Wow. That’s about all that I can muster up right now. Maybe it’s because I’m exhausted, maybe it’s because I don’t have a voice left or maybe it’s because yesterday’s COME TOGETHER event absolutely BLEW US AWAY! We can’t believe the amount of energy and excitement that filled the room last night! Over 130 creatives came together to experience a once in a life time educational event with us and Jordan and Amy!
We don’t know if we’ll ever have the chance do this again but let me say this, the response that we are receiving this morning through instagram, emails and texts is overwhelming! …. In a good way! For many, this was their FIRST educational event to attend, EVER! For others, they say they learned more in 4 hours than they have learned in 4 conferences combined! We loved this event because it was a chance for SO many to experience a piece of both of our educational experiences in ONE NIGHT in the SAME PLACE! The excitement was contagious and the amount of hugs I gave in one night broke a new record I think!
So the EXCITING NEWS is that we have a SURPRISE for you! We received so many emails and messages about how much people wanted to come but they just couldn’t make it out here. Some couldn’t come because of childcare… some couldn’t come because of the distance… and some couldn’t come because the timing just didn’t align with their schedules. For all of those that wished that they could have learned from us in those 4 hours last night, you won’t miss out! …. Like I said, we have a SURPRISE for you!!!!!!
We didn’t just record it to get you a snippet of what it was like, we recorded the entirety of BOTH talks!! And they are going to be available for ANYONE and EVERYONE on Sunday evening via our newsletter and A&J’s newsletter!! You just have to be signed up for ONE and you’ll get the link to access COME TOGETHER LIVE sent right to your inbox! It’s important to signup for the newsletter because the FIRST 99 will be able to experience the COME TOGETHER event for only $99! Our email list is growing rapidly these days and so we aren’t sure how long those 99 spots will last so if you’re ready to get your socks knocked off, grab it as soon as you see it enter your inbox!! This purchase is affordable but the content is MASSIVE! We’re talking 2 TWO-HOUR TALKS! You’re going to need to block off a good chunk of time to watch these through!!
We’re so excited about this because it means that the amazing time that we had last night is now ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL!!!! So if you’re interested in this and you’re NOT on our newsletter list, be sure to SIGN UP HERE so that you don’t miss the $50 discount!!! (Ps. If you’re new to our list, you’ll be getting a free EBOOK as a “Welcome” gift when you signup!! Enjoy!)
If you’re a little unsure about what this is all about, all you need to do is view the COME TOGETHER HASHTAG and we’ll let the attendees do the talking! :) Reading through this hashtag just blows me away every time! So get excited and MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Sunday at 12pm EST when COME TOGETHER LIVE is released and the first 99 will receive the whole event for $99!
And last but not least, we have to thanks some people who were our saving grace!!! Michael really is the reason this whole event happened! He planned it all and we are so thankful for his administrative gifts!!!!! Bobbi (my mother-in-law), Annamarie (sweet friend of ours, past KJ Bride and incredible photog!!), Corey (my brother) and The Herrinton’s ALL made this a possibility and we’re beyond grateful for each one of them!!
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.