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keeps improving, there are more and more ways to document LIFE as it’s happening. I remember being in high school and wanting one of those SMALL digital cameras that had just come out so that I could take AMAZING pictures whenever I wanted. Then, some of the flip-phones came out with CAMERAS! What?! A cell phone with a CAMERA?! That’s just incredible! Over the years, the iphone has because one of the most popular cell phones in the WORLD! I love mine. When the iPhone came to Verizon, Michael and I set our alarms for 2:30AM to be the first to order ours online. Yea, that’s dedication right there!!

I love the APPS, I love the speed and I love that I have SO MUCH at my fingertips! Just yesterday, Michael found an APP that allows you to access your laptop desktop from ANYWHERE in the world! Your laptop just needs to have an internet connection. It’s CRAZY. I can access my bank account, my blog, my grocery list, my CVS account, my schedule, my email, and ALL of my social media accounts through one device! However, the BEST part of the iPhone, in my opinion, is the camera and Instagram! Seriously. I love that App….. probably too much! I think I have posted a picture of Bokeh in Instragram EVERY DAY since we brought him home! People have started commenting on how much he’s growing and I realized that I’m documenting his whole life…. on my PHONE!! I love it! So as I was thinking about something  in my life that qualifies as a “Good Thing”, I realized Instagram should DEFINITELY make the list! It’s not for everyone. Some people don’t like looking at people’s random pictures during the day but I enjoy it! And the BEST part is that over the last YEAR, I have so many fun little memories stored on my Instagram that I would have probably forgotten otherwise!

 

Someone mentioned on Instagram that I should do a 365 Project on Bokeh. I would share an instagram of him everyday for one year and document his first year of life! I’m TOTALLY ok with that!!!:) I think it’s a GREAT idea! And then at the end of the year… I’ll make a little Bokeh Book. Obessesed much? Yes. I love him…… the biting and all! He’s getting his big boy teeth and let me tell you… they are SHARP!!!

 

So happy Monday everyone and I hope you’ve enjoyed the last two blog posts about my two new social media obsessions. If you missed “The Power of Pinning”… you can view that post HERE!! Have a FABULOUS day and get excited for VALENTINES DAY!!!!!! woohoo!!!!!!

 

 

ps. A lot of people ask about the “Labels” and “Posting a collage” in Instagram… I use an App called PicFrame for that! Love that too!!!

Thanks for reading!

— Katelyn

Tyler + Abby | Engaged A Washington DC Capitol Engagement Session

This shoot was supposed to happen about a month earlier on the exact day that leftover rains from a hurricane swept through Washington. I’m so thankful we rescheduled! Our reschedule date was absolute perfection! The temperature, the glow, the locations…. it was beautiful! Tyler and Abby’s outfit choices were wonderful and the leaves were full of color and still hanging on the trees.

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When Michael and I were in our early years of dating, I would go on trips with his family for Thanksgiving and summer trips to West Virginia and I spent time with his cousins! “Bri-Bri” was so little! He’s the youngest of all of the cousins and it’s crazy to think that he’s old enough to be getting MARRIED! He’s actually older than we were when we got married!! We have known Shannon for years and we were THRILLED when we heard that Brian had proposed because we always hoped that would happen!!!

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Brian + Shannon | Engaged Virginia Arboretum Engagement Session

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KJ Student Spotlight November 2020

Maybe it’s just me…. but I feel like this fall is FLYING by! It seems like just the other day that I was sharing about three more KJ Students who are doing amazing things in their businesses! Well, this weeks marks the beginning of November and I have three amazing students to introduce you too!!!

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Nikhil + Paige | Engaged A South Congress Engagement Session

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!

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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!

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Nick + Katherine | Maternity Oatlands Historic Home and Gardens Portrait Session

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!

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