the weekend with Zach and Jody Gray planning and dreaming up ideas for an upcoming marriage retreat! (Ohh yea… get excited you married photog couples!! More info on the CONNECT Retreat soon!) Now I’m on the road to a Baltimore eshoot and then heading to Philly to visit my sister for about 24 hours! …Hey, it’s worth it. I’m still at the age where I can enjoy 5 hour road trips to basically share one meal together and then head home the next morning! It’s going to be fun! … Just a little tiring:) So, what’s the point of this blog post? Well, I’m getting there. I love sharing a few little things every now and
then that I LOVE and find really entertaining/helpful! It’s been a WHILE since I’ve posted about some of our “Good Things” and so I thought the time was right for another installment.
Michael and I have dated since we were 15 and 17 years old. Needless to say, we’ve had plenty of time to try out fun date ideas. Even after Broadway plays and trips to museums, we have found that one of FAVORITE date nights is something that doesn’t involved spending ANY money! …. Our favorite thing to do is drive around and find MASSIVE homes!! It’s just fun! We’ve done this for YEARS. As we’ve grown up and technology has improved, we have been able to take our sketchy stalker-ish date nights to a new level!! This is all thanks to the Trulia App!!!
Trulia is an App that allows you to find homes that are near you and for sale. So basically, Michael and I will drive around crazy neighborhoods with this App and find MASSIVE homes and we can see inside photos of the inside of them as we drive past!! Don’t ask me why we love this so much… it’s just intriguing!! It’s SUPER fun to do when we’re in massive cities or California or NYC! The homes are ridiculous in those locations!! So if you’re a smart phone user and need one more App (I’m sure that’s JUST what you need)…. Trulia is a fun one!!!! It’s definitely one of our favorites! So happy Monday and if you’re house hunting or just looking for something to pass the time on road trips, you can thank me later!
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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.