longer I live in Richmond, VA…. also known as “RVA”… the more I love it! I’ve been shooting a lot of Richmond engagement sessions recently and I have come to find that Richmond has it all. We have hills, water, old architecture, cobblestone streets, murals, etc. The list goes on and on! I’m a lucky photographer to live in a city that I love to photograph! It’s so much fun to shoot close to home and I absolutely loved shooting Mark and Emily’s sessions in Richmond last week because not only do they love Richmond as well, they fell in love here!!
Their first date and start of their relationship really began around the VCU area and more specifically, the cathedral. So naturally, we started there! It was a perfect afternoon. After a weekend of rain and clouds, the skies opened up for us and we had the most beautiful light to work with! Mark and Emily couldn’t be easier to work with. As soon as we started, I knew this was a perfect match and there is nothing more exciting for a wedding photographer than to know you’re working with your ideal clients. These two are just pros in front of the camera and I loved capturing their love for a little while last week! The end of their shoot is extra cute!! Enjoy my favorites!!!!Emily! You’re gorgeous!! Love 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.