I remember when Jennifer was little. She was always the sweetest little girl and that sweetness continued throughout her teenage and now young adult years. She’s always been a care-giver, a baby lover and incredibly kind hearted. I think these amazing traits are a direct result of being raised by wonderful parents. Growing up, TJ & Debbie seemed like family members to Emy, Corey and I. We aren’t related in any way but we did life together…. trips to the river together… mission trips together…. church life together…. those were truly the good ol’ days and I wish we had more of them.
We lost TJ to cancer a few years ago. It was a hard season for everyone. There is nothing that could replace his joy and energy. He was one of a kind and he left an impact on everyone that he came in contact with. As Michael and I walked around with his daughter, Jennifer, and her fiance’ during their engagement session, every time we laughed and joked and had a good time, I thought about TJ. He would have loved how much fun we had together. As much as I wish he was here to see this new season in Jennifer’s life, I know that the greatest way that we can honor a man that was so full of life, is to be present and joyful in the life we have together here on earth. TJ would have wanted that. He loved his church, his family, his community and he adored his little girl.
It’s an honor to be a part of this season with Paul and Jennifer. As we walked around a gorgeous farm in Caroline County, the light was perfect, the cows were mooing in background and the location couldn’t have been more perfect! Give me a willow tree, a dried up soy bean field and a few white silos and I’m a happy girl! I loved getting to know Paul and Freckles (she’s the pup!) during our time together and I can’t wait to show you some of my favorites!!
This session took place just 45 minutes before their welcome dinner the night before their big day! Honestly, we couldn’t have asked for a better outcome!
Our life has been a whirlwind in the best kind of way this summer! Life sure looks a lot different than it did just a few years ago and it’s about to change AGAIN!
If you’ve ever been a member of KJ All Access, you know that it’s been an evolution since the beginning! Over 4 years of wedding content, engagement sessions, family sessions and so much more!
When you’re sorting 5,000+ photos after each wedding, staying organized is a huge priority!
We met Nicole and Matt the day before their wedding day in downtown Chicago. Normally, we prefer to do a full engagement session with our KJ Couples before their big day but that really wasn’t possible due to our schedules and the long distance. Thankfully, meeting the day before was absolutely perfect and it prepared all of us to have a dream wedding day in the Windy City!
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