Haley and Sam got married in Downtown Kansas City on October 12th at The Guild KC. We spent the day belting out Taylor Swift songs, mean mugging to dirty rap music, and laughing our asses off as Haley’s family graced us with a choreographed dance to Africa at the reception.
Guys…. this wedding is why I love my job. Not because it was held in the Hobbs building down in the West Bottoms of Kansas City WHICH I AM OBSESSED WITH but because I called Julia the day before her wedding to go over any wedding day concerns and she just said, “Just do whatever you wanna do, I trust you.”
I'm so happy I met these hotties up in the mountains of Salt Lake City (Christian understood all of my movie references, and for that I have to throw a shout out to him because most people think I'm psycho when I quote old 90's movies). On this day we drove around the canyons in SLC Utah, took a short hike, climbed some rocks, and took some pretty insane pictures.
As I am writing this in a cafe an Edinburgh, Scotland I want everyone to know that destination weddings are 100% possible and not as daunting as it seems to plan. They are a way to experience a different culture, bond with family and friends, and party really fucking hard (You're getting married! Why not go big!)
I asked my gal pal Britt Crowe to shoot this wedding with me, and together we crushed it. Seriously, I edited over 2,500 photos of Vanessa's wedding to give to her. We were both so stoked on how beautiful it all was... but also more stoked on the fact that Vanessa fed us cake from her bare hands as she cut her cake.
I met Brad and Dani last month when they inquired to me about shooting their engagement party at a Horse stable that they own and operate together. They both have such a passion for family that they threw a party so that both Brad and Dani's families could meet and hang out before they tie the knot in France next year. They didn't want anyone to feel uncomfortable, and they wanted everyone to feel like family by the time of their wedding celebration. I loved this idea, it was so personal and beautiful to see everyone mingle and meet.
I met Austin and Haley last year at my friends Mackenzie and Kyle's Wedding in Austin TX. We sat down next to each other at the reception and bonded over skateboarding, living in California, and wedding cakes. They have been together for almost 8 years and are still so obsessed with each other that at points it brings tears to my eyes. Seriously, you should find their wedding video on the internet.. it'll bring actual tears to your eyeballs.
Last Saturday I had the absolute pleasure of shooting one badass rock and roll wedding. In a church that looked just like the one from A Walk to Remember. Sara is a singer songwriter in Kansas City! From what I heard from speeches at her wedding, Sara had giving up on love and marriage long before Chris slide into those Dm's about wanting to play bass for her.
Last year Jessica reached out to me in one of the best ways you could reach out to a photographer. Telling me that she loved my work and wanted to immediately book me for her wedding. As a wedding photographer and small business owner I put so much integrity and time into making my work and my business stand out, so when I get people that truly value me and aren't just shopping for the best deal, I just want to virtually give them the biggest hug and tell them thank you for making me feel like all my hard work is paying off.