I can’t believe it’s over!! I look forward to this every single year and now today the wait has started all over again. Jazz Nativity is such a massive production for our church and I’m so proud of all of the hard work and energy that goes into making this masterpiece! So many volunteers give up their precious holiday time to serve and pitch in wherever they can. It’s amazing!!!!! We had so many friends come this year and I hope they come EVERY year!! In my opinion, this is the BEST way to kick off the Christmas season. Hands down! I mean, watching Elf is a close second… just kidding. This show will blow you away.
The amount of talent in our church family is abnormal. We are so blessed to be a part of this and even though I have a WHOLE GALLERY of images to share later, I just wanted to do a little weekend recap because I’m still so excited about it!!! My sweet friend and fellow photographer, Sachel Samone drove from Hampton Roads to come see the show and she took these images! I’m so thankful for these because I’m normally the photographer for the event… which means I rarely have a picture of the number that I’m a part of. :) So Sachel, THANK YOU girl! It was so wonderful seeing you!!!!!!
For those that have asked about a recording, there is one! I’ll share it when I get my hands on it:) Have an amazing monday and get excited to see the FULL Jazz Nativity post soon!!!!!!!!
To all of those that I had the privilege of performing alongside of, job well done! You are one talented group and it was such an honor to be a part of such an amazing event!!! Big thank you to David Esleck and Rich Moncure for pouring their heart and soul into the music. Their hardwork (and the hard work of MANY others) was so evident this weekend. All 5 shows were a success!!! And you know what the amazing thing is…. I still have a VOICE left! It’s amazing how healthy my voice becomes when wedding season ends :)
Have an awesome Monday friends!!!! Ps. For those that have asked, the dress is actually from Macy’s!
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.