We are so lucky to have been working with this beautiful family for a few years now. And each session seems better than the last. Perhaps it’s because they just get more comfortable each time we shoot, or maybe it’s because of how the kiddos are growing up into these awesome human beings with their own distinct personalities. Whatever the reason, it is truly a joy each and every time we get behind the camera and document these little snippets of their life. Until next time, Lyon Family!
We shot Lara and Blake’s wedding back in 2009, and now they have welcomed sweet little Eden to their family! One of the best parts of being photographers is not only having the privilege of witnessing all the awesome ways a family grows and changes over the years, but also getting to document those changes. And we are so thankful when our past wedding clients choose to come back to us when they start their families. Just like weddings, while the overall experience of having a baby is so amazing and special, it’s all the little everyday moments…the ones that nobody else sees…the ones that will be the first to be forgotten…that make it truly extraordinary. Welcome to the world, little darling.
When Alyssa and Brett contacted us from Austin, TX and said they wanted us to document their wedding, it didn’t take long for us to know that it would be a super awesome fit. And our suspicions were confirmed very quickly once we got to know them a bit more. When they came to KC to meet us and to do their engagement session, we got the whole story of how they met and how their engagement went down. It was literally an LOL fest, right there in the studio. I mean these guys are adorable AND hilarious. Shouldn’t we all be so lucky? Anyhoo, the pink balloon and Coke vs. Diet Coke themes continued on to the wedding day [duh], but thankfully [at least to Alyssa] the denim vest was not present. Congratulations you two!
Ceremony and Reception | The Little Theater at Municipal Auditorium
Preparations | The Aladdin Hotel
Event Planner | Millie’s Event Designs
Hair and Makeup | Be Chic Bride | Mikayla Crane
Flowers | Maple Lane Designs
Catering | Kansas City Convention Center | Aramark
Cake | Hy-Vee
Music | Juniper String Ensemble
Photo Booth | KC Flipbooks
Britta and Chris. Oh my gosh. We recently got connected with them through one of our favorite event coordinators here in KC who is planning a dream “wedding” for them this October. Why, you ask, are “engagement” and “wedding” in quotes? Well, because they are actually already married. But, due to a cancer diagnosis and the chemotherapy treatments it required, they never got to experience the beautiful wedding they had always hoped for. More recently, they had plans for a vow renewal to honor their 15 years of marriage, but a job loss and a second cancer diagnosis meant that was no longer feasible for them. Enter Christine Darden. This incredible lady, wedding professional, and friend is putting together a group of KC’s most awesome wedding vendors so that this amazing couple can finally have the wedding of their dreams. Unfortunately, we were already booked for another wedding on the day of their celebration, but that didn’t stop us from doing their “engagement” photos! They are seriously one of the most adorable couples we have ever met, and they are truly, madly, deeply in love with each other. Won’t you join us in welcoming them to the blog, congratulating them on a SECOND cancer victory [woohoo!], and wishing them the very best as they celebrate 15 years of marriage and get ready for 15 more?
Event Coordination | Celebrations of Love
Makeup | Jolie Artistry
Sometimes you meet people, and as you get to know them, you realize that the love shared between them and their family and friends is so genuine, so true, so loyal. Alex and Justin are two of those people, and getting to document the day they became husband and wife was such an honor for us. So many awesome little moments were captured [including Kylie the cat, who is one of Alex’s best friends in the whole wide world], and those moments are now frozen in time…forever. What a gift. Not only for them, but for all the future generations of their family, as well. Their love story will be one for the ages, and we are thrilled to be able to give you a little glimpse of it here. Congratulations Alex and Justin. And thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for allowing us to be part of your day.
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Event Coordinator | Celebrations of Love
Hair |Brook Hixson
Makeup | Jolie Artistry
Flowers | Final Touch Studios
Cake | Dolce Bakery
DJ | Rich Linden
Video | David Keim