little nervous before an engagement session. I’m just being honest! It needs to be fun and relaxed and enjoyable for the couple….. but I always have to get some “money shots”. (If you’re new the to blog, a “Money Shot” is defined as: A shot that AWESOME, blog-worthy and worth big bucks!!) So the pressure is on when I’m photographing an e-session but I love it. I really do. Kelsey and Dan are an incredible couple and I had heard that from mutual friends but after spending an evening with them, I got to experience their awesome-ness for myself! I love these two and I secretly wish I didn’t have to wait all summer for their wedding!
You just wait until you see these images… Kels is going to be a STUNNING bride. I’m SO excited I could squeal! I met Kelsey when I was visiting my best friend Caroline a few years ago at Tech. We were only freshmen and I remember thinking…. “Oh she’s beautiful” after being introduced. Little did I know that I was going to start a wedding photography business and I would be shooting her WEDDING!!! Lucky me! And I had also heard recently, through the grapevine that Dan was equally as awesome as Kelsey AND that he was a character. Well, I love characters, I will take a groom with a personality ANY day! It makes my job so easy when I am working with a guy that can make his girl laugh constantly! Dan it was SUCH a pleasure to meet you finally!!!
Well, I know you’re wanting to see the images but I just have to explain this location. I discovered this area during Isaac and Kristin’s Wedding last April and after shooting my PROMO VIDEO in this area, I knew I HAD to use it for an engagement session! So we scheduled this shoot a few months ago and I’ve been excited about it ever since! Kelsey and Dan, you are so much fun! I’d go exploring sketchy areas of richmond with you all day long! Thanks for being awesome and letting me shoot an hour longer than planned…. sometimes I just can’t stop!!!! xoxo
Seriously? These were some of the first shots…. ummm… I knew this was going to be a great shoot. So natural… I love it! ah! Ya’ll are getting married!!!!! (I think they’re excited about it…. just a little bit:)
Love the variety of this session!
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.