I told Michael and Kendall that I don’t think I’ve had any other couple enjoy their ENTIRE day as much as the two of them. Oh how I WISH you could have seen them at their reception! These two danced with each other during EVERY song the band played. They’ve got MOVES and they also have so much JOY! Working with Michael and Kendall was such an honor and the funny thing is, after their engagement session, I had at LEAST twenty different friends say “Oh you’re shooting the Twining wedding? I love them!” These two have SO MANY FRIENDS and I think that will be very obvious once you see their bridal party. They are loved by so many!!!!
Their ceremony started with beautiful music, then the music died down and a strong beat started and the music started to build again, little by little… It was time for Kendall to make her debut! This day was one debut after another! First it was their incredible ceremony! (I hope it’s not weird that I sang along with every song!) Then it was arriving at the stunning Dover Hall Estate! What a DREAM venue and it’s right outside of Richmond! (Future RVA brides, take note!) The next debut was the group dance to “Uptown Funk” that catapulted the whole room into 3 hours of non-stop dancing!!!
Michael and Kendall made me blush when they kept telling us how much they loved us but I don’t think they really understood just how OBSESSED we were with them and their day! It was a long day with double the amount of guests and TRIPLE the amount of bridal party members and yet I would shoot their wedding every weekend if I had the opportunity to. It is VERY clear to me why these two had a 28 person bridal party. The new Mr. & Mrs. Twining are two of the most genuine people we’ve ever worked with and I cannot WAIT to share their day with you!!!
These are heirlooms broaches that Kendall wore in her hair!
Wow! Dover Hall’s bridal suite is a dream!
Love these neutral bridesmaids dresses!
Look at all of those girls!!!
Ha! No idea what was happening here…
… But there there is definitely a lot of documentation of it!
It was POURING rain during this shot!
Their entire bridal party laid hands on them and prayed for them after they took communion and I got teary. What a powerful way to begin a marriage than to have your best friends (all 28 of them!) praying for you!
Love Michael’s shot of the kiss!
Kendall don’t hate me for this… I LOVE IT!!
The moment they realized Michael’s twin brother was still crying after the ceremony. The sweetest!!!
Holy BRIDAL PARTY!
Oh Dover Hall I love you!
Dress Store | Bella Rosa Bridal
Florist | The Green Flamingo
Ceremony Venue | St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
Reception Venue | Dover Hall Estate
Coordinator | Hannah Lowman
Hair & Make Up | Glam Squad
Entertainment | Sam Hill Band
Cake | Sweet Fix
Catering | Mosaic Catering & Events
Bridesmaid Dress Store | Magnolia’s Bridal
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.