There’s always a little bit of a struggle doing an engagement in the dead of winter. There’s a lack of color because we’re missing the leaves and the grass and the greenery! However, it’s not impossible to have a great shoot in the middle of February and Brandon and Meghan’s shoot is proof of that! I drove up to my home town a week ago and captured these portraits for this newly engaged couple. I’ve known Meghan her entire life and it seems so WILD to me that she’s going to be a WIFE!! I remember growing up and thinking that she was so much younger than me and she was!
However, I’ve been married for almost ten years and so I guess it’s actually not that crazy that little Meghan Beasley is getting MARRIED! I’m just having a hard time wrapping my mind around how fast life is flying by! Michael and I couldn’t be more excited for Brandon, Meghan and their entire family! We grew up being incredibly close to Meghan’s parents. Todd and Laura are like family to us in so many ways and we’re so happy for them that they are gaining an amazing new “son” in Brandon. He’s kind, polite, he loves Meghan and he fits into the family beautifully!!
During their shoot, we had moments of almost being up to our ankles in mud but it was worth trekking all over the farm. We used the wide open fields, a quaint (rickety) old bridge, silos, dead grass and more to make this shoot happen! I’m so proud of these wintery images and I cannot WAIT to photograph these two on their wedding day! Meghan, you’re going to be the most gorgeous bride!! That model face!! whew! Keep scrolling to see what I mean!!! ….
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.