There are just some people who make you feel like you’re on top of the world. They believe in you, they trust you and they are your biggest fans. Kaitlin is one of those people in my life. She’s literally my biggest cheerleader (besides my daddy! … and Michael! and Momma!) and she’s been encouraging us for YEARS! The first time I met Kaitlin, she was just beginning to pursue photography and she greeted me with a tight hug and tears. Those greetings haven’t changed… well, there weren’t any tears when we met up in Charleston but she welcomed me with a BIG hug and all smiles!
Kaitlin emailed me about doing an anniversary session and we realized we were going to be in Charleston at the same time!! WHAT! Match made in HEAVEN! Literally… some of these pictures look like heaven! It may not have FELT like heaven (super hot!) but it was SO worth it!!! Michael and I LOVED meeting up with these two and touring around the beautiful and historic city of Charleston last Friday! Their love for one another is beautiful. I told them that I wish that EVERYONE was still in love like they are after two kids and six years of marriage!! It’s beautiful!
Building a business with two little boys from the bottom up is hard work and every time I get the chance to photograph Kaitlin, I’m reminded of how incredible she is. Her hard work is paying off and her business is thriving. I couldn’t be more proud of this KJ Bride/Coaching friend!! We’ve shared so many sweet memories over the last few years and I hope there are many more memories to come!!
Michael and Kaitlin, we love you guys!!! Mike… you know I think you’re awesome for walking around downtown Charleston in LATE JULY just so your wife can have some beautiful photos!!! :) And Kaitlin, I love you girl! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of so many amazing seasons of your life!!! xxoxo
Ohh these colors! I was in heaven!
All I wanted was some moss!! Wish granted!
Kaitlin you’re the cutest!
I’m not going to lie… I’m proud of this! You know how HARD it is to get a cute shot with Rainbow Row without CARS?! Victory!!!
Looking good Mike!
Kaitlin…. just stunning!
AHH! This looks fake! … but I promise, this is someone’s home!
Love this one!
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.