Katie and Joe were married on a warm summer day in St. Joseph, Missouri, where they now reside. The day was filled with plenty of laughter and tears, from both Katie and Joe as well as their loving crew of family and friends. Without further adieu, the short film of their day:
One of the reasons I love shooting wedding video is that sometimes it can show a moment in a different way than photography, due to motion. The below still frame from the video shows Katie and Joe standing on stage at Wyatt Park Baptist Church . They are beaming at each other. What the still frame doesn’t show you, but the video does, is how Joe is so excited after Katie finishes her vows that he can’t help but shake her hands in anticipation of being man and wife!
I love this moment during the reception where Joe and Katie look up from dancing to see Joe’s ring. The reception took place at the downtown St Joseph Holiday Inn.
This is my favorite moment of the day. It shows Joe wiping away a tear in the middle of a prayer he said after lighting the unity candle.
This last frame also reminds me that I need to give props to my secondary cinematographer and technical assistant, Brady Anderson. It was his call to set that camera there in hopes of capturing that last moment, and he pulled it off perfectly.
This image from Megan and Adam’s wedding on Saturday at the Ritz Charles in Kansas City was a combo of both the best and worst thing that happened at their wedding.
I say time and time again to all of my clients that I hope something goes wrong on their wedding day. I usually am faced with looks of confusion after such a statement but I know from experience that the things that go wrong on a wedding usually lead to the most memorable moments.
It happened on Saturday night to Megan and Adam. The power at the venue went out three times during their first dance pretty much ruining it in the eyes of most in attendance. I however loved it. Not only did Megan’s bridesmaid quickly chime in and start singing due the lack of music but later in the night Megan and Adam got the chance at a do over.
In a stroke of genius the Dj decided with only three songs left in the night to try again and asked the couple to come out on the dance floor so they could redo the first dance.
It was one of if not the best moment of the day. Close family and friends watched as an emotional Megan and Adam had their moment uninterrupted. It was magical and ultimately better than the actual first dance.
Congrats on a great wedding and thanks for being such great sports.
Happy Tuesday everyone.
As a change I am posting one image from Gretchen and Fred’s engagement session I recently photographed in Kansas City at the Kauffman Performing Arts center. Although we are committed to our documentary approach we love a beautiful portrait in perfect light and feel it is an essential part of our coverage of a wedding.
It was a beautiful night with some killer golden light! Looking forward to their wedding in October.
I had such a wonderful time photographing the Yungs in Shawnee Mission Park. Below are some of images of this loving family.
This job never gets boring. Even though I shoot in the same venues, the same list of characters, and the same overall time line of events, each wedding I photograph in Kansas City is 100% totally unique.
There has been no better example of this than Sam and Scott’s wedding at the President Hotel. I should have seen this coming when I did their engagement session and got cow poop on my pants. What I love about Sam and Scott and their families is that they are who they are with no regrets.
It was fascinating to witness this event. On one hand you had this perfectly elegant wedding at the President Hotel that dawned incredible floral arrangements by Blue Bouguet and on the other hand you had a DJ banging out dance club hits and dinner menus getting caught on fire. It was awesome.
What I love about this job is that no matter if a wedding is in the same building as the one before it is the people and the moments that set each one a part. Sam and Scott I said this to you at your viewing party and I will say it again, thanks for being you!
Ceremony and Reception- The President Hotel
Florist – Blue Bouquet
You got to see Brandon’s awesome short film a while back now you get to see my photos-
The eyelashes require a steady hand.