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Best Friends: Jenny and Ju {Part 1}

A few weeks ago, I had an amazing photo shoot that was the perfect collaboration!  I had the idea of doing a “best friends” session and knew just the friends that I wanted to photograph.  You see, before I got married, I was taking salsa lessons with Jenny and often admired Ju’s dancing.  Since then, I kept up with Jenny via Facebook, witnessing the fun times she and Ju had with their super stylish friends.  “Wouldn’t it be great,” I thought, “if I could photograph them?!”  Fast forward to a few weeks ago, and it all came together.  Before the shoot, Jenny shared some ideas that she and Ju had about things to incorporate into the session.  Once she told me that both she and Ju recently got engaged, I knew that I wanted to make the shoot a little special.  So, I reached out to Amberly of Wrennwood Design, and things got underway!

The outfits that Jenny and Ju wore for the first part of the session went perfectly with the design elements that Wrennwood Design brought and/or created.  I love how romantic their feminine dresses are with the open lace parasols.

When I mentioned that the two friends are super stylish, I neglected to mention that they are beautiful to boot!  I just love Jenny’s purple tights!  They bring an unexpected edge to her outfit.

And what’s not to love about Ju’s flowy skirt and blouse?!  I just love that, like Jenny, she isn’t afraid to add a pop of color with a bright berry shoe, as you will see later in the post.

Wrennwood Design did a great job of helping to dress up the space in subtle ways, such as with the pink and white tassels in the photo above and a cafe table set below.  Also, the white pinwheels she made helped to add some texture to the walls.

Those elements combined with the chalkboard signs and flowers that Jenny and Ju brought were just the right touch to infuse some fun energy into the session.  The chalkboard signs were such a sweet way to give a nod to their beaus.

I would imagine that the only thing better than getting engaged is getting engaged around the same time as your best friend.  When the stars are aligned, you get a chance to share in the excitement of wedding planning together.

Finally, no session that involves an engagement is complete without a ring shot.  Earlier, Jenny and Ju held signs with their fiances’ names.  However, they also wanted to share the location where they each got engaged.  So, I will end Part 1 with some images of their beautiful and unique engagement rings and a little sneak peek of their outfits for Part 2 of their shoot.  Be sure to check back to see the fun props that were used in the second half of the shoot, and feel free to check out Facebook for some more photos from Part 1.


  • Sasha Holloway - These are really nice. Love them and really love the umbrellas. I love your work.ReplyCancel

    • Kimberly Murray - Thanks, Sasha! That is a great compliment coming from you! I was so excited when I saw the umbrellas that the designer brought to the session. They were the first things that I gravitated towards. They are such a throw-back to an earlier time. I wish that they were commonplace today.ReplyCancel

  • Saadia Me'Chel - Great images! Those are some very stylish women! These images make me want to have some photos taken with my best friend!ReplyCancel

  • Tiffanie Page - You did such an awesome job on this session! I love them!ReplyCancel

  • Amberly Odom - Great photos Kimberly! Love the way you used that space!ReplyCancel

  • Tif Lester - Adorable! So happy for Ju Ha and her engagement (Jenny too, I just don’t know her ;) ) These pictures are beautiful! My favorite it the whispering over magazines…too cute! Love the best friends idea!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Yj Lee - ahhhhhhh Kim! These pix exceeded all my expectations. I LOVE LOVE them! I can’t thank you enough (and Many thanks to Amberly for all the creative props!) <3<3.ReplyCancel

  • LaRiche Danielle - Great job Kim!ReplyCancel

  • Ju Ha - WOW…. just WOW – Kim, you’re so talented! I don’t think Jenny Yj Lee & I were expecting to be blown away by how beautiful (& soooo romantic) these photos would turn out under your artistic eye! The shoot was so fun… but seeing the end product is amazing! THANK YOU!ReplyCancel

  • Simi Shonowo - wow these are amazing images! Great stuff Kimberly! Lovely work!ReplyCancel

  • Alita Anderson - Kim, you have been blessed with amazing talent. This pictures are absolutely beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Esther JuLee - what a super cute session! love the photos you got from it. :)ReplyCancel

  • Jenny+Ju Part II: Framed and Incognito » Kimberly Murray Photography - […] couple of months ago, I shared images from a best friends session I did with Jenny and Ju.  In Part I of their photo shoot, they wore soft, romantic outfits to […]ReplyCancel

  • Ju + Kory + 1 | Atlanta Maternity Photographer » Kimberly Murray Photography - […] day.  Later, I recruited Ju and one of her besties (Jenny) to model for a two-part styled shoot (Part 1 and Part 2).  Luck would have it that they both had recently gotten engaged at the time, so we […]ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Murray - Thanks, Saadia! I know what you mean. I totally want to gather up my sisters and do a photo shoot!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Murray - Thanks, Tiffanie! I had such a fun time doing it, too!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Murray - Thanks, Amberly! I couldn’t have done it without you! Your special touches really added that extra pizazz!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Murray - Yay!!! I was hoping that you would, Jenny! It was so much fun working with you and Ju. I can’t wait to show you the rest!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Murray - Thanks so much! That’s one of my favorites, too! I think it really captures the secret bond that best friends share.ReplyCancel

  • Ju Ha - Now I seriously can NOT wait to see PART 2!! Thank you so much, @[716440673:2048:Kimberly Murray] & @[46703725:2048:Amberly Odom], for making our engagements so much more special & memorable!!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Murray - Thanks, LaRiche!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Murray - That means so much to me, Ju! I love when my clients and models are pleasantly surprised by the results. It was easy to create beautiful images because you and Jenny are so beautiful…inside and out!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Murray - Ju Part 2 is coming soon. So much fun!ReplyCancel

  • Katie Tripp - Awesome pictures. Sooooo happy for you guysReplyCancel

  • Yajaira D Torres - I absolutely LOVE these pictures! So HYPED for both of you ladies (@[1062997774:2048:Ju Ha] and @[844855220:2048:Jenny Yj Lee]) Kimberly! great work!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Murray - Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Murray - Thanks, Esther! ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Murray - Thanks, Alita! I am enjoying this photography journey and really embracing the gifts I’ve been given.ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Murray - Thanks, Simi!ReplyCancel

  • Crystal Seward - WOW!ReplyCancel

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