When I got the email I was THRILLED! Sure, I was going to be 10 weeks pregnant and there was no telling how I would feel shooting in the heat of Charleston, SC in July, but I didn’t care! This was such an honor! I emailed Emily (SW’s Editor!) back as soon as possible and shared our news, and we started planning! I absolutely love the SW Team, for so many different reasons, and so being asked to do an editorial shoot was a highlight of our entire summer! I remember telling Michael that Emily had asked us, and his response was “Well you said YES, right?!”. He knew how excited I would be about this!!!
So we drove down to Charleston and prepared for a long day of shooting. We started at 8am and worked through the afternoon. Emily is amazing and handled so many moving parts with such grace and patience. 8 different models showed up for hair and makeup! Each girl represented a different southern city! I loved the concept of this shoot because it meant that every dress and every “look” was going to be unique!! I loved everything from the dresses, to the hair, to the bouquets. If you pick up an issue of Southern Weddings V9 you’ll be able to see this feature spanning from pages 21-31!!!! AH!! Is this real life?! Every beautiful bride got a page of her own!! I also had the chance to shoot the “Cheers Ya’ll” feature from pages 46-49!!
It was such an honor to have this opportunity! I love this beautiful magazine, but I love what it stands for even more. The commitment to marriage and the vision that the SW ladies pursue with each and every issue is simply amazing!! Go pick up a copy and see for yourself!!
There has never been a year quite like 2020. It started off so normal, so simple and so carefree. Then, March/April hit and it felt like everything was turned upside down!
Another month. I had forgotten just how fast it goes when they are this tiny. One minute they are in 0-3 month clothes and the next you’re unpacking 6month options!
How is it MARCH already in 2021?! This year is flying by and we’re getting closer and closer to the beginning of wedding season! At least we are here in Virginia! It’s my honor to get to introduce you to some of our KJ Students who are doing the hard work of educating themselves and growing their businesses! My hope is that their stories and advice will be an encouragement to anyone wanting to grow and feel confident before wedding season picks up!
Welcome to a brand new installment of KJ Student Spotlight!! It’s always a good day on the blog when we get to introduce you to some of our students and share their wins and advice!!! These three students have taken courses, watched Youtube episodes, are KJ All Access members, use our templates and have invested in themselves time and time again in order to grow their businesses! They deserve this recognition!!!
Here it is! Post one of twelve! I’m committing, once again, to blogging my favorite images each month of Everett’s first year and I’m excited about it because I know from past experience that this is truly the BEST motivation and accountability to stay on top of family editing!!
It’s hard to believe I’m writing this… my fourth birth story in four years. I’ve given birth in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Just typing that makes me tired….. and so grateful…. unbelievably grateful. These last four years have been the best and hardest of my life. We cherish being parents and welcoming a new baby is hands down the most incredible thing we have ever experienced in our 18 years together. I’m so excited to introduce you to our newest member of our family and tell you the story of how he came into this world!