to the captain and his first mate: whit and drew married, sneak peak

“don’t ask me to leave you or turn back from you…”


“wherever you go, i will go…”


“wherever you live, i will live…”


“your people will be my people…”


“and your god will be my god…”


just a few from a wedding that had everything it needed to be, well, perfect. whit and drew have set sail on a new life together, more from their maiden voyage…soon. until then, here’s to the new captain and his first mate.


black friday: kj style

nothing like jumping on a band wagon, right? i decided to launch my own black friday fury! only you don’t have to go anywhere, fight any crowds, or get any sort of frustrated when the supplies run out, you can do some shopping from the comfort of home, tv on, cup of cocoa in hand!!

my girlfriend april and i have a running dialogue about what we think are the best gifts to give, and receive: GIFT CARDS!! it’s the best gift. seriously. ever. you get to buy what you want, when you want. there is never a hassle returning it, and those nay sayers who protest it isn’t personal enough, we say, “WHATEVER!” it’s the most personal gift because you get to choose what is great for you. if you don’t buy your people gift cards then i think you should buy them memories! gift cards and memories are the best gifts to give and receive.




i have both: a gift card to give the gift of memories!! stop spinning your wheels on what to get your most special people, buy them…well, me! consider it: photographs last way longer than that roll of hickory farm’s meat and cheese you have your eye on, and they mean so much more…really, they do. ;)

buy your family members and friends a session and a credit for prints or digital files, just the session, or a credit towards the session or purchase. it’s original, timeless, distinctive, and filled with importance: what all gift giving should be. the drop down below has increments of $25.00, to fit budgets. once you make your purchase a kamee june pdf file gift card will be sent with the dollar amount for you to wrap and give or stuff in stockings or even forward, if you want to save on wrapping and shipping! ;) see, this really is easy!! ;) consider all of the things you can celebrate years from now by way of the photograph. it really is the best gift!!

(the kj gift certificate can be applied to any service i offer: a session fee, purchase order, kickin’ it with kamee june, a side kick, etc.)


kendall jackson a gift certificate recipient shared, Everyone wants to give a gift that will be cherished. That is in fact what I received last year as a present from my dear friends. I was 39 weeks pregnant at Christmas last year so you can imagine I was probably not very easy to buy for. I was given a sitting with Kamee June Photography and I thought wow this is perfect. I knew once the baby was here I would want every possible way to capture these amazing moments in our family. I immediately went to Kamee’s site and knew instantly that we had found a photographer for life. We loved her style and when it came time to take our pictures she captured a timeless treasure not just a picture. I so encourage anyone looking into a gift that keeps giving this is the way to go. I have these pictures up in my home and they make me smile. Kamee has such a great spirit about her that it really makes you feel so comfortable as well.

kamee june gift certificates

if you are looking for something for yourself and have had your eye on a kickin’ it with kj session! GO FOR IT!!! buy it for yourself and then tell your man you already took care of your present this year! ;)

the shoot alone is reason enough to kick it!!! :) not to mention all the valuable information and answers to all of your questions and FUN we have!! ;)


kickin’ it with kamee june

and perfect for stuffing stockings just a few favorites:

at each of my sidekicks i give away these cards called “flash cards”. they are 4×6 cards that have a picture i took on the front, then on the back they include the specs (aperture, shutter speed, and iso), the time of day and what light it was shot in, and a tip on how to get the same effect. i am opening them for sale here!! they are great for stuffing your stocking or the stocking of another photographer you know and love. i currently have flash cards for: families, couples, kids, light, and composition. couples, light, and composition. they are being sold for $35/set, and families and kids are being sold for $30/set (they only include a tip on the back not the specs or the time of day). OR you can choose to buy all 5 sets together for $125.00; an incredible savings!!!



each set also includes a card with a list of things to make sure you know or do before you start shooting that particular subject or theme.


remember there is a price cut in families and kids because they only have a tip on the back, not the specs or the time of day.


kamee june flash cards

ps shipping for the cards is on me! ;)

i know many of you have had your eye on katrina…and some wardrobe or personal styling!! i think you should go for it! she would stuff nicely in a stocking as well!! ;)


she’s on my “fashionista” wish list!!!


i am stuffing everyone’s stocking with these darling necklaces from 3 little birds. they are so personalized that your loved ones will feel so special when they open a gift that was made specifically for them. I LOVE THESE!!! i am in love with kristen and her work!!



i have a few etsy shops that i am crazy about. stuff these in your little girls’ stockings:

pink peppermint design


AND stuff these in your little boys’:


i am sure there will be other shopping that takes you out into the craze, but hopefully this gave you some ideas and made it a little easier and reduced the stress level and anxiety a bit. get the shopping done, so you can get on with the cozy fun stuff: like snuggling the littles and watching the grinch!!


happy holidays everyone; i would love to be a part of your gift giving!!! cheers,kj

happy thanksgiving!!

i did not photograph this turkey.


nor did i cook one like it, but i still feel the familial warmth that comes from a hot oven and love. so happy my family is in town. so happy  my children are safe and healthy. so thankful my man loves me and and is supportive of my dreams. so thankful for freedom and liberty. so thankful for my parents and my sister. so grateful for friends who care. so thankful, for so much.

so thankful we licked our fingers after a meal prepared by this team…it was good!

so thankful for this life and all it offers.
happy thanksgiving to you and yours!!! cheers, kj

snow queen

the snow-flakes grew larger and larger, till at last they looked just like great white fowls. suddenly they flew on one side; the large sledge stopped, and the person who drove rose up. it was a lady; her cloak and cap were of snow. she was tall and of slender figure, and of a dazzling whiteness.

it was the snow queen.


The flake of snow grew larger and larger; and at last it was like a young lady, dressed in the finest white gauze, made of a million little flakes like stars. She was so beautiful and delicate, but she was of ice, of dazzling, sparkling ice; yet she lived; her eyes gazed fixedly, like two stars; but there was neither quiet nor repose in them. She nodded towards the window, and beckoned with her hand.







she was very beautiful; a more clever, or a more lovely countenance he could not fancy to himself; and she no longer appeared of ice as before, when she sat outside the window, and beckoned to him; in his eyes she was perfect.











the next day it was a sharp frost…


hair, make up, stylings, and a shared vision: katrina

snow queen: maria

her bewitched: steve

and a special thank you to teryn for giving us a reason to make it all happen. thank you for coming; i LOVED our day. teryn came clear from canada to spend a day kickin’ it! :) we had a great time swapping stories, sharing ideas, talking shop, and of course shooting! thanks so much for coming!! i wish we could do it every saturday. can’t wait until our next visit!!

(excerpts in this post from hans christian anderson’s the snow queen)

just something

about this image that i keep coming back too…i love it…more from this sweet family soon…


kids, cupcakes, and charms: last friday’s sidekick

i love friday. most people do. it’s for sure my favorite evening day and evening of the week. it just feels so good all day, and i love that the evening is full of anticipation for a weekend. i also love two friday’s out of every month because they are sidekick days, and that means new friends, incredible stuff to shoot, a delicious dinner out, and a table of laughter and community. it’s good, always good, and i love it.

last friday’s sidekick was how to shoot kids (such a good pun!! ;)) it was filled with good stuff and good people!! a big thank you to all of those who came; i was inspired by your passions and spirits! thank you for coming!! thank you to katrina for all of the styling, for amanda for being my supportive and encouraging assistant and friend, thank you to maren and her girls for being our models, AND a big thank you kristen of 3 little birds boutique for all of the adorable necklaces she made for our shoot. i was so touched by her generosity and all the time she put in to the shoot to add a few little extra touches to our shoot! so happy to have met her! you must check out her stuff if you haven’t already! they are PERFECT little personalized treasures. everyone you know needs to either get something from her in their stocking or as a personal gift from you! seriously, they are that sweet and good!!

it was a great evening; so glad it happened!!!















it was kind of a two-fer last friday! we were able to mingle shooting kids with shooting maternity! maren was a good sport; i was grateful! she looks good doesn’t she? so good!!



















thank you again to everyone for making it happen. i always walk away from a sidekick feel so inspired by all of the talent that came together to make it happen!!

here’s to capturing childhood!


here’s to kristen!! check out her stuff. fill your stockings with it. she is one of the most endearing people you will ever meet!! and what she makes is so sweet and special!!

i think you could stuff “katrina” in some stockings this year too! ;) more on that idea later!!

thanks again to everyone who made it possible! looking forward to friday’s kick!


treat yourself

to friday’s sidekick.

you’ll be so glad you came. i promise.


the topic: how to shoot couples


the stylist: katrina


the time: 2:00-5:00pm (dinner afterwards if you care to join us.)

the place: corona, ca


the value: priceless (you are going to get everything i’ve got on shooting couples. you ask; i’ll tell.) the tuition for the sidekick is $195.00 (that includes your instruction, a few goodies, and a fully stylized shoot. all the images you shoot you can use in your portfolio building. we’ll be eating out afterwards; your tuition doesn’t include dinner.)

it’s going to be romantic, intimate, close, sweet, and filled with emotion!! you’ll want to get home to your special someone afterwards, that’s for sure!!


i want to meet you. i want you to come. please do. you’ll leave inspired and even more in love with love!! hope to see you friday!! kj

ps just a little carrot dangling below…katrina sent the style board on for friday’s shoot. it’s going to be good, really good! thanks kat!


’tis the season

for christmas cards!! they start going out the 1st of december. i love the mail at christmas time, i really do. it’s probably the only time i will beat jaren to get it! it’s just so good to hear from everyone, and i love all the festive that comes with each card. it just makes me feel happy. when i get a card with a picture that i shot? it’s surreal almost, like i have to take a bit longer to soak it in. i LOVE it though, and that too makes me happy!!

bethany is my friend from arizona. she is no stranger to the blog or the world of photography!! i was incredibly humbled to be a part of their memory making this year!! more of these will come soon as i can come up for air, but out of the three showcased here which gets your vote for christmas card insert? ;)





or c)


leave your vote in the comments section and we’ll see which one is the winner! ;)

have a bright and colorful week everyone!!! kj


that’s how many pictures i wanted to blog from this session! it’s so hard for me to choose. sometimes i feel i need to give everyone the link to the gallery so you can see all of them! it was so hard picking a handful to get on the blog! i loved this session and am even more excited to be shooting tricia and rudy’s wedding next year! there is something really good and really sweet about them. she is pep and he is quiet, but it goes so well together. i always enjoy our time together!! just a few of the 631!!

tricia and rudy, thanks for making the trip! it was great getting together again!!!

ps tricia’s hair and make up is brought to you by the GATE make-up artisit: katrina







pride and prejudice: a story of marriage

i knew i liked lora when i found out she had an affinity for austen’s pride and prejudice. i knew immediately she was a romantic, in love with love! she is soft and kind, good and thoughtful. her sister commented during her toast about how “beautifully feminine” she is. lora is austen’s jane bennett. she is even described in the novel by her sister elizabeth, “my dear jane! you are too good!!” jane has a “steady sense and sweetness of temper” and she is always “willing to hope the best”; just like lora!! she even professes herself, “let me take it in the best light…”meaning she always finds the good in any situation; i think lora is the same! lora was a demure and gracious bride. she would have made austen and her fictitious counter-part, jane, proud!


“it is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” chapter 1



“a lady’s imagination is very rapid. it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony, in a moment.” chapter 6
“in vain have i struggled. it will not do. my feelings will not be repressed. you must allow me to tell you how ardently i admire and love you.” chapter 34
“compliments always take you by surprise, and me never.” chapter 4
another graceful beauty a the wedding was the coordinator, heather, of amorology. is the classic literature, personified. i am incredibly magnetized for the creator and appreciator of beautifully detailed things. austen would have liked heather too. what austen did with words, heather does with details and creative thought.
bryce and lora, may your days together always read like the chapters of an austen novel: fluidly and beautifully! thank you so much for sharing your wedding day with me; it was unbelievable!!
“and how are you this evening my dear?”
“very well, only i wish you would not call me my dear.”
“because it’s what my father always calls my mother when he’s cross about something.”
“what endearments am i allowed?”
“well, let me think. lizzie for everyday. my pearl on sundays and goddess divine, but only on very special occasions.”
“and what shall i call you when i am cross? mrs. darcy?”
“no! no. you may only call me mrs. darcy when you are completely, and perfectly, and incandescently happy.”
then how are you this evening, mrs. darcy? mrs. darcy…mrs. darcy…”
(i pulled that from the final scene of the most recent pride and prejudice film. i love it!)
how are you this evening mrs. romney? :)
here’s to your love and happiness!!
and a very special thank you to rachel clare, whose work and character is also classically beautiful herself. i am so thankful for you friend!!

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