I can barely STAND it!!!!!! This has been a goal of mine for two years….yes, TWO YEARS. I remember talking to Jasmine and JD during our engagement session and the topic came up about having a promotional video. I knew I needed one…. but when Jasmine Star told me I needed one I was like “Ok….note to self…this is IMPORTANT! GET PROMO VIDEO ASAP”. However, it wasn’t as simple as writing it on my to-do list. It took planning and I was still waiting to find the perfect person to help me with this huge project…… and I’m happy to say that I found him! Ladies and gentleman, let me introduce you to my extremely
talented friend and cinematographer, Josh Gooden!!! Jodi & Kurt shared his work with me and I was hooked. His work is amazing and his style is EXACTLY what I was looking for!!! My only regret is that I didn’t have him at 10.10.10!!!!! ugh. Where was my head?! To all of my brides out there… I will PAY you to hire him for your wedding…. that’s how awesome he is!!! ps. That was an exaggeration, I can’t really pay for all of my clients to have Josh Gooden capture their wedding day. However, I want all of my brides to know that I HIGHLY recommend him…. he will turn your wedding day into a movie and lets be real, what bride doesn’t want her love story made into a movie?!
Josh agreed to help me with this project a few months ago and I was so excited!!! But after several rainy days, the shoots had to be rescheduled and I was losing hope that this was supposed to happen. It’s a lot to organize but luckily I have the most incredible friends/clients that literally dropped everything and made this dream come to life. Buddy, Jill, Ali, Manny and Michael, I can’t thank you enough!! Josh, you’re the bomb.com and I’m so thrilled to share your awesome work!!!!!!
So without further ado ….. I present the first EVER Katelyn James Photography Promo Film!
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.