As I wrap on another year of being a photographer and small business owner, I am overwhelmed by the support, love, trust, and kind words you have all had for me and my incredible crew. You’ve welcomed me and the KJAD crew into your lives and families not only in 2022, but over these past 20 years, and there isn’t a day that passes by where I don’t think about how lucky I am for it all.
Being a wedding photographer, and furthermore having the opportunity to photograph senior portraits, family photos, holiday photos, headshots, community events, or events for local universities, truly is the best career… especially for me. I love what I do, strive to better myself each day, and take what I do with the incredibly seriously so that I can better serve my couples, their friends and family.
Thank you for all of the likes, shares, referrals and continued support to me and Knot Just Any Day. I believe that being kind, helpful, and caring is integral to what we do… and being our best, always, is all we can offer in return. I hope to keep doing it for decades to come.
Capturing your lives is an honor and a privilege. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Let’s keep making memories together.
“Do you remember when we were strangers…?”
Rebecca and Phil celebrated their beautiful traditional wedding at The Radisson in Scranton, PA in December of 2022. Their ceremony, where Rebecca posed the question above, took place in the Radisson’s Lobby in front of a floral-clad Hexagon. This was also the design theme of their wedding, in homage to Phil’s love of Organic Chemistry. Phil noted in his vows the importance of the hexagonal molecule Benzene for its stability, “as its component parts come together in a favorable way…in the right orientation, in the right space, and with the right energy” and how it represents his loving relationship with Rebecca.
As the evening turned to night, loving moments, heartfelt speeches, and support from their friends and family set the tone for the reception.
We won’t reveal too much more, but we’ll leave you with the second part of Rebecca’s question.
“…but I’m also asking you to remember so much more; the complete montage of our relationship.”
Then scroll through for a montage of their Wedding Day, from Wedding Photos to their Wedding Film (grab the tissues before you hit play), both of which we are so honored to have had the opportunity to capture.
Photographers: Steve & Nick
Videographers: Stephen & Stay
Venue: Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, Scranton, PA
Dress Shop: Ever After Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom’s Custom Tux: Tom James Company
Band: The Nerds
Rings: Brilliant Earth Company & Hitched Philadelphia
HMUA: The Bridal Above
Flowers, Decor, & Lighting: MCR Design
Wedding Cake: Minooka Pastry
Entertainment: Soundbar Entertainment
We’re so excited to share our favorite photos from Scott & John’s Westmoreland Club Wedding!! Steve & Nick spent the day with them from Groom Prep at their home through their reception. They captured quiet moments of them in their home, photos with their beloved Saint Bernard, their marriage certificate signing, a quick classy photo shoot in the Westmoreland Club’s Terrace Room turned Speakeasy with a pair of cocktails, and lots, lots more.
Their wedding day was truly remarkable, from the people around them to how they planned the day and the aesthetic. You could feel the love and care the families and guests have for them, and the camaraderie that tethered the grooms to their groomsmen (and vice versa) was tangible. The day was also filled with fun and lightheartedness. Officiant, Dave, kept things both touching and gleeful. Not to mention, Scott and his mom, Ruthie, broke it down to “The Twist,” and smiles and good times filled the Westmoreland Club during their reception.
Some of our favorite photos came from our time with them in the Terrace Room at the Westmoreland Club, where they took the classic Georgian look of the venue and turned it into a contemporary speakeasy.
On a joyful day filled with love, kindness, support, and fun, we can’t thank these two enough for having us create, capture, and archive such an important day in their lives.
Check out more KJAD Westmoreland Club Wedding Photography in our blog section!
PHOTOGRAPHERS: Steve & Nick
Ceremony & Reception: Westmoreland Club
Entertainment: 570 Events
Tuxes: Haberdashery Custom Tuxedo, Forty Fort, PA
Tuxes: Mr. Shop, Syracuse, NY
Accessories: Tag Heuer Formula Chronograph
Florist: Back Mountain Floral
Florist: Floral Designs
Transportation: Westmoreland Club Shuttle
Check out their First Dance Song!
After a little break in the action, we’re back and adding to our 2022 Summer Engagement Session Series! This time we took the trip down to Cape May to capture Engagement Photos. So, we’re doing a little beach bloggin’. Well, blogging about engagement photos on the beach, not blogging from the beach. Although, we might be on to something with that idea. Just like Alyssa and Bill were on to something with the idea of a Destination Engagement Session for their Engagement Photos.
After some not-so-cooperating weather got in the way of the original Washington D.C. plans, Steve and Nick hopped in the car to meet Alyssa and Bill on their vacation in Cape May, New Jersey to capture their engagement photos. They made it down at the perfect time for an evening walk around the town of Cape May, ice cream, and a quick stop at Congress Hall before catching the sunset on the beach.
We were honored enough to have the opportunity to capture photos and video at Kiki and Dave’s Wedding at Congress Hall in Cape May, NJ, last spring. So, we know all the possibilities and stunning backdrops the town and beach have to offer, and it was great to use that experience to create something special for Alyssa and Bill. Because to us, that’s what it is all about. Capturing great memories and creating great art for great people.
We’ll be celebrating with these two at Stroudsmoor in the Poconos in what is already just a few short weeks from now! So there will be much more to share!
Summer is here and we are out and about doing what we love like it’s our job! (Wait a minute…) One of the best parts about our job is meeting with future KJAD Couples, getting to know them, and being given the opportunity to create for them during their engagement session. So, while we spend the weekends capturing the weddings of our 2022 Couples; during the week, we’re in full portrait session mode, including spending time photographing engagement photos!
Earlier this year, we wrote a blog on the “How To’s” when it comes to Winter Engagement Sessions (psst..click here if you’re planning ahead), and now that the sun is out and the warm weather is here to stay, its time to give spring and summer sessions the same love! Only this time…it’s a series. Starting with Kendra + Matt at the Mary Stegmaier Mansion in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
Here is how Matt proposed in Kendra’s words:
“Matt and I met during our time together on Luzerne County Council. One day, he told me we were going to the courthouse to support his dad for an award he was receiving..there was no award, but Matt proposed in the place where it all started! Our families were waiting close by to celebrate!”
And that all led to us meeting at the Mary Stegmaier Mansion in May to capture these early summertime engagement photos. We are so, so excited to celebrate with them in 2023!
It’s the second installment of our Summer Engagement Session Series! Now, this was technically a Spring session just as the trees were coming back into bloom, but with the beautiful blue skies, sunshine, and lush greens of the Huntsville Golf Club, how could we not include Marlee & Tim’s photos!?!
This session with Marlee & Tim kicked off our Spring/Summer engagement photo season, and what better way to take in the sun than with these two on a golf course? When the days are getting warmer, the sun is shining, and the greens are greenin’, golf courses/clubs are a great place for engagement photos during mid-spring to early summer. So, if you and/or your partner are members of Huntsville Golf Club, Fox Hill Country Club, Glen Oak Country Club, Glenmaura National Gold Course, or one of the other local clubs, these are beautiful locations to keep in mind for really any portrait photography session.
As for Marlee & Tim, we can’t wait to celebrate with them in 2023 !!
Steve is now featured on Shotkit! Shotkit is a great resource for photographers in any field at any skill level to get an in-depth look at the gear photographers around the world are using everyday! Photographers can get advice, read reviews, view tutorials, and much more and we’re so happy to be a part of this community! To see Steve’s Shotkit, click here.
over the 2021 holiday season, we received one of the highest compliments we can get as artists in our industry: Kaitlyn reached out to us via email to express how meaningful her sister Kara’s Wedding Film was to her and their family, and asked us to capture her wedding day with Ryan just a few short months later at District Winery in Washington DC. so, in early spring of this year stephen and stay from our crew arrived in D.C., met with familiar faces, and prepared to tell the story of another Maloney Family milestone!
it’s been such an incredible honor to have the opportunity to archive and create at every turn for this wonderful family, and we are so grateful for the responsibility.
P.S. you can also see Kara & Rob’s Wedding Film here after you watch Kaitlyn & Ryan’s! https://youtu.be/PEWLWnFgKrM
Videographers: Stephen & Stay
Venue: District Winery
Dress: VOW Floral + Formal
Rings: Mervis Diamond Importers
HMU: MAB Artistry
Lighting & Entertainment: Dan Goldman Events & Production
Photographer: Sarah Culver Photography