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Shayna + Adam | Heritage Hall Topeka wedding

February 1st, 2012

Shayna and Adam were yet again another fantastic winter wedding – during this “anti-winter” we seem to be having. It was quite windy last Saturday in Topeka, Kansas, but still near 50 degrees – a far cry from Adam’s cousin, Megan’s, wedding from almost exactly a year ago, again in Topeka, with over a foot […]

 

Shayna and Adam were yet again another fantastic winter wedding – during this “anti-winter” we seem to be having. It was quite windy last Saturday in Topeka, Kansas, but still near 50 degrees – a far cry from Adam’s cousin, Megan’s, wedding from almost exactly a year ago, again in Topeka, with over a foot of snow on the ground! Lyn Scardina again did a wonderful job as planner, and Most Pure Heart of Mary was the location for the ceremony and Heritage Hall at the Kansas Expocenter hosted the reception. Such a sweet wedding party (and bride and groom) – 2nd shooter Mike Tsai and I truly had a lot of fun with these guys!

I’ll get right to the photos (just TRY and resist flower girl Amaya’s cuteness!) – because I’m running way behind on getting this one blogged (have been down with a super nasty cold the past two days) and bed is calling for this sick girl to come inhabit it!

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Ceremony: Most Pure Heart of Mary
Reception: Heritage Hall
Flowers: Simply Stunning, Lori Zirkle
Hair/Makeup: Posh Artistry
Planner: Lyn Scardina, Events!
Catering: Aboud’s Catering
DJ: Minuteman Music

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CJ + Jerad | A Topeka Great Overland Station wedding

December 14th, 2011

CJ and Jerad live in Florida, but hail from Topeka – so coming “home” for a December wedding was surely a shock to the system! It was a fairly pleasant day for early winter, however, and the sun shone bright which is always a blessing this time of year (I say as I type with […]

 

CJ and Jerad live in Florida, but hail from Topeka – so coming “home” for a December wedding was surely a shock to the system! It was a fairly pleasant day for early winter, however, and the sun shone bright which is always a blessing this time of year (I say as I type with dreary gray skies and drizzle outside my window!). This couple’s wedding marked my 3rd of the year not only at the ceremony location (Christ the King Catholic Church) but also the reception site, the Great Overland Station. It was also the last wedding of the year that I worked alongside Lyn Scardina, who did the wedding planning for the couple. After the ceremony we headed to Jerad’s alma mater, Washburn University, for some fun photos in the baseball stadium. See, Jerad’s a baseball player (by profession!) so it was only fitting. We then headed to a local bar so the wedding party could watch the KU basketball game (sports run deep with this group!) before the reception. Here’s the story of their day, as told by myself and second shooter Mike Tsai. Warning: CJ and Jerad’s daughter Avenley provides some serious cute overload.

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Jerad had one request: a series of walk off shots. Here ya go! 🙂
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Ceremony: Christ the King Church
Reception: Great Overland Station
Cake: Mad Eliza’s
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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!
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Lacy + Adam | Topeka wedding photography

June 15th, 2011

Lacy and Adam were winners of my 2010 engagement session contest at the Topeka Bridal Fair. After shooting their engagement session, they decided to book their wedding with SDP. Lacy HAS to be one of the most laid-back brides I’ve worked with, and Adam is such a sweetheart. The couple had such a fantastic ceremony […]

 

Lacy and Adam were winners of my 2010 engagement session contest at the Topeka Bridal Fair. After shooting their engagement session, they decided to book their wedding with SDP. Lacy HAS to be one of the most laid-back brides I’ve worked with, and Adam is such a sweetheart. The couple had such a fantastic ceremony and reception (at Vinewood in Topeka) surrounded by family – and EVERYONE was involved. I mean, young and old alike took over the inflatable guitar and made like a rock star to “Takin’ Care of Business”. 🙂 Many thanks to Nancy Sikes for helping out with the day – she even second-shot for most of the day and did an AWESOME job. Some of her shots even made the blog! Lacy and Adam, I truly enjoyed working with you and I hope you are enjoying Jamaica!!

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love these two natural light (lit by spotlight) dance shots that Nancy grabbed 🙂
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Bride’s dress: Mia’s Bridal
Limousine service: Leonia’s Crescent Limousine
Ceremony: First Baptist Church, Topeka
Reception: Vinewood

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Danyelle + Beau | Topeka Great Overland Station wedding

May 4th, 2011

Danyelle and Beau had a PICTURE perfect day to get married. With Mike Tsai’s help, we captured a FANTASTIC family surrounding these two with so much love. The candids from this wedding are just awesome. And you can’t fake candids – there was so much emotion through the day; laughter, tears, hugs, cute kid moments. […]

 

Danyelle and Beau had a PICTURE perfect day to get married. With Mike Tsai’s help, we captured a FANTASTIC family surrounding these two with so much love. The candids from this wedding are just awesome. And you can’t fake candids – there was so much emotion through the day; laughter, tears, hugs, cute kid moments. The photojournalistic, emotional side to weddings is what continually draws me to shooting them; certainly, you do have to be good with portraiture, composition, and light usage (sometimes in super difficult conditions), but wedding photography also requires an ability to capture moments the instant they happen. Great wedding photographers have to be incredibly versatile shooters and it’s what remains a huge challenge to this kind of work. Mike and I (Mike especially, his candids from Beau and Danyelle’s wedding were AMAZINGLY good) really had a lot to work with with these two!

In case you want to take a look back, here’s their fall Lawrence engagement session; if you want to see the happily married couple, just scroll through this post! Danyelle and Beau, you were a TON of fun to work with and I hope you are really enjoying Hawaii!

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Ceremony: Christ the King Catholic Church
Reception: Great Overland Station
DJ: Powerhouse DJs
Limousine: Leonia’s Crescent Limousine

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Carol + Ray | Topeka Ramada wedding

April 20th, 2011

Carol and Ray and their families were a ton of fun to work with. The whole group was very relaxed – the exact opposite of what you’d expect given the size of the event they were putting on, with a guest list numbering in the 400s! Carol and Ray are both prominent and successful members […]

 

Carol and Ray and their families were a ton of fun to work with. The whole group was very relaxed – the exact opposite of what you’d expect given the size of the event they were putting on, with a guest list numbering in the 400s! Carol and Ray are both prominent and successful members of the Topeka, Kansas medical community – so you’d just have to imagine that the guest list would be quite extensive! Both Lyn Scardina of Events and the Ramada put on a fantastic ceremony and reception that ran like clockwork – I could not believe how efficiently that many guests could move from the ceremony (in part of the Regency Ballroom) to the atrium for cocktail hour, then BACK into the ballroom after it had been completely converted, enlarged, and flipped for the reception! I was in awe at how well that whole process went (and ladies, if you are looking for a wedding planner who time after time does a bang-up job of running a like-clockwork wedding day, look no further than Lyn!)

This wedding was a bit different for me in that most of my clients ARE the children and grandchildren, but Ray and Carol had their children and grandchildren there – and they were a big part of the day, so I did my best to document that. In fact, the whole day was a departure from the way I usually cover a wedding, with probably 90% of my shooting (the ceremony and the cocktail hour/reception) being purely documentary and photojournalistic. So, scroll through their images below, and enjoy the events and emotions of their day. Congratulations to  you two!

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Ceremony, Reception and Catering: Topeka Ramada
Flowers: Simply Stunning by Lori Zirkle
Planner: Lyn Scardina, Events!

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Megan + Jeff | Topeka Kansas wedding photography

January 19th, 2011

I first shot with Megan and Jeff almost exactly one year ago. I remember it well. It was a chilly, but fun, engagement session and we were finishing up in Kansas City’s Union Station. I had done a shot of the two on the stairs; the natural light coming in from a nearby window was […]

 

I first shot with Megan and Jeff almost exactly one year ago. I remember it well. It was a chilly, but fun, engagement session and we were finishing up in Kansas City’s Union Station. I had done a shot of the two on the stairs; the natural light coming in from a nearby window was incredible. So excited, I rushed down the stairs and FELL. Yep, missed a step. The only thing that stopped me from going down an entire half-flight of stairs was Jeff, grabbing me as I fell into them. Sore, and pride hurt a bit, we parted ways…but it was after the session I realized how much I loved these two. Megan actually not only sent me a text message later that day, but emailed me the next day to make sure I was okay (I was).

Both of these two are absolute sweethearts and honestly, I’ve looked forward to their wedding for quite some time. Although it was frigid cold, I was even more excited that we had a fresh blanket of snow to work with. Megan and Jeff had connections with a Kansas State Representative; so we weren’t limited to outside shots after the ceremony, we had the rare opportunity to shoot inside the state capitol building.

It was a LONG day – especially with the drive to and from Kansas City – but these two are so thoughtful, and their families SO sweet, that the day was a breeze. It was also aided by seriously the best wedding planner around – Lyn Scardina of Events!.

While I type this we have a RAGING snowstorm outside. Megan and Jeff are enjoying a CRUISE. Lucky them! I think they’re lucky for a lot of other reasons, too. 🙂

Many thanks to Mike Tsai for second shooting!

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Ceremony: Christ the King Catholic Church
Reception: Agricultural Hall, Kansas Expocenter
Wedding Planner: Lyn Scardina, Events!
Flowers: Simply Stunning by Lori Zirkle
Bridal Party Hair: Ali Flynn, Allure Hair Studio
Bridal Party Makeup: Posh Artistry
DJ: Minuteman Music
Catering: Aboud’s Catering

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Megan + Jeff : Topeka Kansas wedding sneak peek!

January 19th, 2011

Megan and Jeff’s wedding will be hitting the blog later today…but I just HAD to share a sneak peek! Enjoy…and check back later this evening for their full wedding blog post! 🙂

 

Megan and Jeff’s wedding will be hitting the blog later today…but I just HAD to share a sneak peek! Enjoy…and check back later this evening for their full wedding blog post! 🙂

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