The Thursday Tout! ~ The Candy Cottage

I have seen this quote several places and wish I knew the original source because it is so true. ”When you buy from a local business, you are not helping a CEO buy a third vacation home. You are helping a mom put food on the table, pay a mortgage,

New E-Newsletter! Are YOU on the list?

Today I launched volume one of the KJ Bradley Photography newsletter!  Hopefully this will be a resource for clients and friends to get inside news about specials in a convenient format.  It is short and it will only be sent out periodically so your e-mail box will never be junked

Oh No You Don’t

The hardest pictures to take usually involve groups with children ages 2-4.  Children alone are easy peasy.  Put them in a group with siblings or their family and be ready to hustle!  This family’s two little boys are adorable, and completely different.  The little one was determined to be independent

A Picture of Optimism and Determination

Words cannot express how proud I am of this gorgeous young lady!  As a community college student, she was my right-hand assistant.   Being the oldest of 6 children in a declining economy, she worked multiple jobs to manage the expenses of education.  No matter what obstacle she faced, she

2012 Fun Run for Charities

Reach out Rocky Mount’s Fun Run for Charities an annual event that raises money for local non-profit organizations.  This year’s run held on May 12 definitely lived up to its name!  I was honored to be asked by event organizers to take pictures.  The participants were inspirational and the volunteers

The Dancers

Let’s face it.  I am a natural light portrait photographer.  I specialize in capturing people’s beauty, character and personality in photographs that will be special forever.  I understand aperture and shutter speed, but I don’t know too much about the technical aspects of pointe and hip hop dance.  Many photographers

It’s Time to Hit the Beach!

I don’t know about you, but I am ready for sandy toes and salty kisses!  Some of my favorite memories are from family time on the beaches of North Carolina and some of my favorite photographs were taken there, too.  Now is your chance to schedule your family session at

We Had So Much Fun!

It is a great feeling to hear clients say they love their pictures when they see sneak peeks and preview galleries.  After all, creating portraits that bring joy to others is one reason I started this business.  However, the BEST feedback I get is regarding the experience of the photo

Showing Off

Small children often don’t have the patience for to sit and pose for formal portraits.  Rather than risking “meltdown” I often structure a session like a play date with formal photos tucked in between lots of fun.  Happy children are smiling children, and isn’t that what it’s all about?!  This

75th Annual 4H Meat Animal Show and Sale

Sometimes I play the role of a professional portrait photographer… seeking the perfect expression, composition, exposure, background, etc.  Sometimes I play the role of compulsive, snap-happy Mom with a camera.  This week, I was the latter.  My boys showed a Cloverbud goat and a lamb at the 4-H Livestock Show