like me, I had big dreams and huge ideas but no way of knowing how to make those ideas come to life. If I wanted gorgeous arrangements as my centerpieces, where do I order vintage birdcages in bulk? And where can I find large quantities of olive green moss…. not FOREST GREEN… Olive green. (I was very specific) I knew what I wanted in my head but it was really hard to find all the right pieces to make it happen. Finding local vendors that have creative vision and a love for trying something new is the BEST way to make awesome ideas happen!
I didn’t know about Shyndigz for my wedding but I did find out about this amazing local bakery in time for the Sugar Shoot! I called, told Nicole my idea, dropped off an image of what I wanted but I also said “You know, have fun with this and make it your own”. (Creative people LOVE it when they hear that phrase!). So Shyndigz took my design and transformed it into an amazing retro styled cake for the workshop and it was just recently featured on the Half Baked Cake Blog last week!
When you’re planning a wedding, it’s so important to find vendors that have a style that matches your own. If you’re a creative bride with funky, fun ideas…. Shyndigz is the place for you! I fell in love with their creativity and their unique style! I’m pumped to work with them in the future and if you’re not a bride and just LOVE sweet things….their cafe is open on Friday and Saturday nights. Yum yum!
Since I love showing off local vendors that I would recommend to ANYONE, I have a quick little interview here for you! Thanks Shyndigz for being a part of this week’s WEDDING WEDNESDAY! I can’t wait to work together in the future…. maybe at a wedding? (hint hint Brides!!!) Be sure to follow Shyndigz on FACEBOOK!
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.