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Living at a lake is super fun during the summer when everyone is boating, swimming, skiing, sailing, and having barbecues but when you get just the right mixture of extreme cold temperatures and hopefully no wind the lake can become a winter playground too!!!!  Most years we are fortunate enough to get a few good ice skating days at Lake Lotawana but we got more than a week before it rained and got above freezing~which may make the ice not smooth anymore.  In that week the lake came alive!  Our cove is typically one of the first ones to get over 3 inches of ice.  I think we ended up with 6-8 inches of ice throughout a good portion of the lake!

We had hockey games daily off of our dock, we had  big chili meals, we skated down the lake to meet neighbors, the ice boats were all out, some even went ice fishing!  We put on lots of layers of clothing and got the hot chocolate brewing!  Not going to lie, the first days of ice skating at temps below 10 were tough. But with face masks, neck guards and lots of layers, fun was still had!  Their was even a night time skating party at the opposite end of our lake on a friday night where the kids wore glow sticks and they lit up a cocky goal and it looked like a ton of fun.  My daughter caught the stomach bug the day before that so she was heartbroken to miss that one.  But she did get lots of skating time in!

Well we finally got a day that was suppose to be at least 30 degrees and I was thinking how fun, adventurous and slightly precarious it would be to have a photoshoot on the ice!  I had a specific vision in mind but did put the idea into place rather quickly~thank you for all of my volunteers and I would loved to have had a chance to photograph you all on the ice or at least have you out for a skating party!!!!!  But I only had a certain amount of time to work with cold temps and good sunlight :)

I photographed two amazing couples!  The first couple, Taylor & Kailey, are engaged and I am shooting their wedding this coming June!  And the second couple, Ryan & Mackenzie, got married last June~with their dates only one week apart!  I love how both shoots turned out and thank you to both couples for being adventurous and a bit cold :)  And thank you to the ice skating/camera gods for not letting me fall and bust my camera :)  Also a big thank you to my lovely assistant, my daughter :)

Here are some of my favorites from the shoot!!!!



Handsome Hanna & the ever so lovely Miss Megan had a wonderful wedding reception in Kansas City at the Hilton President.  I had the pleasure of photographing Hanna & Megan’s engagement session in NYC this summer. I already knew that photographing Megan was awesome as I took her senior photos and could remember clearly how fashion forward and sweet she is, but getting to see Hanna with her in NY was really wonderful.  Seeing them laugh, smile and just be so in sync with one another was my favorite part about being in NY :)  Of course I walked my husband all around the city until our feet were to fall off having fun as well :)

Hanna & Megan were actually married a month earlier in Beirut, Lebanon in the most gorgeous church I have ever seen.  I would have loved to have photographed them there too!  I was in awe at all of the loveliness from the slideshow they played at their KC reception.  Seriously.  Incredible.

But how fun is it to have two celebrations!  It was great for them to be able to share with friends and family who were not able to make it to Beirut and also wonderful for all that traveled here to KC for their celebration!

Big thanks to Jessica Moore for shooting with me on this great day too!!!!

I will start with Megan’s dresses!  Yes!  Two dresses that were amazing!

chalhoub-12 chalhoub-21 chalhoub-7 chalhoub-30 chalhoub-53 chalhoub-34 chalhoub-41 Beautiful Megan!  I was insane about the emerald earrings with the pink dress!!!!!!chalhoub-97 chalhoub-93 Such a classic beauty!chalhoub-99 chalhoub-115 chalhoub-151 chalhoub-156 chalhoub-161 chalhoub-168 chalhoub-162 chalhoub-173 One of my favorites!!!!!!  Without a wedding party it was so easy to just stop when I randomly saw this awesome tree!!!!chalhoub-298 These photos crack me up.  I have no idea what Hanna said but Megan’s reaction is so funny!chalhoub-190 This, I also love.  Hanna wanted to make sure to get one on his phone of him and his lovely bride :)chalhoub-195 chalhoub-199 chalhoub-204I have about a million favorites!
chalhoub-219 chalhoub-227 chalhoub-239 chalhoub-258 chalhoub-270 I love this shot Jessica got of me photographing Megan and Hanna capturing the beauty as well :)chalhoub-268 chalhoub-279 chalhoub-286 These two.  So easy to photograph.  They are wonderful together :)chalhoub-302 chalhoub-308 chalhoub-319web chalhoub-335 chalhoub-361The Macaron “cake” was amazing!  And the BAKLAVA!!!!!!!  It came from Beirut and was the best baklava I have ever had.  I cant stop thinking about it!
chalhoub-48 Such an elegant and lovely reception!chalhoub-77 chalhoub-425 chalhoub-508 chalhoub-558 I love having these two shots together showing Megan with the same gesture as her mother and grandmother :)  So sweet!!!!chalhoub-569 chalhoub-598 And of course the reception evening would be great with the sounds of the Patrick Lentz Band!  Lucky me, I got to hear them play two weekends in a row!!!!!!!chalhoub-664 chalhoub-606 chalhoub-643 chalhoub-635 chalhoub-713 chalhoub-750 chalhoub-703 The view from the President gets me every time!!!!!!chalhoub-539

Congratulations Megan & Hanna!  I wish you a lifetime of romance!

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