I don’t take on a lot of new families anymore, but absolutely love that I have several repeat family clients that I’ve gotten to see grow over the last two and half years alongside my business. I take the Cunningham’s photos just about every six months, and they are more and more adorable every time. I’ve blogged a set of theirs before and I’m sure I will show off more in the future. I’ll keep this brief, but just had to share a few shots from this recent gorgeous shoot outside The Rio - one of my absolutely favorite locations.
What started as a bit of a joke and a little misunderstanding between Paper-Heart Events and myself, ended up becoming one of the coolest styled shoots I’ve been a part of. This shoot was more of a passion project, so to speak. I’d been really itching to do something entirely out of the box wedding wise, and this super fun, laid back, arcade/amusement park shoot was just the ticket. (100% pun intended.)
Moree of Paper-Heart pretty much took the wheel on this one since she’d worked at the location for several years in high school, and already had several contacts at Paradise Park. None of this would’ve been possible without the management’s generosity in use of their facility. Moree also joined forces with the gorgeous owners of Luxxe Apparel. The shop owners provided all of the styling and even joined us the day of the shoot as our models! Wild Peony Studio, Fowlerhouse Films, and Salon Chressin also joined the shoot to provide all finishing touches and a super fun video of the day. I can’t thank these guys enough for bringing this vision to life!
V E N D O R S
location: Paradise Park
planning: Paper-Heart Events
photography: Juliana Noelle Jumper
video: Fowlerhouse Films
balloons/floral: Wild Peony Studio
huma: Salon Chressin
styling/models: Luxxe Apparel
Last month I traveled to my hometown of Tulsa, OK to shoot a wedding in the very venue I was married in nearly two years prior; a gorgeous, modern glass chapel in Broken Arrow. I may be a little biased but this wedding was seriously one the most beautiful I’ve ever shot. I can’t get over it. Alex and Cody were such a cool and gorgeous couple. I knew I liked them the first time we spoke on video chat and they introduced me to their cats. Ya’ll know how I feel about cats. Unfortunately, they didn’t have a cool cat cake topper like I did. (Yes, I’m 100% serious.)
These guys got so lucky with the crazy Spring weather that frequently occurs in the area at this time of year. That morning I was awoken by the not so soothing sound of tornado sirens. Around noon, I had to run to a Target to purchase some rain boots because I hadn’t thought it pack mine, and the rain was coming down so hard there was no way I could wear my flats. Luckily in spite of the terrible flooding and tornadoes, the bad weather managed to clear out just in time for the ceremony. During their portrait session we were even lucky enough to see the sun break through the clouds for a few brief moments. Overall this day was absolutely magical. It made me want to plan my wedding here all over again.
V E N D O R S
venue: Glass Chapel
floral: The French Bouquet
cake: All Things Cake
linens: Party Pro
I’ve been obsessed with Hodge Park for awhile now. Historic towns are kind of my thing and there are so many in the area. So naturally, I was pretty stoked when Laura & Bryan were into the idea of having their engagement photos shot here. I suggested this location because it lends a hand to their wedding venue; Paradise Park in Oregon, MO. I’m a big fan of engagement shoots and wedding days playing off each other, whether that be by location, activity, or through some other key factor. I think it’s important to create a consistent look throughout both albums without getting too similar.
Below are a few of my favorites from this very rare nice day when it was both sunny and not sweltering outside!
Super jealous over this one because I’m entirely convinced that this is exactly how my wedding should’ve gone- a private elopement for close family and a fun filled reception with friends- and in a venue I considered nonetheless! This shoot took place only two days before my own wedding anniversary so it was on my mind to say the least.
Cassie and Till were married in their current city of San Diego prior to me capturing their Kansas City reception, and short staged ceremony at The Simpson House. I absolutely loved all the details and laid back vibe of the festivities. They had friends perform songs, play instruments, and give speeches throughout the evening, which quickly became one of the most entertaining receptions I’ve experienced.
The thing I enjoyed the most about this wedding was that I was given the freedom to just create and capture at will. Cassie was upfront about wanting candid shots over posed images, and enjoyed my photo journalistic approach to events. With this post I choose to include more candid images, rather than those of the ceremony. This wedding was very much about the gathering and experience, over that of traditional wedding day happenings; it was about family, entertainment, and love. Of course, I had to steal Cassie and Till away to get a few shots of them alone in front of the gorgeous venue regardless.