Archive for October, 2013

I am so excited to share Valerie & Matt’s wedding with everyone!  It was such a wonderful celebration!   And extra fun for me to shoot because Valerie is one of my wedding girls, a group of super fab girls who have super fab weddings 😉  I don’t think there was even one little thing the whole day that didn’t go perfectly!  I will tell the story with the photos along the way :)

When I arrived at the President Hotel to take photos of the girls getting ready, Julee had the dresses all lined up and ready to photograph!  And it was exactly what I wanted :)moeder-62

Valerie has such flawless skin, I am sure her makeup artist (Mandy McKenna) had an easy job :)  And another fun bit of news is that I have already got to photograph the beautiful baby girl pictured here still in Robin’s belly :)moeder-11

Hello gorgeous Choos!moeder-20 moeder-63 moeder-66

Such a beautiful smile!!!!moeder-86 moeder-89 moeder-113

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They did not want to see each other before the ceremony so it was really such a touching moment as Valerie walked down the aisle!moeder-189 moeder-197

Incredibly beautiful church!moeder-227 moeder-300

LOL!  Scavenger hunt proposal!moeder-315 moeder-321 moeder-333 moeder-339 moeder-358 moeder-362 moeder-364 moeder-407 moeder-425

Sometimes I act like a 12 year old boy and I may or may not have taken this photo because of the naked butt :)moeder-431 moeder-465 moeder-484

I love that while I was taken the photo on the right, I handed my other camera to my assistant McKenna and she got the shot on the left~WHICH I LOVE!!!moeder-493

Super favorites!!!  The back of Valerie’s dress was AMAZING!!!!!!moeder-506

The reception was at The Gallery, a new favorite venue!  I have several weddings coming up there too!!!!moeder-530

The champagne favors were such a cool touch!moeder-547 moeder-539 moeder-619

Valerie’s dad’s speech was so awesome!!!!moeder-646 moeder-673

The MOH and BM speeches were wonderful as well!
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But when it came to the speeches, Matt won hands down.  Many laughs and tears in the crowd :)moeder-724 moeder-739 moeder-754 moeder-779 moeder-785

Then the party was rocking with Lost Wax!  Man they are sooooooooo good!!!!!!!moeder-847

I am so happy to know these ladies and even happier that they picked me to photograph their weddings!!!!!moeder-695 moeder-886

I was having so much fun I stayed a bit extra to hang out and take selfies :)moeder-887

Mallory & Harold are married!!!!  They were excited to be getting married at Harold’s grandfather’s barn in Faucett that Harold helped build for 6 years!  Besides the awesomeness of a barn wedding, it had sentimental value as well :)  But what they did not plan is that their September wedding would be one of the hottest Saturdays of the year.  I know this to be true because I have been shooting weddings almost every Saturday since summer started and this was definitely the hottest :)  They also didn’t know there was going to be an accident on the highway that held up many coming from KC more than an hour.

But was anything going to be able to put a damper on the delight  Mallory and Harold had to be getting married?  Not a chance :)  I still hear the joy in Mallory’s voice when she put on her dress and squealed  “I’m a bride!!!!”  I sure love Mallory’s spunk and I am pretty sure that no matter how hot it was going to get Harold wasn’t going to lose that smile :)  There were so many awesome moments of tears and laughter that I am excited to share :)  I will tell the rest of the story with the photos!   And a super thanks to Nate, my 2nd photographer, for sweating it out with me :)


Holy amazing flowers!  And the bench!  I gotta lot of love for this bench :)calloway-5 calloway-16 calloway-44

Mallory’s grandma first seeing Mallory in her dress :)calloway-88 calloway-107 calloway-378 calloway-122

One word : WOODEN SWING!!  okay, that was two words 😉  Imagine my excitement to see the swing!!!!!!!!
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This was a pretty awesome slowmo group!!!


I LOVED the inside of the barn!calloway-354 calloway-315

Now I have to admit that this was one of my favorite moments of the day.  Mallory’s great grandma is going to be 106 this month and the emotion when she saw Mallory on her wedding day so touching.
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Ok, so if you think I was exaggerating about the temps, check out the white shirt and yellow shirt below, lol.  It was like a giant wet tshirt contest!!!!  Now don’t tell me it isn’t a bit funny 😉  I know Mallory & Harold both have a great sense of humor, so I had to post it 😉calloway-518 calloway-603

How about the most perfect windy country road for a backdrop?  Yes, please :)


They were pleasantly surprised with a giant party bus in leu of the trolley that didn’t make it!  And it was AIR CONDITIONED :)calloway-628 calloway-682 calloway-627

Love it!


Another moment I loved catching was the grandpa pile up on the dance floor!!!calloway-777 calloway-790 calloway-809 calloway-821 calloway-835 calloway-843

Mallory’s uncle snuck up on her with this horse head on, look at her face!!!  hahahahahhahahahaha!  Oh yeah, her brother totally dropped her on the dance floor in photo below!  No worries, she was ok :)
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Congrats and lots of love to Mallory & Harold!!!!!!!!  Smooches!!!!!!


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