Jackie and Brian met on the water skiing team at the University of Kansas. She told me at our first meeting that they spent those days skiing all day and then camping out at night, partying with friends. I kind of wished I could have experienced that in another life. I knew two people who fell in love in that scene would be people I would like to know.
Jackie’s bridesmaids were either family or friends that she had known since, like, kindergarten. I have friends like that, so it was fun for me to see that same dynamic among them- stories upon stories- a million days of laughs built up. And all the moms were there too! Though I didn’t get to know Brian before the wedding day, I immediately liked him for the way he treated his friends, family, and Jackie. A kind smile and warm eyes. One of my favorite things about these two is how authentic and unfussy they are. they went with the flow and didn’t sweat the small stuff. Really looking forward to seeing you all next week!
What a gloriously real wedding this was.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Megan and Jacob. Megan values good photography to the core. From the beginning this was very impressive to me. Since then I have had the pleasure to know her sister and her sweet little niece when I photographed her in the studio as well as having Megan attend one of my workshops for amateurs, finally spending a wonderful afternoon with her and Jacob out in the country learning about them during their engagement session. Each step of the way I learned more about this wonderful couple and what makes them tick. In addition to Megan’s love for great photographs her love for Jacob, family, and a simple life came very apparent by the end of their wedding day.
In the first meeting with me Megan explained the wedding they were planning. It was to be held in Weston, Missouri with a very familiar feel with a ceremony in a quaint chapel and reception at the Weston Red Barn Farm surrounded by family and BBQ from Jack Stack. Everything sounded perfect to me. As the months rolled by and we got closer to the wedding day there was only one this missing to complete her vision of the day. This is where this wedding took a turn for me on a personal note. During their engagement session we got to talking about the day and the schedule and they asked my opinion about a good get away car for the ceremony. I happened to mention that I own a 1969 Land Rover. Jacob being a farm boy and used to … Read the rest
I used to run around dressed as Daisy Duke with a do-rag. Char seemed to dig the look.
Charlotte this morning before I left to shoot my wedding today. My late Nana’s necklace.
I am sitting here trying to think of how to articulate how much I love Marissa and Arna, and I am completely intimidated, because Arna is one of the best writers I have ever met, and for two days, I heard these two exchange some of the deepest, most sincere, and passionate words. So I will not be able to do justice with my words, but hopefully you will be able to get an idea of the extraordinary nature of these two people and their love from my pictures. You guys have been a joy and an inspiration to know. Slideshow coming…..