Stunning… that’s the word that I would describe Corey and Melissa’s ENTIRE wedding day. It was just amazing. The scenery, the timeline, the portraits, the LIGHT!! AH! This was my last wedding for the 2012 wedding season. I have another one coming up in late December but Corey and Melissa ended the non-stop shooting spree that has lasted from April 14th until this past weekend. WOW. You would think that after 30+ weddings, we would be a little exhausted and burned out… but God has been really faithful in that area of my life this year. The closer I have gotten to the end of wedding season, the more inspired I feel. Maybe it’s because I know that the end is in sight… or maybe it’s because I have AMAZING
clients that just inspire me to do my VERY best. Corey and Melissa are an incredible pair and when you see them together, you can just tell that this is it…. they found “The One” and no one doubts that. I lived with Melissa in college and I remember hearing about this guy that she had met while working the ropes course at Young Life camp one summer. We heard his name come up more and more and before we knew it… they were official!! Corey and Melissa have been long distance for so long and as you watched them on their wedding day, you can tell that they’re SO ready to share life together!! They’re best friends and who likes having to say goodbye to their best friend?!! No one! Well lucky for them, they never have to anymore!! … And that’s amazing!! Corey and Melissa, Michael and I just love you guys and we couldn’t be more excited for you and this next phase of life! It was such a huge honor to be the ones capturing your day!! ENJOY St. Lucia and enjoy this blog post full of my favorites from big day!!! xoxoxo Venue | Khimaira FarmDress | Bella Rosa Florals | Jennifer Clements Coordinator | Faith Ballance Hair | Chelsea Richelderfer, family friend
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.