Katie and Will and Saturday

Doesn’t that just sound sweet? Katie and Will. Will and Katie.

I adore it.

And them.

And in 4 days they will be Mr. and Mrs. Katie and Will.

Even more adorable.

I love thinking about this on a wedding day:

To everyone else in the world it’s just a normal Saturday, or whatever day of the week it is. Laundry has to be done, beds changed, soccer games attended, played, and of course, won. Children are dropped at birthday parties, grocery lists are made and checked off, pets are taken to the dog park, bikes are ridden and then left on the grass to feel the sprinklers of the next normal day. Just normal, mundane, chores are accomplished that are required to prepare for the week. But this Saturday will always be special to Katie and Will, because it has, already been etched as theirs. Their very own day, that gets to be all. about. them. To everyone else it will be just another day, but to them, it’s the day they promise, so much, for forever.

Saturday, every year, will always be, their day!! I can’t wait to be there to celebrate their first day as a married couple! Thank you, Katie and Will, for asking me to be a part of your day; I am so looking forward to being there with you and all of your most important people! Thank you for touching my heart and make it, and me, smile! Here’s to you both!! xx KJ

The Sweetest People. Ever.

The sweetest, sweetest, sweetest, sweet, sweet, sweet, sweetest, sweetest, want to hang out with them all the time, sweetest. couple. ever. Their wedding is coming in a few months and it is going to be SO GOOD!!!!! Thinking about them right now makes me smile. They are the people I want to “coffee” or “lunch” with regularly. They are so FUN, and SO happy and  SO smiley!! AND so excited to be married and I am beside myself to spend more time with the sweetest couple on their wedding day, which is going to be ridiculously cool and SWEET and perfect, just like them!!!!

I hope I communicated how great I think they are and how excited I am to be a part of their celebrating!!! :)

Here’s to them and their sweet!!! :)

Are you in LOVE with them too? I know, right? They are SO awesome! SO cool and just so sweet!!!! And her dress? I want it in every color!! ;)


When I was younger and so in love with the idea of finding someone to love I remember a conversation I had with my mom in regards to the topic. I wanted to know how it would feel to truly know love and to be able to recognize when it was in my life. My mom didn’t say anything cliche: It’s just a feeling; you just know when you know; your heart feels the happiest ever. Nothing like that, although some cliches said of love can be true. She did, however, tell me, “You will know your truest love when you find the person who compliments your true self in the best ways.” Then she went on to say love [romantic] isn’t something to run into, that a wedding day doesn’t make up for a lifetime of experiences that need to happen to help your character prepare, etc., because she wanted to direct my attentions (I was very young at the time), on school and other goals I had set for myself. I caught her drift immediately. My parents are and have always been so wise. When I did meet Jaren I understood what she was trying to communicate. Her words resonate with me often, almost every weekend, in fact; I think about them particularly when I shoot engagement sessions and weddings.

April and Jason are the most prepossessing compliments of each other. I loved how comfortable they were together and how comfortable their relationship made me, and I am certain makes others!

I look forward to sharing more of them, their families, best friends, and their celebration in a month’s time.

For now, a few sweet moments from their engagement session in LA’s Art District.

April and Jason, I was so inspired by the two of you!! My compliments to you both!! ;) Much love, KJ

These next three are my FAVS:

And all of these super close 2nds to the favs:

We turned a bit of music on; these two are GOOD dancers!! ;) Can’t wait for the party party of the wedding!!

ps April, you are so enchantingly beautiful!! I can’t wait to see you as a bride!! Jason is very, very lucky!! ;) xx


Kara, Kyle, the Field, and the Football

This is the truth: I am behind. Really, really, behind. I have sessions and weddings dating to almost a year ago that still need to be posted. The other part of the truth: I am keeping some of them under wraps for the big release of my new site. (Which is under construction, but is coming soon!!! Good things take time, lots of it!) The other truth, why I have waited so long to post these, is because I knew they were going to make me so homesick for these two, and sure enough, wouldn’t you know it, they did. I wanted to hop a flight to Jacksonville, buy a piece of property, and live half my time in Florida, next to these two, and the other half at home, with my family. ;) My Fall weekend in Florida was so restful, even though we filled it with two days of shooting, it was still one of those weekends that you just love because you spend it with people that you love so much! We caught up, ate homemade meatloaf (you’ve turned so Southern,Kara), had dinner out with the team, took a ride on the A1A, talked all about the life of an NFL player (That was so fascinating!! So much I didn’t know, but was so interested to learn!!) shared all our funniest-current stories, we brunched (I LOVE TO BRUNCH!) talked wedding of course, and on my last day I got my own personal tour of the Jaguars’ empty stadium (Oh, and I hand carried an autographed football and legit NFL gloves on the plane to take home to Gunnar; he slept in the gloves for weeks, and will only practice with that ball.) The time, like always, went too quickly. I was so thankful for the trip and so thankful for the time we had together!

I knew these images were going to make me miss them. I also knew they were going to make me profoundly grateful they are in my life!! They both infuse such a spark! They always have!! I felt so filled after my weekend in Jacksonville, and  so very excited for them on so many levels, mainly that they have each other to run life’s plays with! ;) I love them both, very much and am SO excited for their nuptials next year! The details that are forming are ridiculous!!

Like I said we shot for two days so the image roll was significant, and like I shared I am saving some of them for the release of my website!!  For now, I’ll let these leak! ;)

Kara and Kyle, Thank you again for the great trip to the “South”! Thank you for the fun memories and our great weekend together! I am so happy for you both, so very happy!!

My Favorite:

She’s got that great Victoria’s Secret hair and there is such a good relaxed Sport’s Illustrated vibe:

I had to giggled at how the football showed up in most of these like it was their baby; I guess it kind of is right now-metaphorically speaking!! ;) We ditched the “baby” for a couple! ;)

Not bad, Baby!K and K, Thank you again for the great weekend, and for all the memories!! Much, much love to you both!! xx Kam

Enjoy a few more!!

“After years of admiring Kamee’s work, I knew I wanted her to shoot my wedding. As a matter of fact, I knew she would be my photographer before I even knew who my husband would be. She has a way of capturing the most beautiful parts of a moment – whether that be the small smile your partner gives you when he thinks no one’s looking, or the sassy attitude you shoot back his way when he’s teasing. She gets to the real soul of a couple, of a person. She has a way of deep-diving right into a conversation and has the ability to create an instant friendship. That relationship makes you feel at-ease, and comfortable. Being comfortable, and natural, is beautiful. And Kamee gets that.

When we did our engagement session, my fiance and I had a few ideas in mind that we shared with Kamee. Not only did she work with our requests, she ran with our small ideas and found a way to make each one an awesome reality. To her, no idea was too silly to try. I can only imagine the photographer’s nightmare I must be, but Kamee was always game. You want to shoot on a sunny beach at high noon? I’m in. You want to have your dog in some shots? Rad. You want to play tackle football with your 240 lb. fiance? Let’s do it. The best part about Kamee is that she really takes everything and improves it. You give her a small idea, she gives you big results. You give her a grumpy fiance, she gives him a reason to smile at you. You give her a few hours, she gives you breathtaking images to remember a moment you didn’t even realize you’d never want to forget.” – Kara Bosworth

Something So Right

There is something about these two that is just so right. They are that feeling that everything is going to be ok. They are your heart that skips a beat when you get really excited about something. They are the moment of clarity we all seek. They are the goodness we all hope to be. They are the calm we wish for when everything feels like it’s spinning. They are the laughter that makes all gloom disappear. They are the love we feel deeply and truly.

I felt all that from hanging out with them for two hours. They make you feel so loved, and so happy, and so good about being yourself and alive!!! Imagine what they get to feel from each other, each day! I adore these two. Am so happy to be a part of their celebration this year!! Here’s to Tawney and Sean and a love that makes me smile, just thinking about it!!

Enjoy the slideshow with a few more from their session!! Much love to you both Tawney and Sean!! So excited for September!!

Tails To My Kite

Time to dust off the old blog.

My first shoot of 2013 will make a great lead to a great year!!

My good friend has a plaque hanging in her home. I love it. I think it’s so sweet, so fun. It is a list of paired, partners, I guess. :)

I had Jaren take a picture of it because I thought I would somehow make a version of it for our home.

During Stephanie and Asaiah’s shoot, several of the phrases from the plaque kept coming to mind. They are all of these iconic partners all mixed into one. I am so happy for them. So happy they have each other, and am so happy to be a part of their wedding this year!!!

Stephanie and Asaiha, may you always be the tails to each other’s kite!

And may these images fly all of us happily into a new year, filled with great adventure and much love!!

Happy New Year, Everyone!!!

just good and nice

i love everything about these two. they are just good and nice people, on every level!!

i have only been with them twice but during both our meetings they have made me laugh, feel happy, and know that even though we have only met twice, they will be my friends for life.

they have also made me realize that love is a gift, and we are so lucky to share it!!

on that note, a little bit of love from beka and jon’s engagement session!!

xo to you both and everyone who see’s these images today!!

london love: erin and brett’s engagment

there is a place i love very much. i went to high school there and later studied abroad there while in college. i will never change my citizenship, but london will always be my home town.

funny enough, to call it a home town and not visit it regularly. it took 15 years since studying abroad for me to return to the city where i discovered so much of myself. i was so happy to have had the chance to re-live and re-love all of it with erin and brett, and my good friend shannon, whom i stayed with while visiting.

after erin and brett’s shoot i went to see a show: singing in the rain. so appropriate for so many reasons: i was raised watching that show and LOVING it, it rained the majority of erin and brett’s shoot, and well, it rains most of the time in london!! during the intermission i felt so overwhelmed by so many things. this sounds a bit silly and odd, but i found myself getting emotional. i texted shannon. she texted back, “You’re just emotional right now. Jet-lag. Reunited with your city. Odd shooting in the London rain. Singing in the Rain. It’s okay, go with it.” it was ok! i was totally ok, better than ok. i was home and was crying because i felt so happy!!

go with it i did!!

i felt the reconnect with myself that i needed.

i don’t know if i will ever be able to properly thank erin and brett for the experience and opportunity they offered me. it was surreal doing something i love so much in a place that is so dear to me. thank you, erin. thank you, brett. from my heart, thank you!

i have been excited to share this shoot, but have also waited a bit because it made me so homesick to sort through everything (the olympics did too!!). thank you erin and brett for your patience!!!

i am so excited to be able to be a part of their wedding celebration in a year’s time! i feel blessed to have them in my life!! thank you again for this unforgettable experience!!

much love to you both and to a city we all love!!!

xxoo kj

enjoy a few more in the slideshow below.

again, much love to erin and brett for the indescribable experience, that even though i know happened because i have documented proof, still feels like my fondest dream!! xx



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