I walked into Pippin Hill’s gorgeous bridal suite and was greeted with a high pitched “Aw, Hi!!!!!!!!” from Katelyn! Katelyn is one of those brides that just makes you feel like a million bucks first thing on a wedding day! I just love her! And after a few minutes hanging out with her sweet family and friends, I fell in love with them too! As the wedding day went on, I learned so much about Dan and Katelyn. I knew that they were high school sweethearts but I never would have guessed that Dan had long hair at one point! Or that they had a long distance relationship for quite some time.Toast after toast, story after story, I started to see just how amazing their relationship is. People flew in from all over the world to celebrate with Dan and Katelyn and it was beautiful from beginning to end!
Pippin Hill Farm is one of the most gorgeous venues in Charlottesville. The barn, the view, the ceremony location… it’s all stunning! As I was photographing the reception details before the ceremony, Katelyn leaned over the balcony from the bridal suite and commented on how gorgeous it looked. I stopped shooting, looked up at her and said “Katelyn, this is seriously a DREAM wedding!!!”. I meant every word. Their wedding day was so gorgeous and so perfect from beginning to end. I felt so honored to be a part of it! From the toasts to the dancing to the florals to their portraits… I was in heaven!!!
Dan and Katelyn, thank you so much for allowing us to capture your day!! We love you guys and we’re so thankful that you came into our lives this past year!! We’ll never forget your incredible day! Michael and I worked alongside Amore Events and The Herrinton’s throughout the day and I have to say, we make a GREAT team!! I can’t wait to see their highlight film! Enjoy this visual story of their day!!! I have so many favorites!!!
Details galore! Obsessed with these rose gold Kate Spade heels!!! So much gold and blush goodness!! Looking sharp Dan! This is Katelyn’s sister and their family friend. Love this moment! So beautiful!! That’s one good looking group!! Cuties! Gorgeous light! MARRIED!!!! So excited!!! Love these!!! Love these portraits at dusk! Wild flowers!!!
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.