so many times before but it’s really the strangest thing to email with brides for MONTHS and never meeting them face to face until their engagement! I felt like a knew Emily already and it only took a matter of seconds to realize that I was working with yet another wonderful couple!! David and Emily have an incredible story. After several years of dating, these two have NEVER lived in the same location. Their whole relationship is long distance and so as you can imagine, they are THRILLED to be getting married next year and FINALLY be together… permanently!! While long distance is hard (Michael and I were
long distance for a couple of years), it makes for GREAT engagement sessions! These two don’t get to see each other ALL day EVERY day and so they really enjoyed their time together in front of the camera and it shows!!! They are one happy couple and I’m so glad we had a beautiful November evening for their eshoot! It became a little chilly towards the end but they stuck it out and we were able to capture some pretty awesome portraits! David and Emily, you two are so much fun!!! I enjoyed my time with you and your wedding can’t get here fast enough!!!! Enjoy your blog post!! xoxoI have a thing for big trees… Emily you’re so cute! See what I mean? Cute! Niccceee FAVORITE! Hey you guys, you’re getting MARRIEDDD!! Woohoo! Love this portrait! aww… And a little hokie love…
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.