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Tammy + Brian: Kansas City Wedding Photography

March 21st, 2010

I shot Tammy and Brian’s very snowy wedding reception a mere 48 hours after Erin and Mike’s engagement session below. Can you believe that? Ca-razy stuff. Tammy contacted me last week with a last minute request to shoot their reception – she and Brian had already tied the knot in Mexico (LUCKY!) and were having […]

 

I shot Tammy and Brian’s very snowy wedding reception a mere 48 hours after Erin and Mike’s engagement session below. Can you believe that? Ca-razy stuff. Tammy contacted me last week with a last minute request to shoot their reception – she and Brian had already tied the knot in Mexico (LUCKY!) and were having a reception for family and friends back at home.

Quite a hand was dealt by mother nature – while we were excited about the chance to do some shooting out in the snow, we were NOT excited by the fact that the wind was gusting to 25mph+ and even 5 minutes out and any uncovered body parts turned bright red. There was NOTHING to stop the wind, and it felt like being in a wind tunnel. With snow. That hurt. Tammy especially was all for it, and was such a trooper for even setting foot outside in her dress!! Not once, but twice! We had to work fast with lighting to keep everyone from getting frostbitten, but below are a few shots from the reception itself as well as our snowy excursion outside.

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…a few quick, informal bridal shots of Tammy…
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Now, on to spring? Please?

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Erin and Mike: Kansas City Engagement Session

March 20th, 2010

Erin and Mike drove up all the way from Emporia, Kansas Thursday evening for their engagement session. That’s not all – they actually were in Emporia for the week from Mississippi! Lucky they were; as I sit here blogging this session we have 3 inches of snow on the ground, and our good friend Gary […]

 

Erin and Mike drove up all the way from Emporia, Kansas Thursday evening for their engagement session. That’s not all – they actually were in Emporia for the week from Mississippi! Lucky they were; as I sit here blogging this session we have 3 inches of snow on the ground, and our good friend Gary Lezak said we are expecting 4-8 inches of additional snow before the day’s over (should make for an interesting wedding reception I am shooting this evening!). But no, it was in the mid 60s and the sun made a rare, rare appearance for their session – the only glitch was that their photographer was a bit under the weather, but as I do….I deal. 🙂 Actually, you could set a bomb off behind me when I am shooting – so I tend to ignore the fact I’m a bit miserable until I’m sitting in my car after the session.

I’ll be shooting Erin and Mike’s wedding this August in Emporia at a couple of GORGEOUS, historic venues – so you’ll be seeing a lot more from this couple right here!

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Megan and Jeff: Kansas City Engagement Photography

February 14th, 2010

I always encourage couples to do an engagement session with me if I’m shooting their wedding, and it’s because it “breaks in” the photographer-client relationship. Call it a dry run, if you will. You get the uncomfortable stiffness in front of the camera out of the way, and you get to know me and how […]

 

I always encourage couples to do an engagement session with me if I’m shooting their wedding, and it’s because it “breaks in” the photographer-client relationship. Call it a dry run, if you will. You get the uncomfortable stiffness in front of the camera out of the way, and you get to know me and how I work. Come wedding day, me being all up in your face with my camera is old hat. (well, maybe not IN your face, but….) Well, I got to know Megan and Jeff a leeetle TOO well Saturday as when we were shooting at Union Station towards the end of the shoot, I fell down the stairs. I fell DOWN THE STAIRS. In my hurry to get a new memory card, or maybe another lens…I don’t even remember, I just remember completely missing a step with my foot and going oh *@!*&$ before I even started going down because I knew what was coming. I fell down 3 or 4 steps, and ALL that stopped me was Megan and Jeff’s legs. With my 5D Mark II in my hands. Luckily, the camera is just fine and I’m a little stiff but (hopefully? tomorrow is the 2nd day after!) ok.

But that’s just a small part of the day. It was a decent day – cloudy but still and at least not frigid, and we had fun. We got coffee, we visited, and we shot like crazy. Mike Tsai (of 4Honor Photography) who will be second-shooting for me some this year, joined in for a while to try a lens as well. We went all over the Crossroads District and Union Station, and here are the results.

Thanks to good friend Lori Fetterling for helping with lighting! Megan and Jeff, I am very much looking forward to shooting your wedding next January, you all are a blast!

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Megan has the brightest smile ever!
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love, love this shot.
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Megan was super brave to bare her arms outside! brr!
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Callie and Adam: Kansas City Engagement Photography

February 1st, 2010

Callie and Adam are a seriously awesome couple. Callie is new to Kansas City, having moved here from Alabama. She contacted me to do their engagement session a few weeks ago, since it was going to be a bit difficult to have shots done back at home. All I can say is that I’m seriously […]

 

Callie and Adam are a seriously awesome couple. Callie is new to Kansas City, having moved here from Alabama. She contacted me to do their engagement session a few weeks ago, since it was going to be a bit difficult to have shots done back at home. All I can say is that I’m seriously jealous of their wedding photographer – because they will have it EASY with these two! They have a serious connection as well as an uncanny ability to work it out for the camera! They were so at ease and had so much fun, all I had to do was some minor directing and shoot away! Guys, I hope you enjoy these as much as I’ve enjoyed prepping them for the blog.

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A Mizzou fan and an Alabama fan. Uh. Oh.
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Isn’t tiny, 4 month old Bella adorable?
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seriously. ridiculously. HOT.
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