This week’s “Throwback Thursday” is from Ashley and Rudy’s spring wedding just a few years ago. I think we can all agree that Ashely was absolutely STUNNING and I’m still in love with the pre-ceremony photos we shot at her parent’s home that day. Their property is absolutely gorgeous and because it had rained that morning, there was glow in the environment that gave a fairytale feel to their images. It was magical!
I rounded out my weekend of engagement sessions with Loran and Dustin. By the start of our session, the wind had kicked up and the clouds had rolled in but they toughed out the chilly wind for some gorgeous Downtown Kansas City skyline photos! They’ll be celebrating their wedding at one of Kansas City’s most gorgeous outdoor locations but it’s more of a rustic aesthetic so getting some downtown shots for their engagement session is a nice juxtaposition.
Today’s Throwback Thursday isn’t much of a throwback – it was this time last year we were celebrating this amazing wedding (one of my very favorites of all time). Ok, ok, I’m pretty biased this was one of my favorite weddings because these are two of my favorite people. My brother, Brian was one of the grooms and my brother from another mother, Grant was the other. I flew into Atlanta in time to be at their civil ceremony on March 1st (happy legal wedding day today!!) and then 3 days later on Saturday we celebrated again with their ceremony and reception for friends and family. Our close family friend (my parent’s next door neighbor for the last 30 years) Judge Charles Droege officiated the ceremony which made it even more special for the Douglass family and I not only shot the photos, with tons of help from David but I also had the honor of doing a reading and giving a toast which I only bawled about half way through. Ok maybe all the way through. I wish I could step back in time and relive that week- it was so special and fun and we all had a ball!
After what seems like a winter that won’t end (ok, I know it’s still February, but I’m dying for summer!!) the challenge for this engagement session was to make sure the photos would coordinate well with a tropic beach wedding yet to come. Brooke and Kaulin are planning a destination wedding on the beach and plan to use their engagement photos in their invites so we wanted to make sure the images will entice their guests to join them for a warm summery wedding, even though their photos were shot on a cool, winter day!
Happy Sunday – happy long weekend!
When I was considering which 2017 to share here on the blog next, I was thinking about how I wanted to showcase one of my favorite wedding venues, The Bride and The Bauer. I usually shoot a few weddings per year there and will soon be sharing another wedding from last June but today I’m so happy to show off what a gorgeous wedding Cori and Adam hosted there last April.
The Bauer has so many fantastic nooks and crannies that are just a photographer’s dream. From the lovely bride’s room and the groom’s “den”, the huge loft sized windows surrounding the main event space and the textured walls….I love utilizing every space they have to offer.
Cori and Adam brought in the most amazing details and were surrounded with joy and love all day. Just look at those amazing bouquets!
I’m so happy to be sharing this couple today because as I looked back thru all of their sessions and their wedding it brought back so many wonderful memories and joy. Kayla is truly one of the nicest people you would ever meet and Brock is so sweet and fun to be around. I’m so lucky that only a few years after their wedding their little one came along meaning I get to see them more often.
Today I’m featuring Maggie and Mason’s wedding from last July because there were so many parts and details from that day that I just love.
Maggie looked absolutely stunning that day and don’t you just adore the paper flower bouquets carried by the bridemaids? A special moment that I’ve never before seen at a wedding was when the DJ (Nick McCabe with Icon Event Group) cleared the dance floor and invited all of the guests outside to prepare for the big exit. Once the room was clear he played one last song for Maggie and Mason to share alone. It was so romantic and sweet and a moment I’m sure they’re remember forever.
It’s engagement season which means it’s also engagement session season! It’s still winter here in KC so we many times have to use the old indoor stand-by Union Station. Luckily Lindsay and Jon were brave enough to step outside for a few before we froze.