know, Josh Gooden and I have been working on a project since early spring and I just announced that my PROMO VIDEO was done! Yessss!! (You can view it here too!)I still get so excited when I think about how LONG I have wanted to get this accomplished. It feels good to check that off the “Branding to-do” list! When I was preparing for this I knew exactly who to ask to be my models. Ali, Manny, Buddy and Jill are all amazing friends of ours from college and they are also clients. Their weddings were two of my all time favorites and all four of them are so natural in front of the camera.
Jill and Bud were filmed first and when they showed up to the house Jill said “Now the pressure is on YOU!”….. Ah! She was right…. it wasn’t like I was just shooting a fun little session in Downtown Richmond, I was being FILMED. The nerves set in. What if my hair gets frizzy, what if I trip (which I do often…more on that later this week), what if I totally blank on fun poses…. AH! Luckily, I pulled it together and Buddy and Jill were fabulous. Ok, and I don’t think you understand just how amazing they are…. they drove all the way to RICHMOND on a Tuesday and made time for this shoot…. TWO WEEKS BEFORE THEIR WEDDING! That’s insane. I remember someone asking to go to dinner with Michael and I two weeks before MY wedding and I was like “Um, I don’t think so, I have birdcages to assemble!!!”. They were so giving of their time and I can’t thank them enough. Someone mentioned on facebook that these two are my “Poster Couple” Ha! That would appear to be true. After their ENGAGEMENT posts, Jill’s BRIDALS, their WEDDING posts and now this post….you probably feel like you’re best friends with The Powers! (Love saying that). Right now this farmer and his wife are raising chickens and starting their new life together. Jill is also an amazing photog and I’m so excited that she’s only and hour and a 1/2 away!
Enjoy these and another HUGE thank you to Josh for making this an amazing experience!
And here’s a little behind the scenes shot….. if you only knew what goes into film work… it’s insane to watch Josh set up all his equipment!
I’m obsessed with this one for some reason! Love everything about it. Jill, I want your hair.
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.