Charleston has slowly crept its way up our future retirement list. Michael and I love visiting this beautiful, historic city and we had a blast down there last week! The Creative at Heart conference took place in Charleston at the Francis Marion Hotel and we decided to rent an Air B&B once the conference ended on Monday evening! This allowed us to photograph an anniversary session while we were there an extra few days!
George and Jennie traveled over an hour to get to Lowndes Plantation where we met for their session. It was stunning! They actually got MARRIED at this venue and that made it so much sweeter to shoot there! The porch, the arches, the waterfront, the trees… this was heaven for me! As we walked around together, we got to know George and Jennie and I realized that we’re so similar in so many ways! George and Jennie work together in a family business, they are from a more rural area, they have great families, etc. The more we talked with them, the more I wished that this was an engagement session and that we would get to see them again in 6 months!
We loved our time at this stunning Charleston plantation! George and Jennie are just about as genuine as they come. It was an HONOR to document this season of their life while we were in Charleston!!
Love this one!
This venue has it all!!
What a dream!
I could have stayed and photographed the entire shoot just right here!! :
I love these pastel colors!
Charleston trees have my heart!
Oh the TREES!
Love this! You guys made my job so easy!
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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.