Daniel & Maggie – Engagement Session Restoration Hardware Kansas City, Missouri

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A classic engagement session always gives me all the feels. Daniel and Maggie had a specific idea in mind for their shoot together and it was glamorous! We shot their session in the Restoration Hardware store in Kansas City, Missouri. The store is exquisite, it is set up like a home and has several different outdoor locations as well as a gorgeous roof-top patio. Can we talk about all the chandeliers? Yes, it was heaven! The two chose to dress classic in black and white attire and it couldn’t have been more perfect.

The best part of this shoot was spending some time with Maggie and Daniel, who absolutely adore each other. They are extremely sweet to one another and have complementary personalities.  I knew within a few minutes of seeing them together that they were the perfect match. I am so excited to document the next chapter of their relationship this Fall! Congrats Daniel and Maggie!


Mr & Mrs McFerron – Reyakjavik, Iceland

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I have this camera and gift to thank for meeting incredible people and traveling the globe. I met Missy through a referral group a couple years ago, she is the owner of Dogwood Social, Jeff City Blog, as well as the new Campus Coworking Space. She is go getter and I admire her tenacity. Missy and Joe briefly talked about getting married locally and then toyed with the idea of elopement. This elopement wasn’t your average destination, Iceland! The unique part about all of it, they hired a travel company, Jubel, who arranged everything without their knowledge. They didn’t choose the country, location, ceremony site, flowers, etc! The two are very laid back and they decided their marriage would be a surprise adventure and left the details to an expert. In my many years of photographing weddings, this idea was fresh and fun and I was more than excited to photograph this sweet couple and their adventure.

They were married on November 13th in Iceland. Luckily, the temperatures were very mild and similar to what we were experiencing in Missouri as far as weather goes. Iceland is incredible! Lots of amazing natural wonders to see and plenty of adventures to pursue. Their wedding ceremony was at the Porufuss Waterfall. If it looks familiar, it was a filming location in season 7 of Game of Thrones. The great part, it is off the beaten path of the Golden Circle (the tourist route), and a beautiful private spot about 30 minutes from the city. Their officiant was local to Reykjavik and gave a beautiful ceremony with a few Icelandic traditions. Can we talk about that red dress and how perfect it was <3. After their ceremony, we went back to Reykjavik to visit the Harpa, it is a beautiful building made of out glass downtown. We utilized the indoor locations to warm up from the ceremony!

The next day, Joe and Missy set out on their honeymoon adventure also coordinated by Jubel. The two toured the southern parts of Iceland and other great attractions. Their marriage adventure will not be one for them to forget, I think it will be amazing for them to tell future children and grandchildren their story. Congrats Missy & Joe! Thank you for the opportunity to work with you and witness your gorgeous wedding day!

Mr & Mrs Eiken – Kempker’s Back 40 Jefferson City, Missouri

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Best. Day. Ever. The best part about this wedding was that I got to meet Katie and Jared, whom I adore. This intimate ceremony and backyard reception was the best, I think every guest who attended is still talking about how amazing this day was. I can honestly say, I have never laughed so hard while documenting a wedding (Katie is a spicy lady), I felt like part of the family all day and I love the fun moments I can document when there is that comfort level. I appreciate a wedding that is totally centered around the couple and what they want. Also, a bride that wants photos with donkeys, goats, and all the furry things is up my alley! This day was pure fun and joy for all, one I will never forget. Congratulations Mr & Mrs Eiken, so happy to be apart of your first chapter. XOXO

Girls: Lisa Nicolay (sister of bride), flower girl Emerson Nicolay (b-niece)

Groom’s Wear: Victor Valentine

Guys: Justin Eiken (brother of groom), ring bearer Jack Raithel (g-nephew)

Stationary: designed by Elisha Bonnot of Queen B Custom Graphics

Florals: River City for wedding party, ceremony seating and reception designs by Elizabeth Hawkey (friend of the bride)

Catering: Lutz’s BBQ

Cake: Chez Monet

Band: The Kay Brothers

Rentals: First Student (shuttle bus)

Hair:  Kelsey Lenox of Indigo the Salon

Makeup:  Heather Mortimer of River Spa & Salon

Coffee: Coffee Zone

Ceremony Music: Tim Gaines

Rings: Ken & Dana Designs

“old car” : Bride’s Grandpa’s

Officiant: MO Supreme Court Justice Zel Fischer

Second Shooter: Janelle Harris

Jt & Morgan, Engagement Session Jefferson City, Missouri

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Congrats to Jt and Morgan! They are a sweet couple set to get married in November of this year. Loved my time with them, looking forward to the wedding :)

Riley & Lane Engagement Session Columbia, Missouri

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Congrats to Riley & Lane! I am so happy to be working with Riley and her sweet family again. It seems like just yesterday she was a senior in high school! The two will be getting married in September at their family farm. I am sure their outdoor wedding will be one to remember.

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