You’re probably thinking… “Aw, poor Katelyn, she has nothing better to blog about than carbonated water and chapstick?!”. Ha! Well, that’s exactly not true. I’m actually really excited about this post and I have wanted to share some of my good finds for a while! Have you ever found a product and loved it so much that you had to share it with a friend?! My sister and I do that all the time with beauty products! Well here are 4 products that I have come to LOVE recently!! I can’t take any credit finding these items on my own! Now I can’t take credit for finding any of these items!
1. PERRIER LIME SLIMCANS: I’ve been cutting back on Soda…. like really cutting back. If I want to treat myself, instead of having a of having a half pound of cheesecake, I’ll have a diet coke. I miss it that much! But Perrier Lime in the Slimcans somewhat reduces my longing for that carbonated poison! I’ll admit, it’s not a lovely taste… but it’s not awful and I’m growing to love it more and more. The fun part is that it’s just water with carbonation and it doesn’t have aspartame in it!! If you’re trying to kick a soda habit, you’ll either love this or you’ll absolutely hate it! haha I’m leaning more on the “loving it” side thanks to Jill!! She introduced me to these little guys last weekend!
2. MAC LONGWEAR CONCEALER: Jill also told me about Mac Longwear Concealer. I had been using a crappy concealer for years. It was just awful. I knew I wanted something different that looked more natural and this was the perfect switch! I love this stuff! I’m just sad it’s so expensive. :( To me, it’s worth the investment and I have noticed a huge difference in how my concealer holds up!
3. BURTS BEES TINTED LIP BALM: Anyone not a fan of lipstick or sticky gloss?? You will LOVE this! It’s tinted chapstick and it’s awesome! It’s like wearing lipstick only not as intense! My sister introduced me to this and I’m loving it!! They come in all different shades and you can find them at Target, Walmart, CVS, etc.
4. BUNCHOFARMERS STAIN REMOVER STICK: After a recent workshop, I was cleaning up our bedroom and bathroom (where the models get ready) and I noticed that there was a little whoopsie on the bench at the end of our bed. It’s totally my fault because I didn’t cover anything but the carpet! So I called Emily and asked what she recommended I should use to get red lipstick out of fabric and she stopped by with this STICK! It’s magical!!! It worked instantly and it’s all natural! I have no idea how it pulled that deep red from the bench but it did! You can’t even tell!! Amazing!
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.