beautiful day in RVA!!! Bokeh woke up at 5:30am because it was thundering and he thought for sure we had an intruder and boy did he let us know it!! At 5:30 it was sleeting and NASTY outside… at 8am, it was a TOTALLY different story! We have SNOW!!!! AHH!!! I’m not going to ramble on and on because I’m sure I’ll be posting some snow pics sometime! It’s supposed to keep snowing through 11pm tonight! So today we’re announcing new coaching session dates! When we launched the idea of coaching sessions last May, we had no idea what we were getting into! The response was phenomenal and
I have absolutely LOVED getting the opportunity to help individuals set goals, gain confidence and take their business to the next level. Coaching sessions are designed to help photographers grow their businesses by tending to their individual needs. Unlike workshops where I teach a wide array of content for 8+ hours, we talk about THEM and their specific business needs.
After 12 months of coaching, we’re ready to launch some more dates for the spring/summer of 2013! Coaching days are split into two sessions. One photographer meets with me in the morning, then we meet the second photographer for lunch & headshots and then the afternoon is spent with photographer #2 for their coaching session. It’s a blast and not only do you walk away with new industry friends, new headshots and a ton of information…. you are also a part of a community. All of the KJ Coaching photographers are invited to be a part of a Facebook group where they can ask questions, interact and encourage one another as we all work towards growing our businesses. This community is something that I’m so grateful for and I’m excited to see it grow this spring and summer! So here are the dates! :
May 16th & 20th
June 20th & 25th
July 11th & 30th
August 13th & 22nd
** PS. Some dates booked extremely fast… if you’re interested, I would grab your seat now. New dates won’t be added until the fall. **
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.