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Kristen + Brendan | Ball Conference Center wedding (and some gorgeous light!)

October 19th, 2011

Kristen, Brendan, their families and wedding party were a blast to work with. Their wedding last Saturday at Hillcrest Christian Church (and reception at Ball Conference Center) were CHOCK FULL of personal touches – Kristen’s mother did the decor! This was truly a fall wedding – everything about the colors and the day screamed out […]

 

Kristen, Brendan, their families and wedding party were a blast to work with. Their wedding last Saturday at Hillcrest Christian Church (and reception at Ball Conference Center) were CHOCK FULL of personal touches – Kristen’s mother did the decor! This was truly a fall wedding – everything about the colors and the day screamed out “October!” And our stop after the wedding to do bride and groom and wedding party portraits? I really don’t need to say anything, just look at the images below. Timed oh-so-perfectly with the absolute best light of the day, these are some of my favorite images of 2011. Big thanks to Kelly Knetter for assisting, and BIG congratulations to Kristen, Brendan, and their proud families!

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Ceremony: Hillcrest Christian Church
Reception: Ball Conference Center
Floral: KC Flower Girl, Erica Smail
DJ: Premier DJ

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Danielle + Tyler | Redeemer Lutheran and Ball Conference Center wedding

September 28th, 2011

The second of last weekend’s doubleheader was Danielle and Tyler – they of the right-up-my-alley aviation-themed engagement shoot last spring 🙂 These two had just as gorgeous a day as Ashlee and Chris had the day before – sunny, light breeze, PERFECT temperature. It was another awesome day and this one was so filled with […]

 

The second of last weekend’s doubleheader was Danielle and Tyler – they of the right-up-my-alley aviation-themed engagement shoot last spring 🙂 These two had just as gorgeous a day as Ashlee and Chris had the day before – sunny, light breeze, PERFECT temperature. It was another awesome day and this one was so filled with emotion and “awww” moments that myself and second shooter Mike Tsai were able to capture, that there’s a fair amount of photojournalistic shots in this blog post. From Danielle’s touching, tearful opening of Tyler’s card and present to all of the incredible moments we captured during the reception, this day was SO full of “awwww….” moments. Here they are!

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Ceremony: Redeemer Lutheran Church
Reception: Ball Conference Center
Floral: Buds to Blooms

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Lindsay + Aaron | Great Overland Station Topeka wedding

August 31st, 2011

Lindsay and Aaron. What a SUPER sweet couple. They had rain on their engagement session day; it only served them right that they had bright sun on their wedding day. And the luck of a Topeka fire truck in the Wendy’s parking lot by the state capitol; Aaron’s a Topeka firefighter so it only was […]

 

Lindsay and Aaron. What a SUPER sweet couple. They had rain on their engagement session day; it only served them right that they had bright sun on their wedding day. And the luck of a Topeka fire truck in the Wendy’s parking lot by the state capitol; Aaron’s a Topeka firefighter so it only was fitting we got some photos by it! Lyn Scardina again did a fantastic day of planning this wedding with a fabulous reception at the Great Overland Station. Many thanks to Nancy Sikes for assisting and shooting along side me. Congrats to you two and I hope you are having a great time in Costa Rica!!

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Ceremony: St. Matthews Catholic Church
Reception: Great Overland Station
Flowers: Simply Stunning(Lori Zirkle)
Planner: Lyn Scardina, Events!
DJ: Power House DJs

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Jill + Joel | Manhattan United Methodist Church and KSU Alumni Center wedding

July 20th, 2011

And here we are, folks – the wedding season is already halfway over. Jill and Joel’s wedding followed the same theme as many of this summer’s weddings, and certainly all of July’s – HOT – with actual temperatures in Manhattan registering right around 102 degrees. This wedding was a fun one despite the extreme heat […]

 

And here we are, folks – the wedding season is already halfway over. Jill and Joel’s wedding followed the same theme as many of this summer’s weddings, and certainly all of July’s – HOT – with actual temperatures in Manhattan registering right around 102 degrees. This wedding was a fun one despite the extreme heat – we had a fun wedding party that, after the ceremony, raced around Manhattan on the party bus getting fun shots at about every landmark in town. We had two fathers who gave SUPER awesome toasts – Joel’s dad had me laughing with his creative “presentation” (and it was just that – he PREPARED!). And we had Willie the Wildcat. What else would you expect at a wedding reception held in the Kansas State University Alumni Center? Below are the photos, from my last “Wedding Wednesday” blog post for a few weeks. Yours truly is departing Friday on a 9 day vacation (did I mention the studio will be closed? 😉 ) – my blogging is updated until I return and start shooting again, but please DO look for, in the place of the usual WW highlight blogs, two informational wedding posts, the first of which will be an article on simple ways that you, as bride and groom, can make your wedding pictures even MORE fabulous.

Well, I’m signing off for a while (a quick note that while on vacation I will only be checking email and voicemail every several days – I’m camping so it’s a bit difficult to stay connected, but that’s what vacation is for, right) – but I leave you with Jill, Joel, Willie the Wildcat, a crazy wedding party, some loving parents, a lot of HOT PINK details…and a super fabulous wedding day.

xoxo

Sarah

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..we headed from the hotel directly to K-State Gardens, where Jill and Joel did their first look. LOVED the outside venue for this – it allowed me to use a really long lens, and really step back into the background.
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….ahhh, back to the church and air conditioning!
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proof that I don’t just take pretty, flowery photos of wedding parties. This group got DOWN after the ceremony…and we started with a street-blocking shot in Aggieville.
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…then a crazy ride on the (insanely hot) party bus to the stadium, and an usher-requested ninja-jump around Jill and Joel. 🙂
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Ceremony: First United Methodist Church, Manhattan
Reception: KSU Alumni Center

 

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Abby + Brad: Atchison, Kansas wedding photography

May 18th, 2011

Abby and Brad are awesome. I truly enjoyed working with these two – and Abby’s kids Parker and Payton – all the way through their engagement and wedding. Abby was always chock full of location ideas and as you can see, it paid off on their wedding day! Last Saturday dawned cold and windy – […]

 

Abby and Brad are awesome. I truly enjoyed working with these two – and Abby’s kids Parker and Payton – all the way through their engagement and wedding. Abby was always chock full of location ideas and as you can see, it paid off on their wedding day! Last Saturday dawned cold and windy – and cloudy – but at least dry. From the fun times while the wedding parties got ready, right through the two’s super-sweet first look, and on to our shooting around Atchison and the reception, the day was a blast! I’m super excited about the bride and groom shots we got of the two, as well. Many thanks to Mike Tsai for once again second shooting, and Abby and Brad – with as chilly and dreary as it’s been here lately (and CONTINUES to be…), I’m super jealous of you two in Jamaica!!

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Parker and Payton were both a very big part of the wedding day.
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Abby’s “accessory” 😉
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you are gorgeous, girl!
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what’s that? The SUN? (don’t get too excited, it was out for a total of two minutes!)
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after we finished the wedding party portraiture, we stopped in the Riverhouse (supposedly one of the most haunted buildings in Kansas!) for a beverage.
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Ceremony: Trinity Lutheran Church
Reception: Atchison Heritage Conference Center
Bride’s dress: J Crew
Hair and Makeup: CH Makeup Artistry, CaraSue Hall
Flowers: Birdie’s Backyard
Transportation: Streetcar Shuttle

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Katie + Jeremy: married | Marysville, Kansas

September 29th, 2010

For the second week in a row, myself and my second shooter Dale Foshe were blessed (tongue-in-cheek) with rain on wedding day – last week’s was a hot, steamy, summer-like storming rain, and this past Saturday’s wedding with Katie and Jeremy was the opposite – a downpour followed by a cold, windy, drizzly day that […]

 

For the second week in a row, myself and my second shooter Dale Foshe were blessed (tongue-in-cheek) with rain on wedding day – last week’s was a hot, steamy, summer-like storming rain, and this past Saturday’s wedding with Katie and Jeremy was the opposite – a downpour followed by a cold, windy, drizzly day that was more representative of a mid-November day. Meaning, I’m glad I brought LAYERS.

Undaunted, everyone forged ahead with the day and luckily the timing was such that it was dry when we needed to be outdoors. Married at St. Malachy’s Catholic Church in tiny Beattie, Kansas, Jeremy and Katie went back to their roots for their wedding day (Jeremy’s great-great-grandfather (or maybe there is another great in there – one of the FitzGerald family can correct me!) founded the town – and we shot in front of the old stone house he lived in). The house was a surprise to me  – and so, so cool!

Here are the highlights of their day.

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a big baseball fan, Jeremy had members of the wedding party sign a ball for the ring shot. Great idea!
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all this getting ready stuff gets boring pretty quick for a kiddo..
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we had a VERY brief view of the sun right at sundown..
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Ceremony: St Malachy’s Catholic Church
Reception: American Legion, Marysville, Kansas
Bride’s Dress: Mia’s Bridal
Cake: Sandy Swart Cakes

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Stephanie and Cole: married | Hays, Kansas

September 1st, 2010

Where to start with this day? I really looked forward to Stephanie and Cole’s wedding day, that is, except for the 4+ hour trek across Kansas at o’dark thirty towards Hays. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – something about central and western Kansas fascinates me. It’s GORGEOUS. Yeah right, Sarah? No, […]

 

Where to start with this day? I really looked forward to Stephanie and Cole’s wedding day, that is, except for the 4+ hour trek across Kansas at o’dark thirty towards Hays. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – something about central and western Kansas fascinates me. It’s GORGEOUS. Yeah right, Sarah? No, it truly is. And just as amazing are the people. Not only does everyone know everyone, but true small-town Americana still exists. People wave as complete strangers drive by. In tiny Schoenchen, Kansas, where Stephanie and Cole both reside and where they were married in the sole church in town – St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, houses aren’t referred to as “the gray house on the corner” or the 4th house down from the stopsign”, they are referred to as so-and-so’s house.

I first worked with these two when I drove to Hays in June for their engagement session. It remains one of my favorites. I was excited about some of the ideas I had for the wedding, and I was thankful we had the time to hit one or two of the locations. Even among the big celebration that was the day – the exit from the church on a tractor, the mean two-stepping at the reception (I was afraid I was going to get MOWED DOWN), and the insane western Kansas wind, the feeling of family and togetherness among everyone in the town and everyone in attendance (wait, I think everyone in town WAS in attendance!) was amazing.

Here’s a little taste of their day.

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While the girls were dressing at the church, the guys were at a house next door watching….John Wayne movies.
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Stephanie’s baby nephew, Brody, was the star of the show while the girls were prepping (he was also the ringbearer) – I’ve never seen such a happy baby!
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Yes. They really did this. 🙂
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Ceremony: St. Anthony’s Catholic Church (Schoenchen, Kansas)

Reception: Ellis County Fairgrounds

Hair and Makeup: Rejuvenations Spa

Limousine: Nite Passions Limousine

Video: Video Memories Productions

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Haylee + Matt: married | St. Fidelis and Hays, Kansas

July 1st, 2010

I made my second trip to Hays, Kansas last Saturday in as many weeks, this time for Haylee and Matt’s wedding at the absolutely breathtaking Cathedral of the Plains (St. Fidelus Parish) in Victoria, Kansas, followed by their reception in Hays. This day had it all: when we left the church after the ceremony, my […]

 

I made my second trip to Hays, Kansas last Saturday in as many weeks, this time for Haylee and Matt’s wedding at the absolutely breathtaking Cathedral of the Plains (St. Fidelus Parish) in Victoria, Kansas, followed by their reception in Hays. This day had it all: when we left the church after the ceremony, my car thermometer said 106 degrees. Then we had thunderstorms threaten during the reception – when I’d planned to spend some time doing bride/groom portraits as I knew the sun would be setting and it would not be nearly as hot. But it all worked out. With the drive to Hays that morning, it was an incredibly long day – sixteen hours to be exact (I just recovered fully yesterday I think! 😉 ) – and the amount of images I copied to my laptop proved it. I had a very hard time culling that massive amount of images down for a blog post, but nevertheless, here it is, and I hope the images show how truly awesome their wedding day was….heat, thunderstorms (and a windstorm in the middle of our evening “portrait session” along Highway 40!) and all. Enjoy.

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Mothers.
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The church was built in 1909 and stands high above the tiny town of Victoria – easily seen MILES before you get to the exit on Interstate 70.
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Hays, Kansas wedding images

Hays, Kansas wedding photography

Hays, Kansas wedding photographers

It was on to Fort Hays State University’s campus for a VERY quick wedding party shoot. And I mean VERY quick. Remember, my car thermometer said 106. Can we get a nice golf clap for these brave souls??
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Hays, Kansas wedding photography

The reception and its air conditioning were VERY welcome! We got dinner, cake cutting and the first dances in…
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Then headed outside in a huge windstorm to shoot some more!
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The passing thunderstorm at sunset created some seriously fantastic light.
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How adorable is Haylee? (I found this truck behind the reception hall! Score!)
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…and so much more I had to leave out for brevity’s sake. 🙂

Videographer: Dave Windholz/Video Memories