I remember talking with Eleni and her mom before they booked and they asked if I had ever photographed a Greek wedding before. I told them that I had photographed almost 200 weddings at the time but I had never worked with a Greek couple before. They proceeded to tell me everything that I should expect and after experiencing it for myself, they were spot on! Michael and I loved experiencing so many new things. From the traditional rituals at the ceremony to the dances at the Reception, we were entertained all day!!
We started the day at the Omni Hotel and then headed to the Richmond Capital grounds for portraits. It was beautiful and everything was going according to plan. Right when we were finishing up with portraits, the dark clouds rolled in and the downpour happened right as we pulled away on the trolley!! I looked at Eleni and she said “God was looking out for us!!!”. She was so right. The rain came in so fast that the wind was out of control. The amazing thing is that the bridal party only had to take about 5 steps outside from the trolley to the church and then by the time their ceremony was over, it was sunny again! It truly was perfect timing!!!
Michael and I loved getting to know these two. George and Eleni are both so caring, genuine and brilliant! They are both doctors with loving families and amazing friends… how much more could you want?! It was such an honor to be a part of their day and I’m so excited for their new life together!! They have been long distance for so long and now they finally get to start their life together as husband and wife!!! Enjoy some of my favorites from their day!
Ceremony Location |St Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Reception Location | Omni Hotel & Resort
Dress Designer | Winnie Couture
Florist | Flowers Make Scents
Coordinator | LK Events and Design
Hair + Make up | Elle Style Studio
Band | Apollonia
Videographer | Starring You Productions
Cake | Pearls Bake Shoppe
Bridesmaid Dresses | Watters Bridesmaids
Groomsmen Attire | Men’s Wearhouse
Invitations | Reaves Fine Stationary + Invitations
Lighting | Blue Steel Lighting
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.