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!!
An elegant Kansas wedding on a 75 degree day at The Barn at Schwinn Produce Farm in Leavenworth. Literally everything went so perfectly at this wedding, I couldn’t believe it! Amazing vendors like Sara Enderle (wedding coordinator) from Vintage Rentals KC and Derek Hoffman from Levity Events (DJ) + the amazing style of this bride and her wonderful friends and family topped off the perfection of the day.
Right in the midst of a stormy summer weekend in Northwest Arkansas, the sun shone for the entire Meinzer wedding. Several months ago I had the opportunity to shoot Jake & Kristy's engagement session at this rustic barn venue near Bentonville and it was fun to see it again all set up for their wedding day!! These two newly weds met in college. They hit it off right away, but despite a wonderful friendship, didn't start dating until almost 10 years later. They both view being friends for so long before getting married as such a blessing. They got to know each other and each other's families well in a no-pressure environment before dating which took a lot of stress away and made wedding planning a (relative) breeze!
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.