We had to cancel their engagement session the first time because it was going to storm. So last week Michael and I drove up to Alexandria to meet up with Jason and Linsey and it was about to storm AGAIN!! What?! The clouds were dark gray and the wind was starting to blow harder. “Great!” I thought. We HAVE to make this happen but this is looking bad! Well, we headed downtown and the storm passed just in time and we were in the clear.
Well, we were wrong. We had a perfect hour of “glow” and then the clouds started to move in again. Thankfully Jason, Linsey, Riley (their sweet 12 year old pup!) and Linsey’s mom were willing to take a risk and still shoot with the ominous clouds forming overhead. We made it to one of their favorite spots in Old Town just in time. This location is hidden and I had no idea it existed! I have shot so many engagement sessions in Alexandria and not once have I seen this point!! I loved having a new space to shoot!
Jason and Linsey were quick to catch on to the poses and they trusted me even when I’m sure certain poses felt awkward. They always do! The first 20 minutes take some getting used to but after that, everyone becomes a pro! Jason and Linsey weren’t any different. They were so good that even though we walked for a good 20 minutes and then the storm cut our shooting time a bit short, they still have SO many portraits!! (That’s because of their great posing skills!)
So besides the tornado warning that creeped up on us, this shoot was perfect and I can’t wait to show you my favorites! Jason, Linsey and Riley are one cute family and I’m so thankful that we got to meet them before their big day! The are going to have such a beautiful wedding!!! Enjoy!
This is a favorite!!!!
Oh I’m so glad we had a little “glow”!! It was amazing while it lasted!
Now THIS is amazing! Such a gorgeous ring!
The sweetest! See why I’m excited for the WEDDING?! :)
So calm! What you can’t see are the dark clouds rolling in! So glad we got to shoot these!
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.