It’s Launch Day

Introducing the New KJ Look & One Incredible Giveaway

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Today is the DAY! We made it!! After a long week of prep and the hard work of Jen Olmstead and Flosites have made it happen! In case you haven’t noticed from my instagrams this week, this isn’t an easy task. Re-launching your entire online presence is no joke! We are thrilled that it’s done and we’re so thankful for all of the amazing people that make it happen! I’m going to go ahead and thank them right now because they deserve an insane about of recognition and praise!!

– Michael : I’m sorry I’m not the nicest person in the world when I’m stressed. Thank you for your patience, support and opinions that are focused on functionality and not just the “pretty”.  Jen and I appreciate your input!

Jen : Man oh man! What a journey! You are one insanely talented woman! I knew years and years ago that it was going to be my goal to work with you one day. It’s kind of surreal that that actually happened and I now have a Jen Olmstead masterpiece of my own! Your eye, patience, positivity and vision are exactly what I needed. I had no idea just how much I needed help with this stuff until we started getting into the nitty gritty of the design. You amaze me with your ideas and ability to work your magic to fix ANY issue. I’m seriously SO in love with everything and I have you to thank!!! You are my dream designer and you went above and beyond what I could have even hoped for! Michael and I are SO thankful for your time, our design overnight and your commitment to making this PERFECT!

Flosites : Whew! We go way back!! My first REAL blog was created by you guys and I can’t believe how long it has been! I believe this is Blog #3?! I’m so thankful for your continued excitement to work alongside of us.

Tyler Herrinton : This guy. He puts up with my last minute video dreams and always makes them happen! We’re so thankful you’re in our life, Ty!! You made this new brand extra special and we’re SO grateful for your time!!

Now on to the PRETTY stuff!!! We not only have a beautiful blog for you to explore, we have an AWESOME new WEBSITE!!!!! There’s so much to see! Take a few minutes and look around HERE!! I’ll be doing a little post soon about what inspired our new look but it’s not really hard to figure that out….  I mean, has anyone seen my FOYER?! Dead giveaway. :)

Speaking of GIVEAWAYS!!!!!!!! We are not only announcing our NEW LOOK…. we’re announcing the BIGGEST GIVEAWAY of OUR CAREER!!!!!! Watch below to find out what it is!!!

Wedding Collective Announcement from Jill Powers on Vimeo.

I know, we can’t believe it either!!!!! This giveaway is unlike ANYTHING we’ve ever done before and we’re BEYOND excited to be partnering with the following amazing wedding professionals to create “A Wedding Collective Giveaway”!!!  :

WCG Logo Mint

Big Spring Farm | Venue

Katelyn James  | Photography

Amanda Veronee | Floral Design

Shaina Koren | Videography

Tart Event Co. | Planning and Styling

Paisley & Jade | Decorative Rentals

Emily Hudspeth | Hair & Makeup

High Cotton Ties | Men’s Apparel

Jess Creates | Invitation Design

So know it’s time to not only share your favorite parts of the NEW brand, it’s also time to tell all of your engaged friends that they need to enter to win a WEDDING OF THEIR DREAMS!!!! Valued over $30,000!!!!! ah!!!  Entries are being accepted NOW through FEB 2nd! You can enter the competition HERE!!!!

** A HUGE thanks to two of our best friends and favorite “big dreamers”, Bud and Jill. We are so thankful for your friendship and BIG ideas! So excited to see this one come to life!!! **

Thanks for reading!

— Katelyn

Student Spotlight December 2020

Welcome to December’s Student Spotlight!! It’s a new month and we have new photographers to celebrate!! I’m so thankful for them and for their willingness to give of their time and share their stories!!!


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.


Tyler + Abby | Engaged A Washington DC Capitol Engagement Session


Brian + Shannon | Engaged Virginia Arboretum Engagement Session

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!!!


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!!!


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!


Nikhil + Paige | Engaged A South Congress Engagement Session


Samantha + Evan Private Estate, Backyard Wedding

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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