Yay!  Their married!!!!!  August 2nd was an amazing day.  Everyone was so joyful.  Catherine is pretty easy going so as I expected she was relaxed and enjoying the beginning of her wedding day with her girls while they all got their hair and makeup done.  The day continued to move flawlessly. And what a party they had at the Kemper Museum of Art!  With Lost Wax playing the dance floor was soooooo packed!

A big thanks to my second photographer, Jessica Peterson, for shooting with me all day and thanks to my intern Paige Kime for all her help :)

I will start with Catherine’s amazing shoes, dress and details :)

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Gosh I love the details in her dress!!!!!rapp-15 rapp-45 rapp-82 rapp-86

Hello beautiful bride :)rapp-109 rapp-115 While I was with the girls, Jessica was capturing all the fun and details the guys had going on :)rapp-32 rapp-41 rapp-60Catherine & Andrew’s first time seeing each other on their wedding day was at the Marriott-Plaza.  I love their expressions :)
rapp-133 rapp-142 rapp-165 rapp-178 Awe!  So handsome!!!!rapp-185 rapp-192 rapp-195 Favorites alert!!!!rapp-204 Wow on the flowers!!!!!rapp-217 rapp-251 rapp-261 Catherine had little pendents attached to her bouquet to remind her of their loved ones that have passed.  So sweet :)rapp-269 Another favorite :)rapp-276 rapp-336 Their ceremony was at St. Johns Methodist.  Such an incredibly lovely church!!!!rapp-375 rapp-395 rapp-362 rapp-504 These two.  They are so awesome, kind of love them :)  All smiles and giggles, lol!rapp-522 Sometimes I feel like doing this after the ceremony too :)rapp-576 rapp-399 rapp-586 The reception at the Kemper Museum of Art was so lovely.  I always love shooting there, it is so fresh and vibrant!rapp-592 rapp-596 rapp-682 The speeches are another favorite time of the day.  You never know if you are going to laugh or cry or maybe be a bit shocked, lol!  The speeches were awesome, I felt like crying and then laughing soooooo hard when I saw their expressions :)rapp-706 rapp-716 rapp-745Catherine’s dad had this ginormous wine bottle from Trespass Vineyard to celebrate with and then everyone signed the bottle!!!!  I have never seen this done before and it was super cool!!!!!!
rapp-760 rapp-768 The food is always so pretty at the Kemper :)rapp-774 rapp-788 The cake was super beautiful as well.  I loved the marble effect :)rapp-791 I love it when I just happen to catch a good karate chop in action :)rapp-801 Then the party got started and the dancing didn’t stop!rapp-840 rapp-867 rapp-898 rapp-609 rapp-1068 And anyone who knows me, knows I love some sparkler action!  And lucky for me, so do my brides :)

Congratulations!  Congratulations!!!!!!  Wishing you continued giggles for years to come!rapp-1071

I love all of the weddings I photograph and am always excited to witness the promises a bride and groom make to each other.  But I was literally looking forward to this wedding for more than a year!  Last summer I got to spend some time with Leah and Zach in Mexico at Zach’s sister Maggie’s wedding.  I already knew Leah because I took her senior photos years earlier (and her sister’s too!!!), but you get to know people even better when you are at a resort with them for a week :).  And I just love all of their family and am soooooo happy for them!  Seriously, I think I cried more than once this day :)

I want to give a big thanks to Leigh Miller for shooting this wedding with me as well as my intern Paige for all their help :)  But mostly super big thanks to Zach and Leah for trusting me and being super awesome!  Hugs & Smooches!!!!!

I will start with some of the detail shots taken in Leah’s parents home.  I do love the personalness (is that a word?) of getting ready for your wedding day in your own home or family home :)  Gorgeous dress!!!

ballou-20Leah carried the same handkerchief that her mom carried on her wedding day :)  I also loved that her garters were both jay hawks and royals!  And everyone loves a little captain america :)
ballou-25 I also have photographed SIX of Leah’s bridesmaids and attendants before!!!!!!  It is really awesome watching these young ladies become lovely young women :)ballou-30This moment really shows the importance of having a wedding album, even if you are making it on your own.  On Leah’s wedding day they were reminiscing looking at her parents album.
ballou-45 Awesome job designing everything Arynn Nease!!!ballou-61 ballou-64 The necklaces Zach gave Leah were so pretty and elegant!!!!ballou-100 ballou-122 ballou-129 The wedding day survival kit that Leah gave Zach!  Great idea!!ballou-135 ballou-177 maybe like the 2nd time that day I was teary :)ballou-179 ballou-194 ballou-236 ballou-455 super cuties!!!!ballou-260 I love these moments that Leigh captured of Leah & her dad before she walked down the aisle :)ballou-317 The ceremony was AWESOME and pretty funny too :)  I really loved the slideshow playing before the ceremony of all the great photos of Leah & Zach growing up and engaged and there was even one from Mexico with my daughter in it with them :)  That was a fun surprise!ballou-271 ballou-312 ballou-533 ballou-561 Incredibly fun group!!!!ballou-444 Hello Pretties!ballou-467 ballou-539 :)

ballou-569 some favorites!!!!!!ballou-585 ballou-600 love some good champagne fun!ballou-620 ballou-706 ballou-716 ballou-734 Goodness gracious!!!!!ballou-741 ballou-764 ballou-683 Holy desert table!!!!!  ballou-852 ballou-645 They had a gorgeous reception at Californos!  I love Californo’s ambiance but man is their food good!!!!ballou-655 ballou-853 Now THIS is how you do a cake smashing :)  I love how you two laugh together :)ballou-840 ballou-889 Wowzers!!!!ballou-903 ballou-926 ballou-977 ballou-1025 ballou-1085If you haven’t heard this band, you should!  Dang they are sooooo good!!!!!
ballou-786 ballou-1104 One of my favorite things about Californo’s is the awesome twinkly lights outside!!!!  Gorgeous!!!!ballou-1133 It was so good to see Maggie & Brad again, I had to get them to pose with the twinkly lights too!!!ballou-1136 Leah & Zach’s wedding was filled with lots of fun friends and family and a whole ton of them that I have had the privilege of working with before!  Leah thought it would be fun to do a photo with me and all of the people there that I have photographed before!!!  And this wasn’t even all of them that were there!  Seriously….it was like a big fun reunion!  Love you guys!!!!!!ballou-1174

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