I had the pleasure of meeting and spending the afternoon with a spunky 7 year old named Savannah. I met her through her Dad and soon to be Step-Mom who also happen to be a 2012 wedding couple of mine. As wonderful as it was meeting and getting to know Ryan (distinguished groom) and Karen (blushing bride) at our initial meeting and their engagement session, spending the afternoon with them and Savannah really took our relationship to a new level. It helped me so much in getting to know them and what they are like outside of my studio.
Seeing the 3 of them hang out this afternoon and play around town showed me the fun people that they are and the love that they give and that will help me so much more for their upcoming April wedding. Enjoy a few images from our afternoon together. Just a few short months until I get to hang with them again. Looking forward to it even more now!
When I first met Cat and her mom, it was an instant connection over love for family, soccer, running, and how to throw a good party. Brett was just as much an instant friend with his warm presence and love for one of my husband’s favorite things- golf. I love the clean vitality of these two- they are just a picture of happiness and health. I love that they both love being active and that they laugh a lot. I love that every time we got together, it became a party, with both families present.
On the wedding day, Cat and Brett lived the whole spectrum- they laughed so hard it hurt, and they shared personal love letters during their ceremony that brought the whole house to tears. It was such a good party that there will be stories that will last a lifetime. Love you guys. Here’s a peek at my last full wedding of 2011.
I’d like to share with you the short film of Gina and Justin’s wedding. If you haven’t, make sure to read Tyler’s blog post about Gina and Justin. As he mentioned, the toasts were something that brought the house down (in a good way). He also talks about how Gina and Justin were themselves on their wedding day with no apologies, and he wasn’t kidding. One of my favorite moments of the day happened where I least expected it: the first kiss. Up on the altar in front of all their guests, Gina is not satisfied with just one kiss. She pushes into Justin for a few more, ecstatic with the magic of just being pronounced man and wife.
The short film of Gina and Justin:
or view it on Youtube for those who like that site better: Gina + Justin
|Ceremony||The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Kansas City, Missouri|
|Reception||The Clubhouse on Baltimore Kansas City, Missouri|
|Music in Film||“Lift Off” by The Capsules|
I met Gina’s parents before I met her. They both came into the studio for a meeting and I immediately knew this was going to be a great wedding to photograph and more importantly a great family to document. I loved how down to earth and grounded they all were. I loved how they were completely themselves with no apologies and made their wedding day reflect that. It was great to be able to watch them all show the family they are.
There were a few highlights of the day for me. The first was Gina wanting to surprise Justin with a custom hot rod get away car after the ceremony. What a great moment as Justin, who is a car nut, comes out to see flames shooting out of the exhaust pipes of a spotless red piece of art. Then at the reception Gina’s dad gave the best father of the bride toasts I have ever heard. Brandon will be posting his film of the day at a later date so you will have to watch that to really get the feel of how great it was, but the general idea revolved around the idea of driveways. He talked of their driveway and how many people over the years had come to their driveway and left from their driveway, some to never come back. He talked about how Justin had come to their house via their driveway. He wished Gina and Justin a life full of great memories and important people coming to their driveway. It was fantastic. Just went to show again how much this family valued the ones close to them.… Read the rest