I feel like this all happened so fast! One minute I’m getting to hug these two in real life at our LIVE event that we hosted for our Business Collection students in December and the next, we’re booked to shoot their destination wedding and I’m hopping on a plane to Florida to take their engagement photos! How exciting! Jack and Haleigh are the sweetest couple that we connected with during our year-long Business Journey experience that we hosted for over 600 photographers! Haleigh was one of our students who didn’t just watch the course content but she dove in and gave it her all.
The results of her hard work are a growing, thriving business and I couldn’t be more proud!! I actually had a chance to Facetime with her to hear about her success in the fall of 2019 and this is when I first encountered her sweet, calming and kind personality. She shared with me not only her business success but also her personal story. Her amazing father has been battling cancer and the changes she’s made in her business are allowing her to be there for him in way she wasn’t able to before. She’s one of her father’s main caregivers and her deep love for him evident within just a few minutes of talking with her.
When she emailed me letting me know that she was engaged and that they were planning an epic destination wedding, my first thought was about her dad. No matter how he’s feeling when her wedding day arrives, capturing them together is going to be one of the greatest honors for me! I’m so humbled that I get to fill that role.
This shoot couldn’t have been more perfect. I’m bummed we didn’t get to film it for KJ ALL ACCESS because it was in conjunction with a family vacation and we would have had to have brought BOTH kids (yikes!)…. but I AM thrilled with final images! They are even better than I thought they would be when I glanced at them on the back of my camera and I cannot WAIT to share them!
Jack and Haleigh, thank you for doing a ridiculous amount of walking, nuzzling, and following my many instructions! Thank you for not judging me when I squealed like a small child when the glow was just right! When you scroll to the bottom, you’ll see why I couldn’t contain my excitement! Enjoy my favorites and I can’t wait for this summer to get here!!!
There has never been a year quite like 2020. It started off so normal, so simple and so carefree. Then, March/April hit and it felt like everything was turned upside down!
Another month. I had forgotten just how fast it goes when they are this tiny. One minute they are in 0-3 month clothes and the next you’re unpacking 6month options!
How is it MARCH already in 2021?! This year is flying by and we’re getting closer and closer to the beginning of wedding season! At least we are here in Virginia! It’s my honor to get to introduce you to some of our KJ Students who are doing the hard work of educating themselves and growing their businesses! My hope is that their stories and advice will be an encouragement to anyone wanting to grow and feel confident before wedding season picks up!
Welcome to a brand new installment of KJ Student Spotlight!! It’s always a good day on the blog when we get to introduce you to some of our students and share their wins and advice!!! These three students have taken courses, watched Youtube episodes, are KJ All Access members, use our templates and have invested in themselves time and time again in order to grow their businesses! They deserve this recognition!!!
Here it is! Post one of twelve! I’m committing, once again, to blogging my favorite images each month of Everett’s first year and I’m excited about it because I know from past experience that this is truly the BEST motivation and accountability to stay on top of family editing!!
It’s hard to believe I’m writing this… my fourth birth story in four years. I’ve given birth in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Just typing that makes me tired….. and so grateful…. unbelievably grateful. These last four years have been the best and hardest of my life. We cherish being parents and welcoming a new baby is hands down the most incredible thing we have ever experienced in our 18 years together. I’m so excited to introduce you to our newest member of our family and tell you the story of how he came into this world!