I have actually had a day or two of relaxing! When I say relaxing, I mean that I didn’t have any sessions that HAD to be edited and blogged, I didn’t have a paper due within 24 hours and I haven’t had a million meetings to attend! However, I have been chugging away at my […]
I have actually had a day or two of relaxing! When I say relaxing, I mean that I didn’t have any sessions that HAD to be edited and blogged, I didn’t have a paper due within 24 hours and I haven’t had a million meetings to attend! However, I have been chugging away at my to-do lists. I have “to-do’s” that get pushed back and pushed back and pushed back because they just aren’t important enough to make the “immediate” list. One of these “to-do’s” was making new headers for the blog! I found myself playing around with them in Photoshop this morning and I was having so much fun that I totally skipped my Comm Persuasion class! haha Oh, I shouldn’t have admitted that to the Internet because my mother checks the blog on a daily basis!!
Anyway, after making a few headers and starting to design a sample Coffee Table Album I realized just how much I LOVE THIS JOB! And then I realized that this really isn’t a “job” at all! I’m doing what I love! It’s so much fun for me to take my images and design an album or re-design parts of my website! I’m in the process of ordering new packaging materials and I’m convinced that if I had a never-ending supply of money, I would buy every teal ribbon known to man! I love that stuff. I love this “job”! Below is a perfect example of why this isn’t a “job” to me at all. Yes, there is a TON of time and energy involved and I do have moments of stress and frustration. However, I get paid to take pictures of people on one of the happiest days of their lives and I get to celebrate with them! These pics were taken at Ryan and Michelle’s reception by their INSANE DJ! He was probably the most energetic and involved DJ I’ve seen yet! I usually dance to the Cupid Shuffle at least once during the reception and he decided that I should have a picture of it! haha
Again, this is a perfect visual of why I love what I do! Be sure to check out my Shootsac! I use that thing ALL THE TIME and I LOVE IT!
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.