judge how quickly a year goes by by how quickly Thanksgiving and Christmas come back around. I literally feel like we were JUST at home eating turkey in 2013!! 2014 FLEW by and I’m not sure how I feel about it. This was a crazy and exciting year for Michael and I. We’ve traveled at TON, we photographed almost 3 dozen weddings and a pile of engagement sessions. We took some pretty exciting vacations and we marked so many adventures off of our bucket list. The thing is, every time we leave, that means we’re leaving the Bokeh Boy….. and we can’t leave him by himself.
The only way people like Michael and I can have a puppy is because we have amazing parents who are always willing to watch him. We drop him off on wedding days, when we leave for vacations, when we’re going to a conference and when we’re just going to stay with friends for the weekend. Not only are our parents willing to keep him, they are eager to! They love him!! And we’re SO THANKFUL!!! My mom not only puppy-sits, she GROOMS him too! What a lifesaver! After talking with some friends who want a puppy but don’t have built in puppy-sitters close by, I’ve realized just how blessed we are by our parents. We have SO many things to be thankful for… but today I’m focusing on our families and how they continually love and serve us by taking care our little Bokeh boy!!
Thank you Momma, Daddy, Mike and Bobbi for always being willing to keep Bokeh at a moments notice!! There is no way we could do what we do without all of you!!!! We love you!!
We actually celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday with both of our families! We have it so easy when it comes to the holidays!!! :)Despite his face….Bokeh boy really does love his grandma. He’s very attached! My sister is the chef of the family! Best turkey we’ve ever had!! I have to say, I actually helped with this pie!! Believe it or not! The family pups! Brother and sister! Bokeh boy looks huge! Michael and his sister Sarah! She loves Molly girl:) Ha! Nap time!
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.