Our dog probably doesn’t know where “home” is anymore. I joke about that a lot because we’re always on the road and it seems like he’s ALWAYS heading to grandma’s but it’s actually really true…..I don’t know if he knows where he OFFICIALLY lives. The amazing thing is that with Bokeh Boy, it doesn’t matter. He is the most adaptable dog. He went with us to the farm on Tuesday and had the time of his life running around chasing his ball… not a care in the world. That night, he went upstairs and slept with Buddy and Jill instead of with us because he can make anywhere feel like his home.
As cheesy as it sounds… there is a lot to be learned from this smart little pup. We love his company and his companionship and whether we’re on the road, at grandma’s or at the farm…. he’s happy. It’s almost like he lives by the words “Home is wherever I’m with you!”. As long as he’s close to us, he doesn’t care where he is. :)
The last few weeks I have struggled with that thought. It’s a weird feeling to come home to a house that you wish you weren’t in anymore because it’s been on the market for over a month with little activity. The weird thing is that it’s just a war with my mind because I LOVE our house…but I wish it was under contract. I wish there wasn’t still a “for sale” sign in the yard…. but you know what? God’s timing is not my own… His plans are not my plans (even though I would REALLY like for them to be right about now!!) and so we’re learning a lot about patience and we’re learning to TRUST at a whole new level. It’s amazing how much you can grow from not having things go your way. :) It’s actually really good for us!
So as we move forward with the house sale, I continue to remind myself that my HOME isn’t defined simply by the walls of our house, home is wherever I’m with my family. If a 3 year old Bichp0o can figure this out…. so can we! :) Happy Thursday everyone… no matter where you call home, enjoy it today!!
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.