Archive for May, 2015

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!!!!!

Congratulations Katy & Matt!!!!  I have known Matt for a long time as I took his senior photos and his sisters as well!  I had the pleasure of meeting Katy a few times as Matt’s girl at a few weddings over the years and I was so excited when I saw they were engaged!  I was patiently waiting for an email from Katy….well, ok, not so patiently :)  But I hoped I would and I did, yay me for getting to be the lucky photographer :)  I have been smiling the whole time I have been editing this wedding and getting the blog post ready.  Katy & Matt love to laugh and smile and they make you want to as well!  Plus they are just the cutest! They had the loveliest of weddings at The Bride and The Bauer.  It is such a beautiful space and perfect for a romantic ceremony and fun reception! I will start with Katy’s lovely dress and the awesome bride’s room at The Bride and The Bauer! smith-10 smith-35 smith-65 The guys room is super awesome too!  smith-82 The girls helping Katy into her dress!smith-95 smith-99 Oh my gosh, Katy’s dad is so sweet.  The look on his face when he saw his little girl in her wedding dress!smith-125 I am in love with this photo!!!!!smith-149 smith-153 The lovely ladies were so fun and easy going…..making my job easy :)smith-183 smith-190 smith-200 I just love these two :)smith-193 So I thought this was an awesome idea……until I was almost run over by a bus.  Bus driver wasn’t having it, ha!smith-219 SOOOOO….this was a funny moment.  I love how Matt is trying not to laugh in this photo.  I tried to help show Erin, Matt’s sister how to pin the boutonniere, which I have done about a million times and the flower just POPPED right off!  I had a panicked look on my face and Matt and Erin just starting laughing.  Quick thinking on Matt’s part fixed it right up with a pin.  Whewwwww!  smith-238 smith-242 All the handsome guys!  smith-245 smith-254 They are pretty cute :)smith-249 Had to do it :)smith-292 They did not see each other before the ceremony but did want to be near each other when reading their cards to each other.  It was a pretty sweet moment :)smith-302 smith-303 smith-226 All the loveliness!smith-231 It was such a beautiful ceremony!smith-368 smith-384 smith-409 smith-471 smith-474 smith-496 smith-501 Puffy heart!!!!!smith-508 smith-525 smith-528 Matt may be a bit ornery :)  smith-600 smith-614 smith-609 Sometimes pretty light will make a weird light flare and this one is pretty funny.  I wouldn’t post this if I didn’t know that Matt & Katy will think it is pretty funny too :)  Not photoshopped, that is just how the light hit the camera, ha! smith-638 smith-651The dance party was kicking with DJ Fernando!  He always does an awesome job!smith-733 smith-743Congratulations!!!!!!!!  Smooches!


Images & text ©2015 Tracy Routh Photography Blog , all rights reserved. | photo blog by image garden