Yesterday I got to stand by my stunning sister-in-law's side in Central Arkansas as she married her best friend! I couldn't imagine a better person for Melanie than Hunter. He is a faithful man of God and a wonderful balance between sweet and goof; you can tell just how much he adores Mel. I had the great pleasure of watching/taking photos when he proposed and celebrating with family at their engagement, but it didn't feel real until she was walking down the aisle looking like an absolute princess and smiling ear to ear at the love of her life. These are the moments that I'll cherish forever. I'm so thankful she asked me to capture some bridal portraits for her a couple weeks ago and can't Wait to see the images from yesterday's ceremony by Lucas Finch Photography!!
Ryan & Jamie celebrated their union on a hot, June day in North Kansas City. The Courtyard at Briarcliff where the got ready was the perfect spot for their first look and bridal party photos in order to escape the 97 degree heat just outside the doors. Trezo Mare Restaurant's patio space was the backdrop for their ceremony and reception and thankfully some shade was provided by the building next door.
A sunny, Missouri wedding at the Weston Red Barn Farm with pastel colors, succulents, and the goofiest of wedding parties. For their wedding day, Holly and Chris envisioned a celebration! Having food, friends, family and dancing is the best combination... and especially since it was for the purpose of them uniting together! Holly wanted it to be special for the two of them and to feel every moment, the grass under her toes (because yes, she got married barefoot because she is awesome like that), watching Chris' facial expressions, laughing and smiling through their first dance because that's what he does to her, dancing with her best friend, and stuffing her face with cupcakes. In retrospect, I'd say her hopes and dreams for the day definitely came true ;)
A classy Spring brunch wedding at The Simpson House venue in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri. White walls, chandeliers and wedding cake donuts... yes please. These two ladies are some of the most amazing people I know... so thankful I had the opportunity to play a small part in their story!
A chilly, Spring wedding at my very own church in Olathe, Kansas! Eric & Amber tied the knot while surrounded by their closest friends and family members and then flew off to Thailand for their honeymoon!
A recap video of some of my favorite wedding and portrait images from 2017
A beautiful New Year's Eve Wedding at Town Square wedding venue in Paola, Kansas. Gold sequins and maroon colors with one of the prettiest rings I've seen!