was a big weekend for us and our church family. Every year we have our annual Jazz Nativity and it’s honestly the highlight of our Christmas season! Our families get together, our friends come in for the show and it feels like the Christmas season has officially begun! This year was probably my favorite. This was my 3rd year performing and I had a blast. Right before I go on stage I always get nervous and think to myself “Why do I do this to myself?!! Why?!!” I do the same thing before I speak at conferences too! Right before I do something stressful that involves a “performance” of any kind, I wonder why I put myself in these situations.
Life would be a lot easier if I never had to worry about doing a good job with my singing and speaking. However, these are the things that are the most rewarding once they are accomplished! Every time I walked off of the stage, I was thankful that I had the opportunity to sing! I love to sing and I am so thankful that I had a VOICE all weekend!! If you remember from this post, I have nodules on my vocal chords and so there are seasons throughout the year when it’s hard for me to sing. Thankfully, my voice was GREAT shape for Jazz Nativity!! That’s quite a big WIN for me!!!! I don’t have a full video but if you really want to hear a little bit, there was a little video posted on Youtube… don’t judge. It was live…which means it’s not perfect… but it’s fun to watch! :)
So enjoy some of these images!! I hope you can see just how much FUN we have with this!! We’re so blessed to be a part of such an amazing church family!! If you haven’t been before and you’re close by, you HAVE to join us next year!!! Over 2,000 people joined us at our 5 shows this year and we’re anticipating more shows in the future!! A HUGE thanks to EVERYONE involved both on and off stage!!!!
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.