Introducing Micah James Malizia

Meet My Nephew!

filed in:

As I was gathering images for this post, I had moments of thinking “Gosh, is this even real?! My baby sister has her own BABY?!” Oh, it’s very real and it’s so wonderful! We haven’t met our little girl yet, but watching Micah enter the world and become a part of our family was truly amazing. He is so loved!!! We got the call that Emy’s water had broken late on Christmas Eve, and we were 6 hours away! So we did Christmas with Michael’s family, Corey left Christmas celebrations with his fiancee’s family, and we all headed up to PA!

Michael and Corey drove through the night, and we got there around 4:30am. We slept in, since Micah wasn’t here yet, and then we headed to the hospital! It was Christmas Day and so it was a Christmas we’ll never forget! We had Christmas dinner in the dining hall of the hospital, and then later that evening Micah arrived!! And he was perfect! Emy did an amazing job being patient, and once they decided that a C-section was the best choice, it was only a matter of 30 mins and he was HERE! Joe came out of the operating room double fisting two iPhones with pictures, and we all crowded around to get a “first peek” at this new little family member!! He was perfect. Two by two we were allowed to go and see him after he had some time with his momma. It’s really hard to describe how amazing it is to give your pregnant sister a hug and a kiss, and then see her an hour later holding her first baby!!!! Maybe it’s just the pregnancy hormones, but I cried a lot that day!! God has been so good to our family and I’m excited to introduce you to our newest family member!!!

micah's birthday_363 micah's birthday_364 micah's birthday_365

Joe’s parents meeting Micah for the first time!

micah's birthday_366 micah's birthday_367 micah's birthday_368 micah's birthday_369 micah's birthday_370 micah's birthday_371

Momma and daddy walking away after meeting their first grand baby! They were quite excited!

micah's birthday_372

My first time holding him… hand brace and all!

micah's birthday_373

Two of Joe’s sisters!

micah's birthday_374

Michael and Corey!

micah's birthday_375

More Malizia siblings!

micah's birthday_376

Christmas baby!

micah's birthday_377 micah's birthday_378 micah's birthday_379 micah's birthday_380 micah's birthday_381 micah's birthday_382 micah's birthday_383 micah's birthday_384 micah's birthday_385 micah's birthday_386 micah's birthday_387

Now I’m not a newborn photographer… so don’t judge… but I think I did a pretty decent job considering that I had trouble shooting with my messed up hand! Newborn portraits with a 3 day old baby are so much easier than a two week old baby!

micah's birthday_388 micah's birthday_389 micah's birthday_390 micah's birthday_391

So sweet!!!!

micah's birthday_392 micah's birthday_393

Shuba loves his brother!

micah's birthday_394 micah's birthday_395 micah's birthday_396

I think it’s safe to say that he is a well-loved little fella!! And just because we think he’s the cutest, here’s a recent video of his little personality starting to shine through!!!

(Click on the dark caption to open the video!)

Thanks for reading!

— Katelyn

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!


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!


Samantha + Evan Private Estate, Backyard Wedding


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!


KJ Student Spotlight October 2020

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.


Jesse + Hope | Engaged A Fan District Engagement Shoot


How To Photograph Bridal Details KJ Bridal Details Mini-Course

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.

Ask Anything



Unedited, unfiltered, real-life behind-the-scenes education delivered monthly! Come be our Virtual Third Shooter for FREE!

A wintery boston wedding

w/ inside, dark ceremony

"Best money I have EVER spent on education! ... and I've spent a lot!”


"I love all the lessons I'm learning from KJ All Access! Thanks Katelyn!”

- Shannon Drummond, ALL-ACCESS MEMBER

"I find very few educational resources worth it ... this one is!”

- Kate gansneder, ALL-ACCESS MEMBER

"Recently signed up for KJ All Access and it's EVERYTHING!”

- Kassidy Mowery, ALL-ACCESS MEMBER

"Being able to see behind-the-scenes of Katelyn interacting with her clients has been SO impactful!”

- Angie mcpherson, ALL-ACCESS MEMBER

"Recently signed up for KJ All Access and it's EVERYTHING!”

- Kassidy Mowery, ALL-ACCESS MEMBER

"SO worth it! It's amazing the amount of knowledge you get out of them!”

- Brittany Lowe, ALl ACCESS MEMBER

"I learned just as much in one All Access as I did in a whole course! SO GOOD!"

- Joanna Krueger, ALL-ACCESS MEMBER
10 Steps to Starting Your Photography Business
Helping a friend survive a season of Infant Loss
How to photograph a first look in Harsh Light
A Lake Como Destination Wedding - Greg and Kate
A Letter to the Go-Getters fearful of Motherhood

The KJ blog

The KJ Blog is where you get to know me, where you meet our KJ Couples and see their beautiful wedding days, where I have been building an archive of education for over a decade and where I let you see a peek into our life, our home, and hear about our purpose! 
don't miss the
Arrow KJ
Arrow KJ
Arrow KJ
Arrow KJ
Arrow KJ
Arrow KJ


Join 10,000+ others and learn, grow and get connected via our Youtube Channel! This is where I'm constantly sharing new content, talking all things gear, business, tips, tricks and letting you into the behind-the-scenes of our everyday life! 

"I have invested in all of KJ’s education!

The way she teaches makes so much sense and I’m so grateful for her! My business will be forever changed!"

- Renee Nicolo

"KJ education has been life-changing

 It has elevated my work so I could quit my day job and work from home with our baby boy!"

- joanna k.


and none compare to what I get from KJ!"