We’re in double digits. Double digits. I honestly can’t imagine my life without you. You’re so precious to me. I know I’m your momma but I’m convinced that you’re the sweetest boy on this planet. The way you reach for me when I walk in a room or smile at me from across a room when you realize that I’m close just melts my heart. Your beautiful blue eyes are kind and your bleach blonde hair is beautiful….. surprising, but beautiful. Your daddy and I just said today that you’re complexion almost looks like you’re an icelandic prince!
You’re so unique and so different than we thought you would be. I was envisioning a little boy version of Evy with dark eyes and Olive skin when I was pregnant with you… but God gave me a baby that looks more like me and I’m obsessed with you. Your sister is too. She has been running up to you, touching your face and then saying “Awww… you are the cutest baby I ever seeeen!!!!!” She loves you! She wants you to follow her and play with her constantly. If you’re fussing, she’ll say “Aw I dink he wants me to hold him” and so I’ll hand you to her and if you don’t scream, she’ll say “Aww I tink he yikes me!!”.
I know we’re getting close to the end of nursing. It’s sad to me. Sure, I’m excited for the freedom but I love my connection to you through nursing. I have something so special that I can give you that you can’t get from anyone else. You’re sleeping through the night most nights… but if you get up and I have to nurse you, I don’t mind it one bit… I normally rock you in the dark and try to take it in because I know I won’t be doing this much longer and you won’t need me in this way!
Watching you grow and change is so bittersweet. I’m praying I can remember these simple but so important things about your tenth month of life:
Graham was so unsure of Corey for some reason!!!
Look at that face! He warmed up quickly, I promise!…. But at first, wow. He was NOT feeling it!
Evy’s Third birthday party… with a creepy Elsa!
Ok, my SISTER made this cake from SCRATCH!!!!!! How amazing?!
uhhhh… we put a bounce house in the kitchen and it was a HIT!
She’s literally poking him in the eye! GAH!
That Elsa wig!
“What?! We get a PRESENT on Valentines Day?! ”
Dada surprised us with matching Lily dresses!!!
All the many faces of Evy! …
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.