I wish all the photoshoots could end in a sweet proposal like this one. I met Randi and Dylan in California a few short weeks ago while photographing Austin + Matt's wedding. Dylan pulled me aside during the wedding reception and asked about possibly photographing his proposal in the coming weeks. We talked a little bit about their relationship and how long they had been together. Dylan told me he's had the ring for a while but just hadn't found the right time to propose. So when we got back to Joplin, we got together to scout a location for a quick photoshoot with the plan being for him to propose at the end. I just love the look on Randi's face at the end. This photoshoot/proposal was so much fun:) Here's a few of our favorite frames from this 'shoot. Enjoy!
Here's a few more of our favorite frames from April and Matt's spring engagement session...enjoy!
Maranda and Brayden got married this April 2018 at The Silver Spoon Barn in Webb City, Missouri. We started out this day checking out this cool barn since we hadn't worked the venue before. As barns go, this one is pretty dang fabulous. Immaculate wood work and construction on the interior made this place a gorgeous setting for a spring wedding. We got to spend a little time hanging out with the bride and groom and their wedding party as they finished up their process of getting ready, and then met for the first look in the aisle that they would soon be walking down as husband and wife. Watching the two of them see each other for the first time was so sweet! The anticipation and emotion of such a huge wedding day moment really comes through in these photos. Though it was a tad on the cold side, we headed outdoors for a quick portrait session. Then it was time for a quick wedding ceremony, and then off to the reception where the newlyweds grabbed a quick bite, fed each other some cake, and danced the night away with their closest friends and family! Here's about 90 of our favorite frames from Maranda + Brayden's Wedding...Enjoy!
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Austin and Matt got married in the Redwood Forest of Northern California this April, and there are not enough good words to say about this couple and the few days I got to spend with them and their family. I started this trip off with a flight to Eugene, Oregon. From there I drove down the coast to Crescent City, California where I met up with the happy couple and their family the night before the wedding. From the moment I arrived in the Pacific Northwest, I knew this wedding was going to be pure magic. Beauty surrounds you at every single turn. The day of the wedding, we started off by exploring some of the coastal areas around Crescent City, and arrived back to the hotel where the bride & groom were prepping for the coming nuptials. Once they were ready, Austin and Matt met on the beach for their first look. You could see and feel the excitement and emotion with each one of them when they saw each other for the first time. Matt mentioned how he was more nervous than expected and Austin told Matt that he needed to 'fix his pants'. Memories that won't soon be forgotten I'm sure. We headed from the beach straight into the forest to see the sweethearts say 'I do'. The spot that Austin and Matt picked out for their wedding was absolutely breath taking. It was a spot way out in the woods, totally secluded from the outside world. We hung around afterwards for some portraits as the sun beamed in through the Redwoods. We finished up on the beach for a few more shots at sunset, and then headed back into Crescent City to Seaquake Brewery to finish the day with some music, dancing, and libations. It was a perfect day. One for the ages. Here are just a few of our favorites from Austin and Matt's Redwood Forest Wedding.
One of our favorite things are little getaways to Northwest Arkansas, especially when it involves getting to photograph a couple love-birds like Ada+Adam! So we had planned to meet these two sweethearts and shoot in the rain as the weather was calling for inclement weather all afternoon. But as soon as our 'shoot started, the sun came out and the sky cleared and there was no rain to be had. So we did what any self respecting photographers would do and faked it :) How could you not with a cool umbrella like that! We spent some time exploring the Fayetteville square and all it has to offer and this is what we came up with :) Enjoy a few of our favorite frames from Ada+Adam's Engagement 'Shoot...
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Can all the engagement sessions start at the coffee shop and end at the bar? I mean seriously! I met my new friends Ashley and Joe at Eurasia Coffee & Tea Shop on Commercial Street in Springfield. We started with some indoor work, capitalizing on some of the sweet natural light beaming through the windows at Eurasia. It was a little chili, but we headed out to explore all the color and textures of Commercial Street, and finished up at Lindberg's Tavern for some beers and conversation. It was the perfect ending to an awesome engagement shoot! I love the way these two look at each other. Can't wait for the wedding. Here's a few of my favorite frames from Ashley + Joe's engagement photo shoot.
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Engagement season is upon us and we are in love with this session. You can see how much Kayla & Jon love each other in every single frame. So much goodness! I met up with these two on the square in Lamar, Missouri. We shot for a while downtown, capturing some old buildings and weathered vines, and some of the history from the square, and then we headed to a nearby open field for sunset. Enjoy some of our favorites from Kayla & Jon's engagement shoot and leave them some love in the comments :) We can't wait for their wedding this fall at The Barn @ Timber Cove in Pittsburg!
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Kiley is a Senior at Joplin High School. Check out some of our absolute favorites for her senior photo shoot. She killed it btw...love this album and every one of these frames :) Enjoy!
Stacy and Aaron got married January 2018 at the Booth Hotel in downtown Independence, Kansas.
We absolutely love this location that they chose for their wedding, so we set out early on this wedding day from Missouri to Kansas, and made sure to capture all the historic details this venue has to offer. After seeing all the fabulous tile work and details that went throughout the first floor of the hotel (that we would later use for portraits), I was feeling pretty great when I met Stacy for some portraits of her finishing up her hair and makeup.
After a first look with Stacy's Dad and Grandpa, we headed out to explore some of the back alleys and streets around the hotel. We didn't feel too bad for making the bride trek the downtown streets with us, as she skipped the high heels for some sweet teal converse low-tops! So smart! We snapped as many portraits as we could with the bridal party while we still had the light to work with, and then headed inside to start the pre-wedding touch ups. Early sundown times mean we're usually running right up against the end of daylight for portraits but it always ensures we're working with the most flattering light, which we love :)
The buzz of friends and family arriving meant that it would soon be time for Aaron to see his beautiful bride for the first time! I could tell by the look on Aaron's face and the emotion he displayed that this was most definitely one of the best moments of his life!
After the vows had been said, we broke out the flashes, and took the bride and groom and wedding party around the first floor of the hotel and down a couple city streets for some portraits.
Stacy and Aaron, we had such an amazing time getting to spend the day with you and photograph your wedding! We are wishing you and your growing family many years of love and happiness!
Please enjoy 80 or so of our favorite images from Stacy and Aaron's wedding day below.
Watch out world! Baby Kamryn is here, and she is currently melting all the hearts in the maternity ward at the hospital! We got the message last night about Baby Kamryn's arrival, and headed to the hospital today for her first photo session. She is just the most precious thing we've ever laid eyes on, and we simply can't wait to do more sessions with this one! Here are just a few our favorite frames from this afternoons Fresh 48 Session. Congratulations Gabrielle & Michael!
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Tori and Cody got married at the historic Coleman Theatre in downtown Miami, Oklahoma on December 9, 2017. This was our 30th wedding of the year! Here's about 70 of our favorite frames from Tori & Cody's December wedding.
'Tis the season for Family Sessions :) We ventured into the pine trees with the Anderson clan for this years Christmas session. Here are a few of our favorite frames from their session!
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Aly+Kyle's engagement session was shot in Arma, Kansas. Here are about 30 of our favorite frames from their album.
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Hannah and Cody got married on December 2, 2017 in Lamar, Missouri.
Here are some of our favorite frames from Hannah and Cody's wedding day!
Heather+Joe were our first December wedding this year! They got married in Kansas City, Missouri on December 1, 2017. We could go on and on about how perfect this day was from start to finish, but we'll just let the pictures do the talking:)
Here's about 75 of our very favorite frames from Heather and Joe's Kansas City Wedding!
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Kelsey and Tyler got married in an intimate ceremony this November at The Civil War Ranch in Carthage, Missouri.
Here are a few of our favorite frames from Kelsey & Tyler's Wedding Day! Enjoy:)
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Vera and Doug were our first November wedding this year at the Roxy and Amelie Event Center in Downtown Joplin.
Today seems like just about as good of a day as any to share one of our favorite fall weddings ever! This day just felt flawless in every way. From hair and makeup to the venue, to the ceremony and reception, it was all a dream! The moody afternoon light created by a light sort of mist that hovered over us all day gave us that magic light we're always looking for as photographers. These two put so much thought and effort into creating a fun and memorable experience for their friends and family. Every detail from the decorations, food and drink, down to the wedding program was thought over meticulously and it showed. The ceremony took place in an intimate setting at the Roxy in front of about 150 of their closest friends and family. After the ceremony, the newlywed's guests hung out socializing, having cocktails, and striking poses in The Shutter Bus while we got our wedding portrait session on.
Vera and Doug's love story all got started on Tinder! After a few dates, they were engaged and the rest, as they say, is history! We just love that these two found each other. They are delightfully complimentary to each other, and love to laugh and have fun, which made our job as their photographers so easy! We are loving these two and the way their album is taking shape!
Check out 70 of our favorite frames from Vera and Doug's November wedding. Hope you enjoy:)