I have heard that receiving a newly printed album is very similar to Christmas morning. Other photographers have blogged about the extreme excitement they experience when opening one for the first time. Knowing this, when my package came to the mailroom, as soon as I saw “Leather Craftsmen” printed on the side of the box, […]
I have heard that receiving a newly printed album is very similar to Christmas morning. Other photographers have blogged about the extreme excitement they experience when opening one for the first time. Knowing this, when my package came to the mailroom, as soon as I saw “Leather Craftsmen” printed on the side of the box, I RIPPED it open. I didn’t waste any time. The sweet girls that work the mailroom have come to expect this. It’s not uncommon for me to hold up the entire line as I over-enthusiastically tear into my mail right then and there. So as soon as this package was handed to me, the young girl handed me a pair of scissors, fully expecting me to started tearing into it and send bubble wrap flying. I did just that. I couldn’t wait to see my images and design actually printed! It makes my work seem so real! It’s one thing to blog images and see them on the screen. However, when I see my images printed and in tangible form it’s so exciting! They seem so vibrant and alive once printed. (Hint to clients: order prints!!)
I try to explain to my clients just how awesome these Leather Craftsmen albums are but words alone don’t do them justice. These albums are timeless. They are so far from a traditional wedding album where the prints just slide into slots on each page. They are custom designed spreads that display the images of your big day in a way that tells your story. They are non-tradional yet so incredibly classy. I can’t rave about them more. They complete the whole process and provide clients with a polished, published display of their wedding day. This album of Lonnie and Dana’s wedding in August was so much fun to design and receiving my studio sample was truly icing on the cake!
Here are some of the custom designed spreads. Be sure to keep scrolling to see the finished product!
The finished product! ah!!!
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.