As soon as they got engaged, Katie stopped by the house and I had a chance to see the ring and I asked her what month they were interested in getting married. I had my fingers crossed because I knew that they didn’t want to wait very long but our fall was already booked! Katie said “I think we want to get married in October!” and my heart sank. October is our BUSIEST month and I knew that we didn’t have a Saturday available. Then Katie mentioned “And we’re thinking of getting married in MAINE…. on a WEDNESDAY!!!!”. What?! This was the BEST news ever!!!!!! We were available!! We quickly started planning to be a part of this special weekday wedding and the closer we got to the date, the more excited we became! Katie and Tyler found a GORGEOUS rustic estate in the mountains of Newry, Maine called, The Glen House!
This house is just amazing!! They invited their immediate families and just a couple of close friends. There were only about 30 people in attendance and the whole day (minus the rain) was EXACTLY how they hoped it would be! Katie and Tyler wanted something different from the normal wedding world. They wanted a small, intimate, stress-free wedding tucked away in the mountains with some of the closest people in their lives and that’s exactly what happened!!
The rain held off just long enough for us to shoot some gorgeous portraits and I was THRILLED!! There’s a historic covered bridge right down the road from the house and it was a DREAM to shoot under! After their first look, Katie and Tyler headed back to the house to exchange gifts. Tyler had no idea what was about to hit him. After Tyler proposed earlier this year, Katie had emailed his FAVORITE guitarist, Trace Bundy, to see if he would be willing to come surprise Tyler and play for their wedding. WHAT?! How amazing is THAT?! Trace agreed!!!! Tyler was beyond shocked and it was so much fun to watch all of this unfold!!
My dad was actually the one who officiate the ceremony and so this was a family affair for us too!! I loved capturing this day for our sweet family friends. I can’t believe Katie Beale is now Katie GIBSON! I’ve watched this amazing girl grow up and I’ve always been so impressed by her servant’s heart, her maturity and her love for the Lord. I doesn’t surprise me at all that she found an equally awesome guy. Tyler is easily one of the sweetest, most genuine guys I’ve ever met and as I watched these two say their vows, I couldn’t help but get a little teary! God is so so faithful!! This day was incredible in so many ways and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you!!! ENJOY this beautiful destination wedding in New England!!!
Ps. LOVED making this trip with our friends Tyler and Ashley! I can’t WAIT for the film!!!!!
This bow was her “something blue”!! How gorgeous?! Love these cards for her sisters!!!! GAH!! What?! Amazing!! I don’t think I’ve seen so many laughs and giggles while getting into a wedding dress! Looking. GOOD. I can’t take credit for this! This was all Michael! I’d say she was excited!! Katie you’re stunning! The sweetest first look!!! I could have stayed on this bridge all day! What a dream!!! LOVE this!!! Time for gifts! Katie has been writing letters to Tyler in this journal since their first DATE! This is where Tyler sees an RSVP card to the wedding from his FAVORITE Musician!!! (See Trace creeping in the background?!) SURPRISE!!!!!!!! He was shocked!!! Some family formals! ALL of the Beale kids!! My sweet daddy! Jan don’t kill me… I just LOVE this picture of you two! haha Christmas Card!! This picture was a total accident! haha Frank looks like their body guard!! Waiting for the ceremony! I love this. The two men that love her the most:) MARRIED!! A few minutes alone:) They had the most AMAZING hot chocolate! With homemade vanilla bean marshmellows! After dinner, Trace played a little concert for eveyrone and it was awesome! This was also about the time that you may have heard that my hair caught on fire… but that’s not important. I’d be ok if we just forgot that happened all together! ha! Then Tyler played…. And his wife was so proud! Love this! Ceremony | The Glen House Reception | The Glen House Florists | Pooh Corner Farm Videographer | Herrinton Weddings Coordinator | Anna Burke Events Hair & Makeup | Bonitas Salon Invitations | Shannon Joy Paperie Catering | Gourmet in a Pinch Wedding Dress | Custom Designed by Bespoken by Stepha O’brien
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.