I’m editing…. ALL DAY LONG. And I’m really into it. I haven’t eaten lunch, I haven’t left my office (except to get a DMD) and I FORGOT to BLOG!! What?! Yea…. that really happened. I’m normally up and blogging first thing in the morning… or at least working on something that is blog related. Today I guess I’m such a little overly focused on getting this wedding DONE. However, it is Wedding Wednesday and I don’t want to leave you hanging…. so here is a little post about the “R” word….. RAIN. No one… and I mean NO ONE wants to even mention the “R” word on their wedding day!
Brides are scared to death of it and they let the weather forecast freak them out 2 weeks before their wedding! (I’m guilty of this!) This causes a TON of unnecessary stress! This Wedding Wednesday post has one purpose and that purpose is to take the “scariness” out of the “R” word. Rain happens and we have NO control over it. Brides will email and text me before their wedding and they are petrified of the forecast! “It’s going to be cloudy and 20% chance of RAIN!!! AH!”. Well, to all of my future brides out there… here is the big announcement…. I PREFER CLOUDY DAYS!!! I do! Rainy days create AMAZING light… it’s like God put a giant soft box over the sun and said “Here Katelyn, have fun with this today!”. I’ll take a cloudy, rainy day any time! I know rain isn’t ideal for outdoor ceremonies and plans have to change sometimes… but when it comes to pictures, I want ALL of my brides to know that CLOUDS and RAIN are O.K.! I promise. You will have more flexibility with the light on your wedding day and that makes it 10x easier on me! So relax, stop looking at the weather every 5 seconds and rest assured that your pictures are going to be amazing… rain or shine!!
Here are some of my favorite weddings…. shot on RAINY days!!
First we have JUSTIN & JESS! Loved their wedding! If you haven’t seen it, click HERE!
JEFF & LAUREN! How gorgeous is she?!
LAURYN & JARED…. I actually think the rain made this wedding one of my favorites! Check out the truck shot!
CHRIS & KATIE‘s beautiful downtown Greenville Wedding!
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.