BLOG! I was so honored when Cameron emailed me several months back and inquired about a portrait session. He wanted to surprise his girlfriend of 3 years with a session because he KNEW she would love it! He was right. Emily was smiling from ear to ear the ENTIRE session. She’s so joyful and happy, I loved her from the moment I met her! Cameron and Emily drove down from fairfax for a portrait session in downtown Ashland. The light was gorgeous and even though it was a hot one, the evening couldn’t have been more beautiful! We walked and talked about their dreams and how Emily is going to be an awesome wedding
planner one day. It’s so fun being young and having your whole life ahead of you. Deciding to do what you love as a career is awesome… but it takes SO much hard work. So we talked about small business stuff and what they will do after school. I was so honored that they love my work enough to make this a part of their anniversary celebration! We walked the streets of Ashland and had a blast! It’s so much easier to shoot in a town where there are NO tourists walking around. I shot this session and then one day later, I was shooting in NYC so it was quite a different experience!
Cameron and Em (I call her Em because we’re just that close:), I loved getting to know you two and I’m so excited to show you some of your images. Enjoy and Happy Anniversary!!!!:)
Loving those TOMS!
Cameron gave Emily a charm bracelet with charms from different things they have shared.. and so for this occasion, he gave her a camera charm… best. boyfriend. ever.
This session is beautiful… if I do say so myself! It’s colorful, it’s vibrant, it’s full of joy and it’s also LONG! It’s a lengthy post because I just had so many favorites and I absolutely loved my time with these two last week! Paige, like a lot of our brides, is a photographer herself! She’s talented, full of life, energetic and creative. I felt the pressure to take this location that she knows well and make it look fresh and knew to her!! Nikhil is an audio engineer for Apple (which we think is fascinating!) and despite hardly ever wearing a suit, he wore one for Paige and made all of her outfit dreams come true!
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.