Today we celebrated Daddy’s 20th anniversary at our church! He has pastored Salem Baptist Church since I was 16 months old! Crazy huh! This isn’t a common occurrence for most churches. 20 years is quite a long time for a pastor to serve. However, there is no doubt in any one’s mind that this is where our good God has called Daddy to serve for the last 2 decades. His heart and his passion for loving the Lord’s people was so apparent today as we listened to so many testimony’s from the different lives he has touched.
Today was truly a time of celebration and rejoicing. Praise God for everything he has done! It’s incredible to look back at pictures and videos from 15 years ago and realize just how deeply rooted our friendships are here. We have been SO blessed with our friends and church family.
I am so thankful for the last 20 years. I’m thankful for a beautiful church family, for dear sweet friends that I have known and literally loved my whole life. I’m thankful for a chance to come together and praise God for what He has done and most of all, I am thankful for my daddy. He is a good man. He’s a leader, a servant, a nurturer, a provider, a friend…. and the list could go on and on. But I especially thank him for being a man of integrity. Daddy lives it. He’s the real deal and I am so so lucky to be his daughter and to have his example to learn from. I love him and I am so proud of him. Thank you Jesus for an awesome day and congratulations Daddy!
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.