I remember being so worried that when I had kids and didn’t shoot 30+ weddings a year that I would lose my touch as a photographer and I would never create work that I was really proud of! It’s an interesting experience to have done a craft for over 10 years and to have the skills to capture what I hope to capture…. and yet force myself to think beyond what I know works and be creative!
Well, the good news is, every year I fear I’ll lose my touch and every year I realize that it didn’t happen! I always have a collection of images that are my favorites from every wedding season and I’m so grateful for that!
This year of KJP Weddings had an intense season but then it leveled out. We had our son, Graham on April 23rd and then I started my wedding season on May 18th. I know, it wasn’t ideal…. but we were just so thankful for our healthy rainbow baby that we didn’t care about the crazy timeline. We knew we would just have to make it work…. and we did! I actually photographed some of my BEST work of the entire year just 3 weeks after giving birth! I’m so thankful!
Overall, I feel so proud of this year and the work we created and I’m excited to share some of my TOP favorite images with you from both engagement sessions and weddings!!! Enjoy!
This destination engagement portrait session in the Scottish Highlands was a highlight for sure!
The most classic shot of downtown Richmond!
This southern Georgia wedding stole our hearts!
Oh Dover Hall…. what a dream!
Pippin Hill in the summertime is gorgeous!
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.
My review of the Canon EOS R6 after shooting a full wedding day is LIVE on Youtube! I was so nervous to use a brand new camera system for full wedding day… I had my Mark IV ready in my bag just in case… but thankfully, I never had to use it! I was really hoping that I would love it and feel comfortable with it….
This wedding venue may look familiar to some of you who have been following us for a while! I photographed Meghan’s brother’s wedding a few years ago at this very same farm and venue!
Natural light photographers…. (flash photographers, we know how you would handle these scenarios and that’s awesome for your style! This is for the natural light folks!)
I’ve been hoping for this day for a very long time…. but I wasn’t sure that it would ever come. That sounds dramatic but let me explain. I LOVE my website company. Showit is incredible and the more I learn about and experience other platforms for hosting and creating custom websites, the more I realize, they aren’t really, truly “custom” at all. Showit is the website design platform for the creative. Hands-down. It’s so powerful, so intuitive and so easy to use. Years ago, Showit created a way to implement a Showit theme onto a Wordpress blog!!! Genius! I couldn’t wait for my blog to be a Showit blog…. but it never happened.
If you are like me and you’re a natural light wedding photographer, you may not love using the Canon 600 EX-RT flashes. But they are so necessary!