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posted on 3:22 am
posted in Married, Wedding
Location: Loose Mansion
Cake: Cakes by Combs
Dress: Made by Kate
Officiant: Jill

Yesterday we headed over to Loose Mansion for Kate and Rob’s wedding. Kate and Rob are pretty untraditional, so as you can expect, they had a pretty untraditional wedding. Kate made her Victorian wedding gown (click here for pictures from her bridal session) and pretty much all of the details: her bouquet, the boutonnieres, the centerpieces, even the pens used to sign the photo mat. Before the ceremony, we headed down to Union Station for some fun portraits with Kate and Rob. The whole day was very relaxed and easygoing, which always makes our job easy and more fun :) Here are a few favorites, with Josh’s commentary…

As you all know, Kate made a very old-school dress, so I wanted to play with some stuff to give this shot a very old-school look. What do you all think?
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Kate got a sweet card from her mom
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Jenny caught Rob off guard in this shot. He’s actually smiling!
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The lone bridesmaid was upset he didn’t get to wear pink for the ceremony, so Kate gave him some socks to wear for the reception.
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Normally, I don’t post pictures like this, but I like to think of this blog as family friendly, and the other pics of the “Realies” don’t quite fit into that category:) Check the proofing in a couple of weeks for the more “fun” ones.
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One of my favorite ring pictures of the year
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Once again, Sam Combs did not disappoint
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As much as Rob doesn’t like having his picture taken, his mom was worse. I had fun chasing her around Loose Mansion taking candids of her:)
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As all the guests were leaving, and Kate working on 2 hours of sleep, she was still happy as can be
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And some details (all designed by Kate, of course)
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posted on 3:45 am
posted in Married, Wedding
Location: Nelson Atkins Museum

Today we met up with Kate for her bridal session. Now, when you check out these photos below, you have to know that Kate made this dress in it’s entirety. I saw photos of the dress on her blog, but when I saw it in person when she was wearing it, I was even more amazed at her talents. This dress is awesome! So we had fun wandering around the Nelson grounds taking some fun shots and I’m sure Kate’s excited to see the finished product in photos, so here are a few of our favorites…. (For anyone who is wondering why we’re posting bridal portraits before the wedding, Kate said she’s not superstitious and she brought Rob along to help carry stuff :). All captions by Josh

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This one’s for Kate’s Mom:)
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Since Kate made the dress, I tried to get as many detail shots as possible. Isn’t it an awesome dress?
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posted on 4:03 am
posted in Married, Wedding

Hair Salon: Ecklectica Salon
Makeup: Amy Head Studio
Ceremony Location: Country Club Christian Church
Reception Location: Hyatt Regency Crown Center
Catering Coordinator: Sarah Reid
Flowers: 18 Flowers
Cake: Caren’s Cakes
Band: Michael Beers Band
Videographers: Van Horn Video

Yesterday we spent the day with Lexi and Nathan. The weather was amazing for late November and Mizzou won, so that made for a great day. Practically everyone in the bridal party and families (as well as Lexi and Nathan) are MU alumni, so we had a great morning/late afternoon of getting ready/watching the game/listening to the game :). Lexi and Nathan decided to see each other before the ceremony so we could get most of the photos done while it was still light outside. After the ceremony, we headed to the Nelson for some nighttime fun, silhouettes and painting with light. Here are a few favorites from the day…

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The flowers were absolutely stunning!
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The first meeting
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Nathan’s last single meal
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The beautiful chapel
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I loved the silhouettes cast by the new buildings by the Nelson
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and another one
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Some details…
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posted on 10:13 pm
posted in Favorite Vendors

As a wedding photographer, I get lots of perks from going to so many weddings. One of my favorite perks is trying out all the different kinds of wedding cake! I have to say that I’ve eaten a lot of wedding cake, and Jenny and I both agree that Sam from Cakes by Combs makes the very best wedding cake in town. Max and Ava’s birthday party is coming up this Saturday, so we decided it would be fun to have Sam make some birthday cakes for the kids. I then took it a step further and thought it would be neat to take some pictures of her doing what she does best, making some cake. So, here are my favorite shots from today’s shoot with Sam.

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My favorite shot of the day

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posted on 1:36 am
posted in Married, Wedding
Wedding Planner:Kindra from Simple Elegance
Ceremony Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church
Reception Location: Leavenworth Country Club
Flowers: A Floral Affair
Cake: Just Cakes
Limo: Dave from A Girls Night Out Limo
DJ: Jimmy from Complete Music
Comments: Josh

Yesterday we spent the day with Tina and Bryan, who got married in Leavenworth. Now, just to clarify, we did take a photo in front of the Leavenworth prison, but neither Tina or Bryan served time there. Apparently when you get married in Leavenworth, people start to wonder if you have special ties there :). Anyway, we had a great day with Tina and Bryan and did some things we’ve never done on a wedding day before…we visited the Carousel Museum, St. Mary’s Campus, McDonalds, and the prison. All in all a great day, and we really lucked out with some beautiful weather! Here’s a sneak peek for Tina and Bryan before they head out on their honeymoon tomorrow…

A quiet moment after their first meeting
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After the ring bearer stepped onto Tina’s dress and got into trouble, he found these cones (all by himself) and marked off boundaries of where we could all go.
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Then he spied on me through a cone.
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Jenny got this sweet shot through the balcony
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A pic of the newlyweds in the Lover’s Cup at the Carousel Museum
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A shot of the guys…
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and a shot of the ladies
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The gorgeous bride…
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and the gorgeous wedding party
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A couple of portraits
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I’m Lovin’ It
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Throwin’ some signs
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I always tear up during the father/daughter dance, and I loved this shot
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Gotta cut Footloose (the girls never tired of the dancefloor)
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The Groom’s cake, and my favorite ring shot of the night
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Some details…
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