Juliana Noelle Jumper

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Inspiration | Mid Century Moon: Mod, Editorial, & Subtly Celestial

It’s currently the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon-landing, so it seems only appropriate to release my Mid Century Moon editorial. Yes, I totally planned this. Totally. Definitely not a coincidence at all…

Originally this project was a conceptual collaboration between me and another photographer, entitled 1960s Starfall. We had hoped to create an editorial that was moody, celestial, and dramatic; images which captured the style and volatile nature of the 1960s. We also hoped to in-cooperate a more literal celestial theme, but I was a bit apprehensive. Celestial weddings were top trending on the coasts in 2018, so naturally here in the Midwest everyone and their dog is hosting one. I love stars and moons as much as the next girl, but I’m about pushing ideas and getting ahead of trends so I opted for a more subdued celestial touch.

Like any editorial project we started with a lot of ideas and hopes and dreams and chipped away at things from there. We had started planning in March but as my Spring busy season took over, my interest in this shoot fell away. I’d signed on for two editorials that were entirely my own in a different city. I’d already done two collaborative shoots at the beginning of the year so I was okay with letting my collaborative partner take the reins a bit. About 2 weeks out I started getting a bad feeling due to various things, but mostly just a feeling. I’m extremely organized when it comes to shoots, and most things I typically had established had not at all been touched upon. I played with the idea of cancelling, but like any vendor I know how that makes you look. Most of the vendors that signed on to do the shoot had done so through my coordination and networking. Therefore, cancelling would only directly let down my friends and personal connections.

Two days before the shoot my collaborative photographer had a family issue and had to drop out. I shook it off, reached out to an incredibly talented and reliable replacement. The secondary photographer happened to be in Denver the morning of, but stepped off her plane and headed our way. I seriously cannot thank her enough. In my second wind of planning I had structured everything to compensate for two photographers. There is absolute no way I could’ve done it alone. The morning of the shoot another vendor had a major family emergency and could not make it. I was able to collect part of what was intended, but couldn’t get access to the custom backdrop that had been created. I was able to track down a replacement alter and also made some purchases of my own to complete the new look. In spite of the set backs and last minute cancellations, I am so, so grateful for the contributions of all the vendors involved. I guess it was because I did the coordination, but I really personally liked this team. I feel like I made some new friends in addition to getting to know some really talented people. I also expanded my network quite a bit with 4 non-local vendors.

Although I was beyond tired and majorly stressed after all the last minute changes, I’m actually quite pleased with how these images turned out. I can definitely see a lot of myself in this shoot. I know everyone looks at me like I’m the wedding industry’s soft goth cousin, but with this project I really wanted to focus more on a softer editorial approach. It’s still moody though. It’ll always be moody. After reviewing the images I decided to change the name to Mid Century Moon in honor of the stunning cake Emily at Sweet Soiree provided. I could tell when she dropped it off she was a little uncertain about it, as she had purposefully exaggerated the design for my photography style. I felt like it’s dramatic look encapsulated the chaos surrounding the shoot, the time period which inspired the work, and my style overall. Because while darkness and drama can be intimidating they can also be beautiful, delicate, and utterly poetic.

V E N D O R S
venue: The Delaware Space
photography / coordination: Juliana Noelle Jumper
photography: Lexie Penichet Photography
videography: Rushing Productions
vintage camper: Insta Fun KC
floral: Nephew & Co.
cake: Sweet Soiree
stationary: Ellipsis Design
arbor: Supply Event Rentals
select rentals: Belle Journee
gown: Grace + Ivory
veil: Veronica Couture
jewelry: Cydney Ross
hmua: Looks by Logan / Makaela Tillman
models: (in order of appearance): Maddie Dong / Jessie Corbin / Joey Bartsch / Jeff Pavalone

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Wedding | A Woodland Celtic Celebration with Fairytale Whimsy

It was almost exactly a year ago that I was sending Samantha photographer recommendations. I was a little bit out of budget so I gathered some options and we parted ways. A few months later she was still without a photographer and asked her friend Anna for recommendations. Turns out Anna was a former college classmate of mine, and decided to send her my website. Samantha decided to take the plunge and booked me shortly thereafter. Oh my my my am I ever glad she did!

Samantha and Brock teach abroad in Myanmar for most of the year, and over the course of their first year of marriage they will get married three times in three different countries. I was fortunate enough to get to capture wedding number two, right here in Missouri. Held at the whimsical and wooded Paradise Park, we had so much fun exploring the woods, streams and rustic structures that make up this gorgeous secluded venue.

I’m generally not the fairy tale wedding type, but this fairy tale is one I could get behind. With Celtic traditions, a hand tying, a gorgeous custom gown, and so many potted plants I seriously cannot get over the beauty of their wedding day. I wish them all the best at their next and final wedding in Canada!

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Wedding | An Outdoor Wedding Adorned in Fall Foliage

There was a book I used to love reading as a child called The Bunnies’ Ball. It was about two children who went into the woods at night and witnessed a beautiful woodland dance held by the forest rabbits. Decorated archways, flower adornments, and clever use of firefly light provided the backdrop to this sweet fairy-tale. I couldn’t help but compare the setting of this story and the stunning design of Jodie and Anita’s intimate wedding. There was something so very enchanted about the presentation, but so very warm and inviting all the same. Held in a private clearing on Jodie’s parent’s land in Wichita, the ceremony space contained a beautiful archway entrance and alter; both adorned with fall foliage, flowers, and rustic lanterns. Having a wedding outdoors in late November always comes with a slight risk for poor weather, so tubs of blankets were made available to guests as they entered the ceremony space. The Reception was held in a nearby mental building which had been transformed by use of silk backdrops, fairly lights, votive candles, many many flowers, and a beautiful dessert buffet. It was all so very stunning (and quite delicious.)

I didn’t get the chance to meet with Jodie and Anita prior to their wedding day,as I worked closely with their planner instead; however, I was instantly at ease when we did finally meet. They were animal lovers for one, and didn’t seem to take themselves too seriously considering it was their wedding day. Having been together for twelve years, they referred to their wedding as a formality more than once. And what a formality it was! With sweet heartfelt personal vows, Jodie’s 90 year old grandfather officiating, and their young daughter to recess with them down the aisle they formally became partners for life.

VENDORS
planning and floral design: Shana Vaughn Designs
rentals: Wichita Event Rentals
cake: Cake Affairs
sweets: Cheri’s Bakery
catering: Corporate Caterers of Wichita

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Inspiration | Tea Party at The Vintage House

The Tea Party Styled Shoot might be my favorite of Ashley’s styled-shoots to date. I’ve always had a love of vintage and tea rooms. Both have a strong connection to my childhood, and so when this shoot came to be I jumped at the opportunity to participate. I might have bit off a little more than I could chew since this shoot took place during my busiest month of the year. I felt slightly indifferent going through the motions the day of. The thing about styled shoots though, especially those planned by someone else, is that they take you out of your comfort zone and you have to pay attention.


Being primarily shabby chic this particular location is a light and airy dreamscape. However, I’m not a light-airy photographer, or person for that matter. I scoff at antiqued furniture, chalk paint, and have the attention span of a gnat when it comes to diy projects. I watch shows about modernist architecture, and enjoy the sparseness of minimalist rooms. That all being said, there’s something utterly inviting about this space. I found myself naturally drawn to the dim lit rooms, patchwork quilts, and soft translucent curtains. It felt very familiar, like a hug from my grandmother; it created a distinct nostalgic response that I aimed to capture. I wanted my images to transcend the professionally decorated cottage decor and focus on the home, and rural warmth. But all that aside, I am HERE for Thirty One; Thirty’s designs! She nails it every time. Look at the cake table!

VENDORS
host: Ashley Ice | planner/designer: ThirtyOne; Thirty Events & Design | venue: The Vintage House | floral: Adorn Floral Design | stationary: The Ink Cafe | cakes & sweets: Crumbs and Confections | watercolor: Ginger Snap | cotton candy: Cotton Tale KC | gown design: Olha Potapenko | gown retailer: The Gown Gallery | bridesmaid gowns: Bella Bridesmaids | tux: Mia’s Bridal & Tailoring | jewelry: Happily Ever Borrowed | makeup: Shanelise | hair: Mae Day Studio | models: Bride - Kelsey Murphy, Groom - Shannen McCray, Bridesmaids - Jasmine, Toya, Kenzie


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Wedding | Late Summer Celebration at Rustic, Winery + Vinyard

Emily & Aaron’s wedding couldn’t have been on a more beautiful day. Held at the brand new, and utterly gorgeous Bourgmont Vineyard and Winery, this wedding was elegant, moving, and playful.

Created from a converted horse stable, Bourgmont Vineyard’s rustic reception hall was filled with the most beautiful light throughout the entire day. It was a true photographer’s dream space. I was also able to take a few bride and groom portraits in the huge neighboring guest house, which included a ginormous living room picture window overlooking the Kansas hills, a beautiful staircase overlook, and moody library for some serious Wes Anderson vibes. The couple embraced their wine-centric surroundings and created their center pieces and cake stand from recycled wine bottles. They also incorporated their love of sports into the day, with a volley ball shaped wedding cake and a short game of one on one after the ceremony. Because naturally this place would also have a basket ball court.

This wedding was one of the more moving weddings I’ve attended. I’m not a crier, or one to gush over romantic gestures. Call me a cynic; call me cold. It’s fine. However, Emily and Aaron’s love for each other really resonated with me in way that felt so genuine and touching. During their first dance I nearly teared up, and that’s something I didn’t even do at my own wedding.

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