and I love our job. We love that we get to create ART… we love that we get to serve our amazing couples… and we also love that we meet so many amazing new friends in the industry. Last July we drove to Fredericksburg, Virginia and photographed Matt and Kat’s beautiful summer wedding! We worked alongside some incredible vendors… one of them being Matt from Matt Rouse Films! He was sweet, so easy to work with and his films are awesome! We love meeting new vendors…. but we love it even more when those vendors get engaged and contact us!! How lucky are we?!
You know that a wedding cinematographer’s wedding is going to be so much fun to shoot! We are so honored to be a part of Matt and Meredith’s big day. They could have picked anyone to photograph their wedding and they chose us!! That blows me away! There’s always a little extra pressure when you’re photographing another wedding professional’s engagement session or wedding but as soon as we started and I had a chance to get to know these two, I knew this was the PERFECT fit. Matt and Meredith have such a genuine, joyful aspect to their relationship that makes them extra photogenic!! They are already a gorgeous couple but when they interact and smile at each other, it’s magical for the camera!! Michael and I had a blast exploring some of their friend’s land in Floyd, Virginia. The locations are just stunning!!! This is one of my all time favorite FALL engagement sessions!! (And I’ve taken A LOT of fall engagement pictures!).
We loved our time with them last week during their shoot. The more time we spent with them, the more we loved them!!! Right now they are doing the long distance thing and Michael and I totally remember how hard that can be. They don’t get to spend a ton of time together right now in this season of life and I think that made their time together during their shoot extra special!
Enjoy some of my favorites and get excited for Matt and Meredith’s wedding next year!! We cannot WAIT!!!Oh you two…. you make this so easy for me! Two of my favorites! Seriously?! Such naturals!! Bling bling!!
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.