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Mandy & Josh are married!!!!!    I was so excited when Mandy asked me to be her wedding photographer for her wedding at the Lake of the Ozarks!  I have known Mandy for a bit now as she is a makeup artist here in KC and has prettied up lots of my brides :)  She does such an awesome job and is so much  fun to be around that I always recommend her to my clients.   When I got to meet Josh I was even more excited for Mandy.  I could tell what a great guy he is and the way they look at each other is pretty awesome :)  I have a shot to prove it :) The weather was giving us a bit of trouble with all of our fun plans but it turned out to be a beautiful night and some very dynamic clouds for a few shots! I will start out with Mandy’s dress from Alter Bridal.  It was amazing, and it was fun to see Dede the owner of Alter Bridal at the wedding! mandy-1 mandy-7 mandy-9 My first bride to ever do her own makeup and all of her bridesmaids :)  On a side note~Dang your arms look good!mandy-33 Mandy’s niece is so adorable and she is now a big sister!!!!!mandy-46 The boys were downstairs prepping for the big day :)  I loved Josh’s color of his tie :)mandy-24 The weather kept changing from looking like it was going to rain any moment to maybe not at all.  mandy-39 mandy-71 mandy-77 mandy-6 So these two shots are my favorite prep shots.  Mandy!  O.M.G!  So pretty, and the hint of purple in her hair was so lovely :)mandy-94 The first look with her dad was so sweet :)mandy-103 Well, it wasn’t raining when we went to have Mandy & Josh’s first look at the point at Shady Gators.  But then it did and the wind was whipping through like crazy.  But still made for pretty photos :)mandy-123 These two photos show the look 😉  They have almost the same exact smile when they look at each other :)  mandy-126 mandy-145 mandy-153 mandy-178 Dude!  Holy calf muscle!  This group of guys were pretty funny.  This is how they made their pants to do a sock photo.  I was cracking up!mandy-182 mandy-188 mandy-207 I was so excited about this spot with all the trees and no rain and beautiful bride!!!!!mandy-233 mandy-258 mandy-242 mandy-248 mandy-270 Hello movie star kiss!!!!!mandy-277 mandy-286 And then this was the view out the window of the ceremony site before the ceremony :)mandy-300 This little guy loved me :)  or maybe my camera :)  He ran right to me during the ceremony!mandy-333 mandy-314 mandy-341 The blue skies turned crazy cool after the ceremony!  We worked fast and got in some awesome photo time before it started raining again :)mandy-381 Super fave!mandy-389 mandy-395 Hello cuties :)mandy-405 mandy-415 I am not going to lie, I have been thinking about these little lemon pies the whole time I have been editing the reception.  They were sooooooo good!  I wish I had one right now!mandy-441 I had a little fun with the ring shots to incorporate the lake in the reflection with great help from McKenna my assistant  :)  mandy-493 mandy-524 mandy-534 mandy-558 Gosh, the lake is pretty at night with all the lights!mandy-601 mandy-480 Sometimes you just need a little nap after rocking the dance floor~right on the edge of the dance floor :)mandy-647 mandy-679   Congratulations Mandy & Josh!!!!!!!!!  Smooches!!!!!

What a wonderful day.  Catherine & Brent’s wedding day was just perfect.  I knew that it would be because even if something went different than what they had planned it would still be perfect  to them.  They were there to marry their soul mates and nothing would stop that.  It is always so nice to get to know my couples and see what they are all about and I had the pleasure of photographing Catherine & Brent’s engagement photos in Dallas, TX where they live and really get to know them.  And they are so wonderful.  They are a young athletic couple with tremendous faith.  It was really special seeing how important their church is to them and to their marriage.  They even flew in their minister from TX. After getting to know Catherine a bit, I feel like I can see my own daughter growing into the kind of lady Catherine is.  She is strong, kind, independent, self assured, funny and so beautiful on the outside as well as her heart.  And like Catherine’s parents, I would be very happy if my daughter someday finds a man like Brent.  I wish you a lifetime of football tackles and laughter :) Catherine’s dress was so beautiful.  I especially loved the lace shoulders :) bowden-5Catherine getting her make up done by the talented Mandy McKenna-who’s wedding I will be photographing in the spring!!!!!! bowden-6Prepare for flower girl overload here.  Couldn’t help it, she is just the cutest!bowden-14 She wanted to help bring the dress to Catherine :)bowden-30 bowden-33 bowden-43 bowden-59 There are certain looks Catherine has that remind me of Olivia Wilde, like this one :)bowden-64 bowden-66 It was really awesome to see how close Catherine and her dad are.bowden-69 bowden-95 The handsome groom prepping for the day!bowden-98 Brent was all smiles seeing his bride to be for the first time walking down the aisle :)bowden-154 bowden-172 Such a beautiful ceremony :)bowden-181 bowden-289 bowden-284 LOVE some sun flare!!!!bowden-300 One of my favorites here!bowden-302 This crew was FUN for sure!bowden-318 bowden-328 bowden-340 It is always fun to do a group of funny photo poses and this one is even more awesome with the photo bombers :)bowden-369 Another fave!!!!bowden-403 bowden-413 Maybe my top favorite.  It is like you can really feel how much they love each other :)bowden-421 bowden-438CHECK OUT THE CAKE!  So awesome!  If you can’t tell, Brent is a football player :)   And gosh, what a lovely evening for the cocktail hour outside at Holbrook! bowden-443 Now this series is so them.  I can’t quite remember what I was trying to get them to do but we definitely misunderstood each other and it turned out so funny and perfect :)  And seriously, Catherine could have ran a marathon in her dress!bowden-482 The golden hour…….awe…… I love this time!bowden-500 bowden-507 I really love seeing engagement photos I have taken in print and was so excited to see this one as it was one of my favorites!bowden-511 bowden-588 bowden-589 Catherine’s dance with her father had a fun twist!  They broke out in several fun dances!bowden-603 bowden-636 Super fun dancing!  I really loved seeing their minister breaking it down!bowden-655 bowden-734 St. Thomas Aquinas!!!!!!!!!bowden-781 bowden-829 bowden-865Congratulations love birds!!!!  Thank you so much for trusting me with your big day!!!!!!

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