The last two weekends we have been photographing sibling weddings for past KJ Brides. I have to say, if I could just book sibling’s weddings for the rest of my career, I would be happy. It’s such an honor and a joy to be invited back into a family’s life for one of their biggest celebrations. As soon as we started on Saturday we ran into Allie’s sweet mom on the elevator and she greeted us with a big hug. It means the world to us that our KJ families don’t just reconnect with us when it’s time for a wedding but they continually follow our business and our story online. I can’t express how much that means to us.
We have been shooting back to back weddings for four weeks now and this was our last wedding before a two week break. It was one to end with!! The energy and joy left us so thankful for the sweet couples that we get to call our own! Will and Allie have infectious smiles… and if you think they seem happy in these images you should see how happy they are in real life. They are the cutest couple. They are totally obsessed with one another in the best way and you could just feel how ready they were to be husband and wife!
Allie mentioned to me that their wedding was retro-inspired and I just loved that. It’s fun when couples do something a little different from all of the trends! Their venue played into this inspiration perfectly. The John Marshall ballrooms were amazing backdrops for their ceremony and reception! This historic hotel has old, vintage signage on the rooftop and Allie mentioned wanting a shot of it in the background of their photos. I remember that I had done this shot YEARS ago but it took some serious google-mapping to find the right parking garage with the correct view. We were a little rushed but Will and Allie were on board to drive to the top of the garage and I’m so thankful that we did, because it was a portrait-location goldmine! The view, the neutral tones, and the light were just perfect! I can’t wait for you to see the final product!
As I write this blog post it seems like it wasn’t that long ago that I was capturing Kristen and Mike’s wedding day at Lewis Ginter. While my work has changed a little bit since 2013 our love for our couples and what we do has not. From the moment I read Allie’s inquiry email over a year ago I have been excited and hopeful that we would have the honor of capturing this day for them and their families.
Allie and Will, I hope you’re enjoying your honeymoon and are relaxing with a gorgeous view. I also hope you have some WIFI so that you can relive this magical day through your images!! We love you both! Enjoy your blog post!!
Allie LOVES shoes. We learned this about her during her engagement session! It only seems appropriate that her perfume bottle would be a high heel!
I just love her mom. Every time the tears started to come, they would both start laugh/crying. They are basically the same person when it comes to their smiles and so I love these series of images! Every couple should be laughing this hard on their wedding day! So much joy! I love these series of entrance photos! I couldn’t pick a favorite! These two haven’t changed a bit!
Ceremony | John Marshall Ballrooms
Reception | John Marshall Ballrooms
Dress Store | Urban Set Bride
Dress Designer | Maggie Sottero
Florist | Brousseau Events
Hair & Make Up | Lou Stevens Glam Squad
Band | Inside Out
String Trio | The String Poets
Dessert | Sweet Fix
Catering | Homemades by Suzanne
Invitations | Minted
Lighting | Lighting Professors
Engagement Rings + Wedding Bands | Shearer the Jeweler
Groomsmen Gifts | Sick Sticks Golf
View their Engagement Session HERE!
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.
My review of the Canon EOS R6 after shooting a full wedding day is LIVE on Youtube! I was so nervous to use a brand new camera system for full wedding day… I had my Mark IV ready in my bag just in case… but thankfully, I never had to use it! I was really hoping that I would love it and feel comfortable with it….
This wedding venue may look familiar to some of you who have been following us for a while! I photographed Meghan’s brother’s wedding a few years ago at this very same farm and venue!
Natural light photographers…. (flash photographers, we know how you would handle these scenarios and that’s awesome for your style! This is for the natural light folks!)
I’ve been hoping for this day for a very long time…. but I wasn’t sure that it would ever come. That sounds dramatic but let me explain. I LOVE my website company. Showit is incredible and the more I learn about and experience other platforms for hosting and creating custom websites, the more I realize, they aren’t really, truly “custom” at all. Showit is the website design platform for the creative. Hands-down. It’s so powerful, so intuitive and so easy to use. Years ago, Showit created a way to implement a Showit theme onto a Wordpress blog!!! Genius! I couldn’t wait for my blog to be a Showit blog…. but it never happened.
If you are like me and you’re a natural light wedding photographer, you may not love using the Canon 600 EX-RT flashes. But they are so necessary!