most about NYC is that the people that inhabit that island LOVE their city!! They talk about NYC as “their city”. There’s a certain feeling of ownership and belonging that is so evident whenever I am around New Yorkers and I think it’s really special! You don’t find that in EVERY city and so it’s always refreshing to hear about how much a couple loves where they live! Hieu and Sandra have been in the city for several years. Their jobs brought them to Manhattan and since they have lived there for quite some time, they know their way around! Whew! What a relief! It’s always a little intimidating to show up to a MASSIVE city
and try to find locations for an engagement shoot! Sandra had the locations planned so perfectly! She even had them timed out!! We accomplished SO much in a couple of hours and as we walked around the city, I got to hear a little about their life and their story. Sandra later explained that she came to this city hoping and praying that she would meet someone like Hieu…. and as they took their engagement pictures, it almost seemed surreal to think about where her life is now! They have a beautiful NYC life together and I LOVED being a part of it for the day!! Hieu and Sandra are such a kind, sweet couple and I’m so thankful that I was able to shoot these images in their “home town”!! Enjoy some of my favorites!Seriously, Sandra picked some awesome spots!! One of my favorites!! Another fav…. Thank you two for being patient and waiting for a few seconds of clear stairs! It’s hard to find a clear area in Central Park! People are EVERYWHERE!
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.