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So tell me…. does the SOUND of these words make you cringe and break into hot sweats?! :DARK CHURCHES, BUSY BEACHES, ZERO WINDOWS, RED CARPET, HEAVY SHADE, GREEN GRASS, GREEN TREES, GREEN FACES!!! Yikessssssss!!! It doesn’t matter HOW experienced you are as a photographer, these situations are NOT FUN! They can be downright frustrating, annoying and crippling if you don’t have solutions for handling them!
I’ve been there and I get it! Today I had a conversation about these struggles we all experience as photographers and I recorded it for you!!

The beauty of getting to do these FACEBOOK LIVES is that we get to reach so many more people than we would if we just simply wrote a blog post. I hope you enjoy this one. If you’re a photographer with concerns about location scouting and finding natural light that strengthens your style and helps you minimize your editing time, stick around!! We’re going to be chatting about that topic A LOT this fall!!! So enjoy today’s video and before you go, we have a little treat for you!!

I’ve written out my thought process on how to make a “lousy” location look amazing! It’s hard to do but it’s always possible to take a tough venue and make it look stunning! If you’re interested in learning how we make our low budget weddings look consistent with our HIGH BUDGET weddings, click HERE and I’ll email you some information that hundreds of other photographers received access to today!!!

Again, enjoy this video and PLEASE take a minute to get a good chuckle out of Michael’s close up at the beginning! Ha! :

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Matt + Nicole | Engaged Downtown Chicago Engagement Session

This session took place just 45 minutes before their welcome dinner the night before their big day! Honestly, we couldn’t have asked for a better outcome!

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Our life has been a whirlwind in the best kind of way this summer! Life sure looks a lot different than it did just a few years ago and it’s about to change AGAIN!

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Our BIGGEST Surprise Yet! Boy #4 on the way!

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Behind the Scenes of KJ All Access! See how the content gets to you!

If you’ve ever been a member of KJ All Access, you know that it’s been an evolution since the beginning! Over 4 years of wedding content, engagement sessions, family sessions and so much more! 

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Import and Export in Lightroom

Import and Export in Lightroom An Easy & Streamlined Process!

When you’re sorting 5,000+ photos after each wedding, staying organized is a huge priority!

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We met Nicole and Matt the day before their wedding day in downtown Chicago. Normally, we prefer to do a full engagement session with our KJ Couples before their big day but that really wasn’t possible due to our schedules and the long distance. Thankfully, meeting the day before was absolutely perfect and it prepared all of us to have a dream wedding day in the Windy City!

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Nicole + Matt An Industrial Style Chicago Wedding | Loft Lucia

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Behind the Image: Family Session

How I Captured This Family Session! Kids can make capturing the perfect image tricky!

Have you had a troublesome groom in the past? They don’t cooperate with the poses and just want to get back to the party? 

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