I am finally getting the chance to get caught up and blog some of the incredible weddings I shot last year. Madeline and Sam are such a pleasure to be around. I first met Madeline a few years when she was a bridesmaid in a wedding I documented for Ashley and Phillip. The following year I ran into her again at another wedding where she said to me that I would be shooting her wedding one day. I love when that happens and I love it even more when it comes true. So this wedding more than a few years in the making. Let me tell you it did not disappoint. The wedding took place in the backyard of Sam’s parent’s house in Sedalia, Missouri and was the perfect combo of elegant and comfortable. I loved how relaxed everyone was. I also learned people from Sedalia really know how to party. I am not sure I remember a dance floor staying that packed for as long as it did. Craziness. I was honored to be a witness to it all.
Onto the photos-
The flower girl getting her hair done.
Love this photo of Madeline and her sister. Madeline was the official fake eyelash installer for all of her bridesmaids and her sister was having some trouble getting used to it.
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I am really excited to bring back Teaser Tuesday! I had my first wedding of the year on Saturday and wanted to share two images from Carrie and Alex’s wedding at Pennway Place in Kansas City.
Carrie and Alex were the perfect kind of clients. I have never seen anyone be as cool as they were with just letting things happen as they happened. Laid back is an understatement when describing these two.
Here are two of my favorite images from the day for Carrie and Alex to enjoy while their feet are in the sand this week.
First up is a moment minutes after Carrie and Alex were married. I love the light in this photo. They came down the “aisle” and shared a very quick hug and a kiss as husband and wife. The kids were awesome at this wedding. I love to call this joy and pain.
Congrats Carrie and Alex! Enjoy your time at the beach.
Those of you who follow this blog know Courtney and Michael pretty well by now. Tyler and I did a teaser Tuesday about them, and then last week Tyler posted a full post about their wedding. This time I’m giving you their short film.
This film represents something that all wedding films should represent. A film maker is there to listen to the client. They should do everything they can to bring to light the things that are most important about the wedding day. For Courtney and Michael, that was the ceremony itself, and the love that it represented.
Courtney and Michael are rare. They have such an incredibly touching relationship not only with each other but with their families that I was having trouble keeping up with all the emotion that was displayed on their wedding day. I knew this one was going to be an emotionally gripping wedding when our scheduling meeting took over 3 hours. They had a lot to tell me. They even have named the meeting room in our studio “the cry room” as it seems like every time they are in there someone sheds a tear. What I loved about their wedding was how much meaning they packed into their day. It was remarkable how much thought they put into things. Even more remarkable was how unguarded and real they and their families were the entire day. It was such a joy to observe. Family history was a major (and powerful) focus for the day. For over 100 years Courtney’s family members have been married in at St Lukes Lutheran Church.
It was incredible to watch them get married in the same church as so many had before. The vibe during that ceremony was quite unlike anything I had experienced before. Emotions were running high the entire time. To complete the day they had their reception at the Hobbs building with catering by Feasts of Fancy, hands down my favorite wedding food in Kansas City. The reception was a rocking party all night thanks to the energy not only Courtney and Michael … Read the rest
I finished off the season in style at Ellen and Brian’s kick ass New Years Eve Wedding at the Gallery in Kansas City. I loved this wedding so much that I was too excited to wait till Tuesday to share it. So you get a sneak peak early.
These two know how to party and how to keep a party going. Their energy was infectious.
Here are two of my favorite images from the night-
Love this shot of Ellen and Brian and their closest family and friends right when the clock struck midnight. What an awesome way to welcome in the New Year.
Ellen on the bed in their hotel room at 1:00 a.m..