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Kelly + Jason | Riviera Maya sunrise beach portraits

April 27th, 2015

After Kelly and Jason’s fabulous Riviera Maya wedding, we planned a sunrise beach session before coming back to Kansas City. It was earrrrrly so we kept it fairly brief – but we got some amazing shots. Love so much that these two were willing to get up early and do this! Enjoy.

 

After Kelly and Jason’s fabulous Riviera Maya wedding, we planned a sunrise beach session before coming back to Kansas City. It was earrrrrly so we kept it fairly brief – but we got some amazing shots. Love so much that these two were willing to get up early and do this! Enjoy.

Riviera Maya sunrise beach portrait session

Riviera Maya sunrise beach portrait session

Riviera Maya sunrise beach portrait session

Riviera Maya sunrise beach portrait session

Riviera Maya sunrise beach portrait session

Riviera Maya sunrise beach portrait session

Riviera Maya sunrise beach portrait session

Riviera Maya sunrise beach portrait session

Riviera Maya sunrise beach portrait session

Riviera Maya sunrise beach portrait session

Riviera Maya sunrise beach portrait session

Riviera Maya sunrise beach portrait session

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Kelly + Jason | Riviera Maya Destination Wedding

April 23rd, 2015

I’m so excited to share the highlights from Kelly and Jason’s destination wedding at the Ocean Maya Royale resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Kelly is a supremely talented portrait photographer so of course, I was super honored to be chosen to capture hers and Jason’s wedding day. They and the whole crew of guests were […]

 

I’m so excited to share the highlights from Kelly and Jason’s destination wedding at the Ocean Maya Royale resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Kelly is a supremely talented portrait photographer so of course, I was super honored to be chosen to capture hers and Jason’s wedding day. They and the whole crew of guests were simply a blast to spend the week with and I cherish the memories and fun from that week! The ceremony and reception was held beachside and the weather was perfect; sunny and clear, warm without being blisteringly hot. I absolutely had so much to photograph it was ridiculous, and the blog post reflects that! Below is the slideshow, and the still photo highlights follow! Tomorrow you can look for a new blog post featuring their “day after” sunrise session!

Chamberlain wedding from Sarah Dickerson on Vimeo.

Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

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Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

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Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

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Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

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Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

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Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

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Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

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Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

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Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

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Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

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Riviera Maya | Ocean Maya Royale destination wedding photos

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Ben + John | Kansas City landmark engagement

April 11th, 2015

I had the distinct pleasure of spending some time with Ben and John as we visited numerous Kansas City landmarks for their engagement session last fall. Of course, as you all know I am terribly behind on blogging and am rushing to catch up as I have so much to share. I felt it imperative […]

 

I had the distinct pleasure of spending some time with Ben and John as we visited numerous Kansas City landmarks for their engagement session last fall. Of course, as you all know I am terribly behind on blogging and am rushing to catch up as I have so much to share. I felt it imperative to share this session today, as I will be departing shortly to document their wedding day! Congrats in advance guys…and for the rest of you, you can look for wedding highlights right here.

Kansas City engagement photography

Kansas City engagement photography

Kansas City engagement photography

Kansas City engagement photography

Kansas City engagement photography

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Whitney + Sam | A fall Topeka wedding

February 7th, 2015

Continuing on my blog catch-up is Whitney and Sam’s late fall wedding in Topeka. It was a gorgeous fall day with golden sunlight on the last of our fall color – a great day to shoot out at the Topeka Country Club (Sam is an avid golfer). LOVED their wedding party shot on the green! […]

 

Continuing on my blog catch-up is Whitney and Sam’s late fall wedding in Topeka. It was a gorgeous fall day with golden sunlight on the last of our fall color – a great day to shoot out at the Topeka Country Club (Sam is an avid golfer). LOVED their wedding party shot on the green! This is yet another wedding I worked with my dear friend Lyn Scardina, a longtime Topeka wedding planner who is retiring this spring and who I will miss very much when she relocates to the Carolinas!

As per usual, their video starts things off, with still photos below. Enjoy!

Wempe slideshow from Sarah Dickerson on Vimeo.

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Topeka Kansas wedding photography

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Ceremony: Most Pure Heart of Mary
Prep and Reception location: Topeka Ramada

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Stacey + Phil | engaged….and some quick 2015 studio notes

February 5th, 2015

Today I’m featuring a special couple – because it’s my sister and her fiance! (no, I am not shooting their wedding! 😉 ). They get married in just a short 10 days from now, on Valentine’s Day. We did this session last fall, at the last minute, in an opening I had come available. What […]

 

Today I’m featuring a special couple – because it’s my sister and her fiance! (no, I am not shooting their wedding! 😉 ). They get married in just a short 10 days from now, on Valentine’s Day. We did this session last fall, at the last minute, in an opening I had come available. What a gorgeous day it ended up being.

Before we get to the photos (I know you want to see them!), here’s a quick studio notes for this season. First, I’m almost booked for weddings for this year, so if you are interested in getting on board, do so quickly! As of now, most of my availability lies in November and December, though I do have scattered dates available through the rest of this year. 2016 inquiries are *just* starting to roll in. So…you think you want to have me photograph your big day, and perhaps your engagement session. How does this work? First of all, give me an email to get the downloadable price list and wedding guide. My weddings start at $2650, and although I do have packages, they are highly customizeable. If you really like what you see, great, let’s talk! We can schedule a time to meet in my studio in Liberty, MO for a consultation – or via phone or skype if you aren’t local. At that point, you’ll have a contract that I’ll go over with you. If you decide you’d like to book your date, I do hold all wedding dates for clients for 72 hours after the initial consultation. After that time, dates become available and are first-come, first-served. Meaning, the first bride and groom to submit their signed contract and retainer for a date get that date. It’s the only fair way to conduct business, especially for highly sought-after dates during peak season!

Secondly, portrait sessions – which include families, boudoir, seniors, and pet sessions – I’ll be releasing dates for my mini session dates and boudoir marathons for ALL of 2015 next week. I will also release new full-session pricing, which will be greatly simplified this year, at that time. I’m very excited about this year and plan to unveil a lot of new options for sessions shot at my studio in Liberty, that I’m pretty darn excited about! Please note that I will only be shooting mini sessions on set mini session dates! Otherwise, I book full sessions. Look for the full details on these mini session and boudoir marathon dates next week, and a link to my new portrait pricing! It’s not too early to start thinking about spring sessions, holy cow, it’s getting into February already!

So, now that all of the housecleaning is done, here’s Stacey and Phil!

Kansas City fall engagement session

Kansas City fall engagement session

Kansas City fall engagement session

Kansas City fall engagement session

Kansas City fall engagement session

Kansas City fall engagement session

Kansas City fall engagement session

Kansas City fall engagement session

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Kansas City fall engagement session

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SDP’s annual boudoir marathons are here!

January 7th, 2015

I’m very excited to announce, in conjunction with CaraSue Hall of Dalla Cima Salon, my two boudoir marathon dates for 2015! Perfect for brides-to-be, for a birthday or anniversary present, or just because. The two options for these hour-long sessions are: 1. $399 – includes digital files with print release, 1 hour of photography, and […]

 

kansas city boudoir portrait marathon session

I’m very excited to announce, in conjunction with CaraSue Hall of Dalla Cima Salon, my two boudoir marathon dates for 2015! Perfect for brides-to-be, for a birthday or anniversary present, or just because. The two options for these hour-long sessions are:

1. $399 – includes digital files with print release, 1 hour of photography, and professional hair and makeup on-site
2. $450 – includes a 6×6 “little black book” (album), 1 hour of photography, and professional hair and makeup on-site

The two dates for this year are Saturday, February 7th and Sunday, April 12th. If you are on the fence about doing a session – DO IT! These will likely be my only marathon dates in 2015. Once wedding season starts, it is nearly an impossibility for CaraSue and I, who both work a lot of weddings, to have a common weekend date available. However, my full boudoir sessions are available at any time of the year on weekdays.

These sessions are shot in my studio, which is located in a 100+ year old Century Home just off the downtown square in Liberty, Missouri, featuring gorgeous hardwood floors, vintage furnishings and simply stunning natural light. Most ladies can get 3-4 complete outfits photographed in this length of time.

Please email me if you are interested in booking! A $100 nonrefundable deposit (can be transferred to another date on the off chance you should be ill or otherwise!) is required at booking, and the balance is due the day of the session.

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Lindsey + Anthony | Kansas City’s Town Pavilion wedding

December 18th, 2014

Well, sports fans…(as my dear Grandmother would say) here we are! Back to blogging weddings. There are some amazing couples I cannot wait to share with everyone in the coming weeks. Kicking it off are Lindsey and Anthony, who pulled off the most ELEGANT wedding day at the Town Pavilion in Kansas City. We had […]

 

Well, sports fans…(as my dear Grandmother would say) here we are! Back to blogging weddings. There are some amazing couples I cannot wait to share with everyone in the coming weeks. Kicking it off are Lindsey and Anthony, who pulled off the most ELEGANT wedding day at the Town Pavilion in Kansas City. We had a bit of a conundrum when we reached the wedding day, with a wind advisory issued and winds gusting over 50mph (yes, really!). That obviously did not allow us to do outdoor photos until after the ceremony….but we rolled with it! The rotunda in the building was so expertly decorated, it did not matter in the least. Many thanks to the fabulous Sharon Ko for all of her help on this day…she’s one of the reasons I really enjoy shooting at this venue! Without further adieu, please enjoy Lindsey and Anthony’s magical day, both in video and still format below!

Heyle Kovac slideshow from Sarah Dickerson on Vimeo.

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Town Pavilion wedding Kansas City

Ceremony and reception: Town Pavilion
Floral: Studio Dan Meiners
DJ: Kate Esquivel
Catering: Shining Stars Catering