in college, I remember my roommate Britney being really REALLY excited that her baby sister Kathryn would be coming to CNU! She was excited for Kathryn to meet amazing people and fall in love with the campus as much as she did. As time went on, I distinctly remember the first time I heard about Kathryn and Hector. Britney was talking with all of us at “house time” one night and mentioned “I think Kathryn really likes Hector.” Being college girls we all said “awwwww…” but I looking back now, that was such a big season of their life.
I love that we saw this amazing relationship begin to take shape from a distance during our college years and I couldn’t be more excited for these two!!! I always knew they were awesome… I mean come on, anyone in the Fitzgerald family is awesome:) But I really LOVED getting to hear about life in DC right now and what they’re dreaming about in the future. Kathryn and Hector make an incredible team and I’m so excited to see how much God can accomplish with their marriage! The world needs more people like these two!!
So on a funnier note, you have to realize something about the Fitzgerald family, Toney and Bob (Kathryn’s parents) LOVE pictures of all kinds! They probably love taking pictures because they have three gorgeous girls that make it really easy to get great shots. However, because of their great love for photography, I caught myself thinking while I was shooting, “Oh man, this needs to be super sharp because it may end up being blown up and framed in the Fitzgerald living room!!” ha! I know pictures means so much to this sweet family and so it is SUCH an honor to be the one who gets to capture this season of their life!! The wedding is going to be a BLAST!! I hate that it’s so far away!! :)
Kathryn and Hector, we love you guys!! We loved our time with you and we’re so excited for you to experience the joy of being married and becoming an official TEAM!! You are going to accomplish so much together!! Enjoy my favorites!!!
Ps. Thanks Fitzgerald family for dinner!!! We loved our double date after the shoot!!Oh Kathryn your smile is killer! So beautiful! And I almost got hit by a car for this shot… but I’d say it was worth the risk :) You guys make this EASY! A favorite for sure!! Love Georgetown homes! Another favorite! And then we were going to change outfits… but the light looked like THIS! …. and I couldn’t miss a “glowy” light opportunity! One beautiful couple! Hector don’t hate me for posting this! ha! I just love it!! I have no idea what we were laughing at but it makes me smile:) Love these colors!!
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.