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As most of you know, I spent the last 4 days across  the country in LAS VEGAS for the WPPI conference! WPPI stands for Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. There were over 10,000 photographers from around the world that came together to learn new techniques, new business strategies and to meet other photographers. I’ll admit that at first glance, it was a bit overwhelming. I traveled along side my good friend Jessie Smith. After the first day of sessions we both flopped down on the hotel bed, completely and totally bombarded with all the new info we had received!

It was so awesome to meet some of my favorite photographers! There was one point where Becker, Jessica Claire and Jasmine Star were all hanging out together and it blew my mind! There they were, the “Big 3”! haha I have learned so much from each one of them and it was awesome to meet them and learn from them in person! I came back with so much and I’m excited to share all the gradual changes and improvements that will be taking place here at Inspired Designs! Here are a few more pics from the week! Check out Jessie’s blog to see some more of my images!

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Because Jessie and I are both members of the “Bschool”, we had some quick headshots done by Becker! I’m so excited to see them!blogvegas5

This was our “fancy” resturaunt night!

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My feet hated me for wearing heels and walking around for hours upon hours! It was good exercise though! blogvegas8

After learning about shooting and techniques for 3 days I had to take some! Jessie hated it but I made her model and I loved this one!blogvegas9

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— Katelyn

Nikhil + Paige | Engaged A South Congress Engagement Session

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!

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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!

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Nick + Katherine | Maternity Oatlands Historic Home and Gardens Portrait Session

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!

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KJ Student Spotlight October 2020

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!

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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.

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Jesse + Hope | Engaged A Fan District Engagement Shoot

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How To Photograph Bridal Details KJ Bridal Details Mini-Course

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.

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