You would think that I would get tired of shooting in Old Town Alexandria. Sometimes when you shoot in the same place you feel like you can’t be creative or create unique images but this is NOT the case in Alexandria! This quaint town is full of so many alleyways, old homes and perfect door frames! James and Maggie showed up ready to explore and that’s exactly what we did! We met on King Street and then headed to the residential streets to start the shoot!
I always start our sessions with our four core poses and this was a breeze for James and Maggie! They are pros at making each other laugh and so from the very beginning, I knew it was going to be a great shoot! We had the streets to ourselves and I could have kept them outside shooting for hours and hours. There are so many amazing doors that were calling my name!! :)
James and Maggie are one of our FIRST weddings in 2016 and so you won’t have to wait very long until you see them again! And guess what! They’re getting married at PIPPIN HILL! We loved meeting them this past week and we can’t wait until it’s WEDDING TIME! James and Maggie actually got to meet Bokeh Boy briefly and I loved showing off our little fur-baby!! It was a fun evening in Old Town and I can’t wait for you to see their second outfit because it PERFECTLY coordinated with the ivy alley that I’m obsessed with!
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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.