Married: Jennifer & Ralph

Posted by on Jun 18, 2010 in Married | 2 Comments

Ceremony: Redemptorist Catholic Church
Reception: Sawyer Room Eric & Jodie are wonderful to work with, we LOVE them.
Catering: Brancato’s YUMM!
Bartenders: 3 Blondes & A Martini
Cake: Icing on the Cake YUMMMMMMMMM!!
DJ: CD Producktions with karaoke (always fun!)
Limo & Trolley: Horizon Limousine

I really could ramble on and on about all the things that I love about weddings. I’m sure Jenny could do the same.  There’s just something about two people committing their lives to each other, supporting each other, LOVING each other, that just gives me the chills.

The LOVE that Jennifer & Ralph share is like no other.  I saw it while shooting their fall engagement session at the Nelson & Kauffman Gardens, and it was evident all day last Saturday as well.  And not only the love they share, but the connections they have with their families and friends.  The way Jennifer’s dad looked at her right before walking down the aisle, the tears Ralph & his mom shared during the mother/son dance.  Those are moments that really hit home why we do this.  Witnessing people in their happiest moments enjoying each others company, learning from them, and bringing those experiences into our own family.  It’s powerful.

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Married: Jenny & Nick

Posted by on Jun 9, 2010 in Married | 4 Comments

Videographer: Daniel from Complete Video

I knew that Jenny & Nick’s wedding was going to be awesome after shooting their super fun engagement pictures .  What I didn’t know was how hot it was going to be.  And, it was HOT, but no one really complained, Nick & Jenny got married, a few tears were shed, and we all partied the night away.

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My wife works HARD to get the shot :)

Photographer dancing with guests as she's taking a picture.

In Their Own Words: Catharine & Richie

Posted by on May 1, 2010 in In Their Own Words | No Comments

May’s In Their Own Words brings us another look at Catharine and Richie.  A couple who had breakfast at their reception dinner, yes, BACON for dinner at a wedding.  Again, it’s wonderful to hear all the cool stories that people remember from their weddings, so here’s Catharine and Richie’s most memorable images and why.

Catharine – This is one of my favorite pictures from my wedding because of the moment it captured. My maid of honor was getting ready to put on my veil, and all my other bridesmaids came over to help. In some sort of attempt to be funny, I had planned on saying “Gather around peasants” but mistakenly said “Gather around pheasants”. I love how hard everyone is laughing at my lame joke gone wrong- especially Erica (second from left) who I think just said something like “Did she really just refer to us as wild birds?” This picture reminds me of how much fun I had that day with my favorite people in all the world. I’m so glad Jenny snapped a picture at this moment. To this day my friends are still making pheasant jokes.

A bride laughing with her bridesmaids at Loose Mansion in Kansas City, MO.Catharine – And speaking of perfect timing- I had to throw in this picture. It’s incredible! This is of our friend Josh who as you can tell was having a great time at the reception. This picture becomes even better when you know this was him letting loose to Kelly Clarkson’s “Since You’ve Been Gone”.

A man jumps at a wedding reception at Loose Mansion in Kansas City, MO.

Richie – My dad finally got put on the other side of the camera.  He’s the guy at family events who gets real serious about pictures, we’ve all learned to just walk away when he gets his camera out.  We had been knocking out some classic family portraits and as Josh was taking his shots, my dad was simultaneously taking pictures over his shoulder, even throwing in his two cents at times.  Josh just knew my dad likes putting on a show so threw him in front of the camera.  This captured so much of my dad’s personality and Josh did a great job of handling that personality.
A smiling man with a camera.

Catharine – I had such a hard time narrowing down my favorite pictures from the wedding because I love so many of them. But I knew this one had to be in here. First of all, it is a beautiful photograph. And secondly, I love the emotion it captures. I had been doing well all day up until about this moment when I got insanely nervous. Walking down those stairs into the crowded room of people staring at me seemed terrifying- but having my dad there made it all ok. I have the greatest dad in the world, and if my mom hadn’t told me afterwards, I would have had no idea that HE was insanely nervous and emotional this whole time too. That is just like my dad to stay strong all day to make it easier on me.

A lovely moment of a father walking his daughter down the aisle at her Kansas City wedding.Richie – This is during the toasts and I love the nonverbal communication captured here.  Dan (best man) and I lived together for four years during undergrad.  By this time, Dan had been working the best-man toast for a while, I wasn’t sure what he’d do to me but I didn’t expect to be let off lightly.  Dan’s eyes are saying, “yeah, I went there”, I’m firing back with, “seriously!?!?”  and Catharine’s laughing at me thinking, “seriously Richie?!?!”

A bride laughs at her groom during the best man's speech at Loose Mansion.