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Ashley+Joe • Affinity Riverside Estate • Nixa, Mo • Wedding Photographer

Ashley and Joe got married at the Affinity Riverside Estate in Nixa, Missouri. This wedding was perfect in every way and we have been anxiously awaiting getting to edit and share these pictures for our friends Ashley + Joe.

Let’s start with the venue. We have only had the pleasure of capturing weddings at The Affinity Riverside Estate twice, but we can’t wait for the chance to go back. There is a waterfall running through the middle of the property that leads back to one of the most fabulous outdoor wedding spots we ever laid eyes on. Beautifully constructed wooden benches nestled perfectly in the surrounding forest. Directly behind is 3 stories of decking (including an outdoor dance floor) that overlooks the ceremony area, providing the perfect perch to watch the ceremony, take in the air, or get your dance on! Seriously, this is as good a place as any to say ‘i do’.

Now let’s get to Ashley and Joe. I got to meet these sweethearts when we did their engagement shoot a while back down on commercial street in Springfield. There was coffee, there was beer. Enough said! Within minutes I could tell that this couple was truly in love and couldn’t wait to get married, and I was over the moon that they had chosen me to be the one to capture that love. Getting to watch them get married and join their families together, seeing the love for each other and their sweet kiddos was honestly perfect. And just wait until you hear their vows. Not a dry eye in the house.

Here are a few of our favorites from Ashley and Joe’s wedding day at the Affinity Riverside Estate! Enjoy…

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Sarah+Jory • Haseltine Estate • Wedding Photographer • Springfield, Missouri

Sarah and Jory got married at the Hazeltine Estate in Springfield, Missouri. This wedding was basically a favorites list. One of our favorite couples ever at one of our favorite venues during our favorite time of year. The list goes on! The Hazeltine Estate is a photographer’s playground. There is so much to see and do there, from the lush greenery all around the property, spacious and well thought out bride & groom suites, endless options for ceremonies, a chandelier hanging from a tree, a sweet rope swing. OH, and a pool! Sarah & Jory’s wedding was one for the ages and one that won’t soon be forgotten.

We had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know Sarah & Jory a little bit back months ago during their engagement session. We knew then that they were so nice and fun to be around that we were going to love their wedding day! Our day started out getting ready with the bride and groom in their separate areas, where we got all of the getting ready and detail shots. Sarah in the bridal loft over the barn and Jory in the basement bar area across the property. After we caught our breath from seeing Sarah in her dress for the first time, it was time for Jory to do the same. The couple met for the first time on their wedding day down a long walk way underneath the trees. The look on Jory’s face was priceless when he turned and saw Sarah for the first time. After a long emotional hug and a few words, it was time for portraits. The bridesmaids stunned in their sage bridesmaid dresses, while the groomsmen looked dapper in grey pants, white shirts, and leather bow ties with matching suspenders and shoes. After exploring all the property had to offer for bridal party portraits, it was time for a quick ceremony, and then on to the reception. The wedding reception took place underneath a tent on the property, where the newlyweds along with friends and family danced the night away. Blacksheep was on hand serving up burgers and fries throughout the night which kept all of the wedding guests happy. About midway through the night, we were all treated to a huge fireworks show put together by Sarah’s dad. We had so much fun with these two on their wedding day and are so excited to share a few of our favorite images. Enjoy!

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Aly+Kyle / / Wedding / / Barn @ Timber Cove

Aly and Kyle got married at The Barn @ Timber Cove in Pittsburg Kansas. Here are a few of our favorite frames….enjoy :)

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Ashley+Josh / / Arkansas Wedding / / Photographer

Ashley and Josh got married at a family home backyard wedding in Northwest Arkansas. Give me ALL the backyard weddings in Northwest Arkansas. This wedding, the setting, the sweet couple, family, everything was perfect! We could not be happier to have been there to capture all the magic from Ashley and Josh's Arkansas Wedding! Here's sixty of our favorite frames from their wedding day...enjoy! 

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Sydney+George / / Wedding / / Downstream / / Joplin, Missouri / / Photographer

Sydney and George got married this June at Downstream Casino. We are so excited to finally blog this wedding. These sweethearts have been waiting patiently as we edit their photos and they are finally done! 

This day started out capturing all the pre wedding details in the bridal/groom suites at Downstream. Sydney & I then headed down to meet George where he was waiting on the lawn under a beautifully overcast sky waiting for his bride. George has an identical twin so we were in for a little scare when Nick (Geroge's twin) met us as we got off the elevator heading for first look! My heart skipped a beat.....200 or so weddings and not one blown first look and I thought that might have been the end of that streak :/ lol. Sydney approached George slowly and finally he got to see his bride for the first time in her dress. George's emotion as he spun and saw Sydney said it all! This man and woman are deeply in love and I am so thankful I was there to capture it all! This day, this couple, this wedding was perfect! See how their day unfolded in about 120 or so of our favorite frames from Sydney and George's wedding day! Enjoy...

Courtney+Tyler / / Engagement

Courtney and Tyler invited us out to their family farm in Walker, Missouri for their engagement shoot! We explored some beautiful countryside and this is what we came up with :) Can't wait for their wedding next spring at the Silver Spoon Barn. Enjoy a few of our favorites from Courtney and Tyler's engagement session! 

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Jill+Chase / / Wedding / / Pierce City, Missouri / / Photographer

Jill and Chase got married last month at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pierce City, Missouri. I can't tell you the amount of joy it brings me to have another photographer ask me to photograph their wedding. What a tremendous honor! This day began with me flying the drone around and location scouting around the venue. The church was surrounded with beautiful green shade trees, and a creek that flowed through the property, making portraits a dream. Jill+Chase were such a great couple to work with. I love the way she looks at him. One look and you know that they are truly deeply connected and in love. His reaction to seeing her in her dress for the first time during their first look was just something that I'm so happy we were able to capture the raw emotion of that moment in a way that they can re-live over and over again throughout their lives. Here's about 100 or so of our favorite frames from Jill and Chase's wedding day. Enjoy :) 

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Miranda+Bart / / Wedding / / Ironhorse Golf Club / / Overland Park, Kansas

Things we love...Friends, Weddings, and Kansas City! So, when our friends Miranda and Bart asked us to photograph their wedding in Kansas City, we were over the moon! It means so much that this sweet couple put the all important task of awesome wedding photos in our hands, and we couldn't be more thrilled to share a few of our favorites from their wedding day. Miranda and Bart got married at the Ironhorse Golf Club in Overland Park. As you can see, this new venue is absolutely gorgeous and provided some breathtaking backdrops for portraits with the bride and groom. We started off hanging out with the bride for the first part of the day as she put the finishing touches on final wedding details and got hair and makeup. We did first look with bride and groom in the exact spot that they would soon say 'i do', and ventured out into the heat for a few portraits. I promised we would go fast, and they were some troopers. We all sweat a little bit but it was so worth it. We're in love with these few frames from Miranda and Bart's wedding. Enjoy...

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Randi+Dylan / / Proposal

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!