the reason this is a little LATE is because I got side tracked. ALL DAY. This happens quite often. I went downstairs to grab my purse to go to the bank and then out to get the flowers and then I saw my laundry….you should know that this laundry has been in the washing machine for over 24 hours. Gross. I had to re-wash it and after unloading the dryer and making the bed, I realized “Oh, I was supposed to go to the bank like and hour ago!!” That really sums up my whole day. I’m trying to stay on task and this the post up ASAP because there is SO much to be done before Friday! ah!
So, here is a little DIY post about centerpieces and it’s incorporating DOILIES! This is the “DIY Doilie Part 2”! If you missed PART 1, you can view it HERE! These are just simple ways to incorporate doilies into your wedding decor. They are CHEAP and photogenic! So really, it’s a win-win for the bride AND the photographer!
Ok here is a very simple setup: Hydrangeas, vintage glassware (that doesn’t match! oops!), and a patterned table cloth. It’s beautiful, simple and classic. HOWEVER: Warning to brides! If your wedding day is going to HOT… do NOT have hydrangeas sitting outdoors for an extended period of time. Trust me, it’s not pretty. I like to call them the “pretty but wimpy” flowers. They are GORGEOUS and I love them… but they don’t hold up well in the extreme heat!
Ok so now, we’re stepping it up a notch. We added a book for height and a POP of color and then some white accent pieces. This centerpiece just went to a WHOLE different level!! Most brides get overwhelmed at the though of creating something like that. It’s a lot less overwhelming if you look at it in pieces and parts and not as a whole!
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.