Juliana Noelle Jumper

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Wedding | An Architectural & Artistic Elopement for KC Creatives

This keeps sitting in my queue because I can’t seem to find the words to best describe Cydney and Daniel’s courthouse elopement. Their elopement took place at Jackson County Courthouse on a Monday afternoon on their seven year anniversary. (I think?) They surrounded themselves with close friends, family, former professors, and a really awesome crepe cake. All I can say is that it was utterly, authentically “them “ which feels fairly contrived to put it as such.

I’ve only been friends with these two for a short time, but have know of Cydney for a several years. I’m not really sure when our paths first crossed, but we attended the same college and the same business seminar post grad. I photographed their sweet cat family back in December and have collaborated with Cydney (who is a kick ass porcelain artist) several times since. I still don’t know Daniel very well, but I’m sure he’s as kind and creative as his counterpart. They seem to be the type of couple that I could easily just grab a drink with. Super laid back and fun to talk to. Michael and I were even invited to their pre-wedding party. Unfortunately, Michael has a distinct fear of Funkytown so that didn’t quite work out.

All aside, I was so happy they allowed me to be a part of their day! Since courthouse weddings are no longer a thing in Jackson County I never thought I’d be able to shoot inside. You have to have an “in” to get married in the building. Cydney’s father being a lawyer allowed them to find a judge, and in turn, all the gorgeous marble was mine to capture. Muahaha! Seriously, they couldn’t have picked more beautiful locations. First the ceremony inside the courthouse and a short reception followed at a near perfectly lit art gallery. This was dream elopement status for me; these are my people.


V E N D O R S
cake: Seven Swans Creperie
floral: Crestwood Flowers

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Inspiration | Ever After at The Everly KC

I have an absolute love of styled shoots. They keep my expanded portfolio looking fresh af, they are wonderful networking opportunities, and they are super creative shoots that allow me to both experiment and refine.

My recent shoot at The Everly is definitely one of my absolute favorites. Partially this is because I was the only photographer present, which gave me a lot of room to play unlike most styled shoots; mostly, this was because the entire atmosphere was styled to be dark and romantic, as my images most naturally appear. I didn’t quite realize how beautiful this shoot would be until I showed up and my jaw hit the floor over the ceremony backdrop. Once they added the votive candles along the aisle I thought I was gonna cry. The entire atmosphere was warm and soft, set aglow by candle light, string lights adorning the ceiling, and refined further by spot lights to illuminate the backdrop just so.

The Everly itself is an incredibly versatile space; it has an industrial, modern look, but a warm and nostalgic air about itself that is incredibly inviting. Tucked in the heart of The Crossroads it becomes something utterly of Kansas City, and provides access to many local historic markers. Incorporating the surrounding locations into the shoot was very important. So naturally I forced the models to walk a block down the road to Town Topic for a few pictures. Strangers congratulating them on their non-marriage along the way!

**CREATIVES/CONTRIBUTORS**
outreach/vendor selection: Better Ask Angela
planning: Events by Beth Long
venue: The Everly
photography: Juliana Noelle Jumper (me, duh)
floral design: Good Earth Floral
lighting design: Icon Event Group
stationary: The Prettiest Pixel
rentals: Ultrapom Event Rental
wedding attire: Stephanie’s Bridal Boutique
hair and makeup: Hello Lovely

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Couples | The Bold, The Beautiful, The Bronchial Tree

I’d been pondering about photographing Michael and Geena for a long time. I dug their bold style, playful nature, and great hair. However, it wasn’t until Katelyn of Treolo Photography approached me about mentoring that I decided to use the opportunity as an excuse to do just that. I choose two locations I knew would compliment them; both brightly colored areas with flowers and an urban vibe that suited them well. I wanted something more though, and when pictures of a pink glittering tree appeared on my Facebook feed I knew I’d found my last spot.

The pink tree is actually Tree, Broken Tree, an installation by artist Dylan Mortimer, as part of the city wide art’s initiative, Open Spaces. I saw the artist refer to the tree as a bronchial tree in lieu of it’s more poetic title, and I liked that so much I began calling it that myself. You can read more about it’s meaning in detail in this lovely interview with the artist HERE, but to summarize: the tree is a personal work about the artist’s life long disease, recent lung transplant, and being able to really breath again.

Not to subvert the intended meaning, but when finding out more about this installation I liked how that personal concept translated to the idea of love and commitment. How we find each other and relearn and reexamine ourselves, how we elicit harm and growth within relationships, and how a part of ourselves that existed before we found our perfect counterparts will always remain. A dying tree, a transplanted lung, a romance, a relationship; all things fragile, yet learning to survive.

It’s also a pink glittery tree, and that’s pretty cool just in and of itself.

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