This is the month that Graham decided that he wasn’t happy to just be sitting. It was frustrating to him watch Harper move and crawl and get wherever she wanted to go. He would sit and flap his arms up and down as hard as he could almost as if he was trying to fly. Poo guy! It’s tough being the youngest out of the whole crew! Graham’s 7th month included a big trip out to Arizona. His Aunt Emy went with us because this conference is where we get to see so many of our students and I need to be as present as possible while we’re there. It was such a gift to have Emy there! I didn’t document that trip on my DSLR but I did make sure that there are plenty of iPhone memories in the family Chatbooks!
Graham’s 7th month was from October 23rd until November 23rd so technically, the Halloween pics in my past post were supposed to be included in THIS post but you know what, it’s hard to keep the exact dates straight! ha! I’m hoping if we have a third baby here on earth, he/she will be born on the 1st of a month so that it’s easy to keep their monthly posts straight!!! Wishful thinking, right?!
I think one of my favorite things about this month with Graham has been watching him become so interactive not only with us but with other babies. At the United conference in AZ, he was constantly trying to touch Mason Olmstead and it was so cute! They’re bound to be buddies! I love hearing his cackle of a laugh and seeing how excited he gets when Evy gets close to him. He loves her and it makes my heart so happy.
Here are some key memories I want to remember from this month! :
Graham and his scrunch face!
Evy loved hiding from Uncle Corey in the bushes!
We love Mimi and Grandaddy so much!
Thanksgiving at Grammie and Paw’s house!
She loved this!
And she loved this too! You should hear the songs she “plays”!
Some of my favorite moments are evenings at home with the kids…..
Favorite from this month!
The best Dada!
Real life: Photographing a toddler
My family constantly reminds me of when I was worried she didn’t have any personality. ha!
What a little cutie!
He was obsessed with his tongue this day!
Oh hey cutie! “I didn’t do it, I swear!”
This session is beautiful… if I do say so myself! It’s colorful, it’s vibrant, it’s full of joy and it’s also LONG! It’s a lengthy post because I just had so many favorites and I absolutely loved my time with these two last week! Paige, like a lot of our brides, is a photographer herself! She’s talented, full of life, energetic and creative. I felt the pressure to take this location that she knows well and make it look fresh and knew to her!! Nikhil is an audio engineer for Apple (which we think is fascinating!) and despite hardly ever wearing a suit, he wore one for Paige and made all of her outfit dreams come true!
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.