There some venues that just take your breath away… Tara and Matt’s venue was one of those venues. From the moment we arrived, I was (like usual) getting nervous about all that we could accomplish here! The house, the driveways lined with trees changing colors and spectacular views were just amazing and I knew it was going to be the start of a beautiful day!! Matt and Tara went to CNU and so we have mutual friends that attended their wedding. We love these weddings! It’s such a win-win for us! We get to photograph a couple that we know AND we get to hangout with friends from school!! We love our job!! Throughout the day, there was a constant theme that seemed to float around conversations and toasts about the new Mr. and Mrs. Hayes.
The reoccurring comment about Matt and Tara was that they were both constant, loyal, and genuine friends to everyone in their life. My favorite part of the day was hearing friends and family stand up at their reception and just praise and encourage them with such kind words. That’s so good for the soul to openly express how incredible your best friends are and thank them for being there for you. I have noticed more and more that I enjoy the toasts at weddings because that is when you really get to see what kind of a couple they are. Tara’s maid of honor mentioned that Tara always told her to “Choose Joy” and I loved that! I’ve been reminding myself of that quote all week! We loved being a part of Matt and Tara’s wedding day and I can’t wait to show you their day from our perspective!! Enjoy!!!Ohh Tara… how beautiful you are!! Stunning! Man of the hour!! Most beautiful setting for a wedding! MARRIED!!!!! Haha… don’t ask. Love this!!!! Yep…. I love barns… it’s official. Remember these two gorgeous people?!! :) Ceremony | Verulam Farm Reception | Verulam Farm Dress | Formal Envy Groomsmen | Men’s Wearhouse Coordinator | Val Englert Invitations | Lisa Mears Cupcakes | Julia Craig Catering | Rick’s BBQ
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.