Feeling Nostalgic

My good friend Ashley and I have been gathering images to help create and album for a bride and groom. I know the experience is different for each person, obviously, but I get so nostalgic looking back at images that I shot. I know what my role was while I was there, and I hope I execute it well each time, but when I review the photographs and I feel everything that was happening all over again, it makes me feel, well, like I wasn’t there as a vendor, but rather there as a good friend of the family taking pictures. I love that. This family imparticular has become quite dear to me. I recently photographed Shayna’s sister’s wedding (you’ll see it soon too), and I am great friends with their mom. We text regularly and meet at Starbuck’s regularly, just for fun! I love them all so very much, and am grateful how this work has provided me with opportunities to find the people who always needed to be in my life!

Shayna and Alex, I am sending you both a big hug. Thank you for sharing all of these gorgeous memories with me!! Both of you are so kind and so filled with generosity of spirit and mind!! Thank you again for welcoming me into your family!!!

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Shayna and Alex, I know you are truly happy. I see it every time we are together, but I wish you year and years and of hearts filled with even more happy than you could imagine!! Much love to you both!! xx KJ

Causes Eyes to Sparkle

I am working on some images from a wedding I shot a while ago. I have been meaning to share every wedding, right after I shoot it, so each special day and all my brides and grooms gets the love and attention they deserve. Then, well, my real life takes over and one of my favorite pastimes (writing) and posting (all these pretty pictures) is put on the side.

I was glad when April was in touch. I LOVED revisiting their wedding; it filled my heart. I hope it always fills theirs when they see these! Just a few from their portrait session!!

Much love to you both!! Thank you for sparking the nostalgia in me!

Just read this…thought it was sweet and true. Here’s to the feeling we all love to love!!

Love-

“A wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes the eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise, and the lips to pucker. “

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