, original gifts around Christmas time. Well, maybe not everyone. Michael has always been good at the gift/surprise department. However, I may be somewhat creative, but when it comes to thinking of new, fun, exciting gifts….I have no idea. There was one year where I seriously painted/framed something for Michael every time it was a “gift giving” occasion. Needless to say, he got a little tired of receiving all of my little craft projects! So this year, before I even had to begin contemplating gift ideas for him, he said he had an idea.
Once again, he came up with an awesome gift that we decided to give each other! We spent the day in NYC! This wasn’t just a day of ordinary sight seeing, we had plans! Not only did we get tickets to see the FABULOUS broadway musical “Wicked”, he made dinner reservations at an awesome japanese steakhouse and surprised me with a tour of the “Museum of Modern Art”. We felt quite cultured after the day was over!
We had a great time. I’m really shocked that one, Michael didn’t lose patience as I lagged behind snapping pictures of every in sight and two, that I didn’t get hit by a cab while snapping pictures of everything in sight! I’m not used to fast paced traffic. Taxi drivers don’t stop for a girl in the middle of an intersection who just wants one more pic of Rockfeller Center! I am definitely not made for city life but it was so much fun for a day! Take a look at some of my favorites from the day!
Ok, I’m not a huge modern art fan and Michael and I were both a little skeptical about what we would find. However, besides a few strange exhibits, it was awesome! We got to see some classics like Andy Warhol, Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso…it was neat. Michael and I both suffered through art history class but as we walked around, we began to notice and recall a lot of what we had studied! I did learn something after all! So while some of these pieces may seem strange, they’re a big deal!
Wicked was incredible! I would totally pay to go see it again tomorrow! and then the next day! It’s just THAT good! Wow. If you have never had the oppurtunity to see a broadway play, this is the one!
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.