Chris & Katie were married a couple of weeks ago at Longview Mansion on one of the loveliest days we’ve had.  And it was so fun to shoot at Longview again!  It is just so dang pretty there!  It was such an amazing day and absolute home run of a reception 😉  I know that I am not the only one still talking and thinking about all of the fun had at their wedding!

It was even more awesome because I know them and they are part of a community of great folks here at Lake Lotawana and Lee’s Summit.  Burt (everyone calls him by his last name) was my hubby’s roommate before we got married and they have known each other for a long time.  I hadn’t gotten a chance to know Katie very well before they were engaged as I think I miss a lot of fun lake parties while shooting weddings on Saturdays, lol!  But getting to know her and her daughter and even Burt better through their engagement and wedding was really really awesome and makes me even happier that they found each other!  And so happy that Katie liked my photography and trusted me with their memories :)  Yay!!

The sun was shining, the guests were smiling, the energy of the day and evening was palpable.  DJ Fernando was wonderful as always (best damn dj ever!) but the fact that him and Burt are friends and used to play baseball together made it even better!  The speeches were all wonderful but NO ONE will forget how they felt after hearing Katie’s daughter Kaia’s speech.  Seriously.  Sooooooooo good!  I might cry just thinking about it!  Lucky that my assistant Paige Kime was recording it on my other camera :)  And lucky that Paige was running the camera for a bit so my husband could spin me around the dance floor a time or two ;)!

It was so fun seeing everyone so happy and having so much fun.  I am pretty sure 90% of the guests were all friends.  Which meant the dance floor was crazy.  And also means that I might be posting a hella lotta reception photos and maybe a few that I wouldn’t normally post but since I know the culprits to any mischievous photos, no holding back!  Hahahahahaha!!!!!!  The video’s were too long to post on my blog so I will try to make a separate fb upload for the videos!

Cheers to BurtyandtheBride!!!!!!!!  See you on the lake!

Hello gorgeous dress and flowers!!

burt-10_WEB burt-44_WEB burt-27_WEB I am kinda crazy about these ring shots!!!  And love that Katie’s ring had several bands!burt-54_WEBThis kookie has made its way down the line to Katie :)
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burt-131_WEB So lovely!burt-139_WEB burt-325_WEB The boys were all chillin and having fun until it was time to get dressed and ready to go :)burt-19_WEB burt-56_WEB burt-60_WEBBurt looking handsome with his new watch from Katie :)
burt-71_WEB The first look coming down the stairs was a show stopper :)burt-189_WEB burt-90_WEB burt-180_WEB burt-202_WEB burt-118_WEB If you know Katie, you can hear her laugh here :)burt-232_WEB burt-219_WEB Hello gorgeous eyes!!!!!burt-238_WEB burt-85_WEB burt-253_WEB Such a lovely group of ladies!!!burt-261_WEB burt-271_WEB That moment when you wonder who in the heck is photobombing your family photos and start to yell at them to get the hell out of the background and it is your husband :)  lol.  I still told him to get the hell out of the background :pburt-302_WEB Cutie flower girl and ring bearer!!!!burt-315_WEB And cutie Harper just because :)burt-321_WEB It is ceremony time!  Friends and family are all arriving, Fernando is doing a little fb live posting and Gibson is thinking about not going down that aisle, lol!burt-332_WEB burt-362_WEB After Katie’s dad walked her down the aisle, he also performed the ceremony.  That was really awesome!burt-371_WEB They’re married!!!!!!!burt-433_WEB Random bicyclist cruising through, lol!burt-434_WEB burt-445_WEB I was super excited to get to photograph them down at the pavilion as they were my first bride and groom photos there!!!!!burt-430_WEB burt-461_WEB burt-472_WEB The reception was beautiful!  Loved the uplighting!  Dang it, I just realized I forgot to eat cake!  Hate it when that happens :)burt-3_WEB burt-503_WEB Crazy cool sunset was going on!burt-519_WEB burt-525_WEB burt-559_WEB Get ready for all the feels!  and go watch the video!burt-562_WEB burt-576_WEB burt-586_WEB My hubby and his sister below :)burt-611_WEB Get it Sandman’s!!!!   And so great to see the lovely Mrs. Kim Hoffman!  And a photo of me and the boys below!!!  And sorry Mike, but couldn’t resist!!!!burt-660_WEB burt-736_WEB Love sparkler exits but always want to shoot it with two different lenses.  So I gave Paige the 135 to shoot another angle and love it!burt-794_WEB A little more sparkler fun!burt-813_WEBCongrats again to you both and your families!!!  Have fun honeymooning!

 

Julia & Aaron were married on what turned out to be a beautiful snowy chilly day in March.  With all of the great weather we had been having the trees were flowering and things have been starting to turn green and then all of a sudden we get a nice snow!  Crazy midwestern weather 😉  But it was fun to get some photos with snow on the trees and flowers in the background :)  Wearing waterproof shoes would have been a plus though, lol!

It was my first wedding in Leavenworth and it is such a cute little town with so many fun colors and textures on every block.  The venue they were married in and had the reception in was sooooooooo fun to photograph in!  J.W. Crancers was perfect for photos :)

I will start with the girls getting ready photos!!!

baker-34_WEB baker-12_WEB baker-20_WEB Soooooo pretty!!!!baker-39_WEB baker-58_WEBBride & Groom’s first look!  I love the rafters and twinkle lights and brick and all of the warmness!!!
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baker-119_WEB baker-96_WEB Love the pink with the blue background :)baker-114_WEB baker-117_WEB baker-135_WEB Be Happy :)baker-163_WEB baker-174_WEB baker-179_WEB baker-207_WEB baker-282_WEBPhotos with all of the nieces and nephews often end up like this, lol!!!
baker-252_WEB Hello gorgeous venue!!!!baker-290_WEB baker-16_WEB baker-323_WEB baker-390_WEB baker-432_WEB baker-495_WEB baker-419_WEB I was so excited about these night street photos with the cool clouds and moon out!!!  If it only would have given us a bit more snow right at that moment 😉  baker-451_WEBCongratulations Aaron & Julia!!!  It was such a beautiful wedding!!!!!!

 

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