have noticed that my blog posts last week were a bit on the simple side. That’s beside I was on VACATION!!! And it was glorious! When you go on a cruise, you can’t have contact with the internet world and I think that’s probably one reason why we love them so much! We started our drive down to Miami last Thursday with our friends Buddy and Jill. We stopped at the SW Launch party and then headed down to South Carolina to spend the night with Bud’s sweet grandma in Hilton Head. However, before we arrived to grandma’s house… we made a little pit stop.
I had heard of Palmetto Bluff before but had never driven through and so we decided to take a little detour. We drove down the longest street, covered in mossy trees with huge, curvy branches. I started saying that I would love to photograph someone just on the ROAD… and then we arrived to the quaint little town of Palmetto Bluff. It doesn’t even look REAL! Everything is so perfectly southern with craftsmen characteristics. If there is anything that Michael and I learned from building a our craftsmen style house, it was that we LOVE and appreciate all of the little details of this type of architecture! Driving around Palmetto Bluff was so much fun and I creepily took pictures of everything I loved! Enjoy this little pre-party barge post and get excited for our cruise recap!!
Ps. If any bride wants to get married in Palmetto Bluff and needs me to shoot it… you just shoot me an email… I’ll be there in a heartbeat!!! :)Ha! I think I said “Hey guys!” and then just snapped. oops! They were much happier than they appear, I promise!!
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.