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posted on 2:48 am
posted in Married, Wedding
Ceremony Location: Highlands Community of Christ
Reception Location: Heritage Hall
DJ: Craig Loftis with Elite Sounds

Yesterday we spent the day hanging out with Jennifer and Gerrit. They had a beautiful ceremony at Highlands Community of Christ. As a surprise, Jennifer’s dad sang ‘I loved her first’ after he gave her away. After the ceremony, we headed over to Heritage Hall in Liberty for the reception. Here are some favorites from the day…

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I don’t know what was going on here, but Jennifer looks like she’s having a ton of fun!
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I told Jenny this was the next camera I wanted to get:)
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Here is Jennifer’s dad singing to Jennifer during the ceremony, such a sweet moment…
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and here’s Jennifer’s reaction
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I love when I plan a shot in my head, set it up, and then it turns into something completely different than what I envisioned. This would be one of those times.
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I finally set up some off-camera lighting during the dances and here are some sweet shots of the father-daughter dance and mother-son dance.
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There was so much love going around, even the ringbearer got in on the action
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Jennifer and Gerrit’s reception was a rockin’ party! Everyone was smiling, dancing and having a great time. It makes our job easier when all of the guests are really enjoying themselves.
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I don’t even know what’s going on with the Santa-pimp-red hats, but it was funny and made for some nice photos
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I can’t remember what song they were singing, but they were really, really into it!
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It’s been awhile since I’ve seen a good old cake smashin’
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Even Grandma got in on the action
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Of course, the rings
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A serious one right before we left
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A few of my favorite detail shots from the day. You’ll see the gorgeous cake, the church with some nice flare, some pretty snow outside the church, the liquor they picked up from Sam’s Club (shame I couldn’t bring my camera in), and a nice message that the groomsmen wrote for Gerrit:)
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Jennifer & Gerrit, I really enjoyed hanging out with you guys yesterday!

posted on 2:49 am
posted in Married, Wedding

Ceremony Location: Heritage Hall
Reception Location: Heritage Hall
Cake: Cakes by Combs
Makeup: CaraSue Hall

Yesterday we had a fabulous day with Amanda and Bryce! We had so many plans to go all over town taking fun photos. But then it iced and then it snowed. For hours. And it didn’t stop. Most people would have just pouted and had boring lined up posed photos inside the ceremony location. But not Amanda, Bryce, and their bridal party… they were awesome about taking pics out in the snow and freezing! After everyone was dressed and ready to go, we spent some time in the Steeple Inn (where Amanda and Bryce were staying) taking some fun photos. We also ventured out into snow around the inn. On the way to Heritage Hall, we stopped at a few fun locations around the Liberty Square for a few more photos. Luckily, the snow finally tapered off and most of the guests were able to make it to the ceremony. Here are a few (well, more than a few:) pics to hold over Amanda and Bryce while we edit the rest (as usual, comments by Josh)…

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I love when Wii happens
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The first meeting
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Amanda, Bryce and the whole wedding party were such troopers braving the cold and snow.
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I had never seen a groom juggling snowballs in a tux before. I can cross that off the list of things to see before I die. Thanks, Bryce:)
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I love the “I’m frickin’ cold, and I’m pissed at you for making me do this!” look on Amanda’s face. Thank you guys so much for braving the cold weather for the sake of capturing some great pictures. I couldn’t have asked for a better couple than you two!
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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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