Well, as you read this post…I am in somewhere in Charleston, SC. Well, hopefully I’m in Charleston. My friend Steph and I are driving down tonight (Thursday night) and I will be shooting two sessions there this weekend. I’m really not the BEST with directions. Michael usually drives so I’m hoping we get there ok:). I’m excited! Steph and I casually said that we were going to take a road trip back in college but it never really happened….but it’s happening now! … in like an hour! I’m soooo not ready. I haven’t even packed! I’m so thankful she’s joining me since Michael can’t make this trip.
So I wanted to pre-blog a few GOOD THINGS before I left!
1. Random, last minute road trips with college roommates… this is going to be so much fun!
2. Cute, Totally Unnecessary water bottles: I bought a teal water bottle only because it was cute. Target got the best of me. I bought it because it was teal and I thought “It’s so pretty, I’ll definitely drink more water if I owned that”. That was a lie….but it really is cute though… and it’s definitely worthy of a “Good Things” title.
3. Our Mattress: It’s SO comfortable. I’ve NEVER experienced a GOOD mattress until we bought this one. It’s a Sleep-to-Live mattress and we would recommend it to anyone!
4. Saying “No”: Ok, this one is hard for me. I’ve learned the hard way that saying “no” to things and not over committing my life is the best way to live. I spent YEARS saying “YES” to everyone who asked me to do something. I’m a people pleaser and I was SO afraid of letting people down that I sacrificed my own happiness in or to make others happy. I can’t do everything and I have to accept that. So, with that being said, I am completely booked for the rest of 2011. In order to give the rest of my 2011 clients the attention they deserve and make sure I have enough time for 2012 couple’s e-sessions, I’m not accepting any more portraits besides those that I have previously booked. I’m also doing this so that I can have time to plan a workshop and make some business changes and enjoy life with my husband and family. Saying “No” is so hard for me but it’s most definitely a GOOD THING!
Have a fabulous weekend!!
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.