a happy post for me! As a bride, I worked so hard at planning our wedding. Hours of sitting on the basement floor, sorting through moss and peacock balls and never ending phone calls with vendors left me exhausted. However, as I look back on my wedding day, all I remember was that it was perfect. I laughed and cried and squealed with my hands in the air… A LOT. They say that your wedding day is one of the best days of your life and I’m happy to say that that was so true for us. We LOVED our wedding and I wish I could have shared that day with the WORLD! The joy and happiness that filled that small country church was
indescribable and was so much more than I could have ever hoped for! So now that it’s been 9 months since the wedding, I have started to forget just a little bit of that excitement. Sure, I still pull out our wedding album for ANYONE that walks through our front door (obnoxious? Yes.) but I haven’t taken the time to sit back and really think about that day for a while. Well, that all changed yesterday when I came home to find my copies of the The Knot VA, MD, DC on my doorstep. I tore open the package and sat in my living room, flipping through the pages to find our wedding!! There it was, page 50-53. All of my details and hard work, displayed for future brides to gain idas and inspiration! Michael and I are THRILLED to be featured and we’re so thankful for everyone who made our day possible. One very important couple to thank would be Jasmine and JD. I’ve said it before but they added so much to our wedding day. Choosing a photographer is not about just finding someone who takes “pretty pictures”… it’s about finding a friend and a person who you TRUST completely. We found that in Jasmine and JD. We’re so thankful for our wedding images and I’m excited to share some of them with the wedding world! Also, a huge thanks to all the fabulous ladies at The Knot!!!
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.