Wow. What a day. What a party. We’re pretty sure that’s what all of Kara and Cesar’s guests said when they headed home for the night. This gorgeous fall wedding day started out with the bride and groom getting ready and spending some relaxed and fun time with their closest friends and family. And of course Kara’s special dogs, who never left her side. Then they headed over to St. Joseph Catholic Church for the ceremony. The current church was built in the 1800s, and was dedicated in 1900. So, you can just imagine the history this stunning building tells. As soon as they became Mr. and Mrs. Rodriguez, they hit the town for some photos with their bridal party. A very special ladybug even decided to pop in for a visit, which made this day even more special than it already was. Finally, it was on to the reception. And like we said…wow. What a party. From the mariachi band, to the mock wedding celebration, to the Lawrence [KU] Bar Band [who showed up as a surprise to everyone..especially the bride’s father], this reception was one to remember. And remember it, we will. Kara and Cesar, it was such an incredible honor to work with you and document your wedding. We wish you many many years of happiness, health, and good fortune, and most of all, LOVE!!!
Ceremony | St. Joseph Catholic Church
Reception | Heritage Hall
Event Planner | Lindsay Kooser
Flowers | Flowers by Bill
Catering | 23rd St. Brewery
Planning engagement sessions with our clients is the perfect way for us to get to know them better. We ask things like, “Where do you like to hang out?” “What kinds of things do you love to do together?” “Do you have any favorite parts of the city?” This ensures that we won’t just take them to all the “typical” photo spots, putting them in locations and situations that don’t have any personal meaning to them. But rather, it guarantees not only that their photos will be “real” and “them” but also that they will be comfortable and will have fun during the session. Sometimes we explain it like we are sort of following them on date night. Just documenting them, as a couple, doing what they normally do together. It doesn’t matter if it’s a favorite bar or restaurant, a sporting event, a picnic in the park, shopping, cooking together, or even hanging out at home, eating Chinese takeout, snuggling with the dog on the couch, and watching a movie. Truly…the sky’s the limit, and we have shot so many unique and special engagement sessions over the years! Emily and Peter really like hanging out in their Waldo neighborhood, and they are also a very “outdoorsy” couple. They like hiking, camping, canoeing, etc. So, we started out with coffee at one of their favorite spots, Coffee Girls, and then headed to Swope Park. It was a gorgeous cool, crisp fall day, and their session was perfectly them. We can’t wait for their new adventure to begin next June!
Becca and Khang were referred to us by two of our favorite past wedding clients. And, you know, people you love generally associate with other people you will love too. And that is so true with these two! They had such a beautiful wedding day, and we spent time at the Raphael Hotel, St. Patrick Catholic Church, and Berg Event Space. They had a lovely intimate bridal party, made up of a few of their closest friends, but so many more friends and family came out to celebrate with them on that gorgeous fall Saturday. Their day was filled to the brim with so many special little moments between them and the people they love the most. We were so incredibly honored to have been selected to document their day and the start of their new life together. Congratulations Becca and Khang!
Ceremony | St. Patrick Catholic Church
Reception | Berg Event Space
Videography | 38 Films
Hair Stylist | April Arnold
Makeup Artist | Michelle Marturano
Flowers | Blue Bouquet
Cake | Rebekah Foster
Catering | Expressive Catering
DJ | ReMIX Djs
We’re going on a few years now, documenting this awesome family…and we wouldn’t have it any other way. This mama LOVES her boys, and why shouldn’t she? They’re all such awesome guys, and so handsome to boot! Mom and dad are so head over heels in love with each other, and their sons are such fabulous young men. I guess you could say these guys are some of our all time faves! Thanks Habben Family for another great session!
For 8 years we have been photographing this beautiful family. 8 years! Do you know how very cool it is to be able to watch a family grow and change over a period of time like that? Well, if you don’t, we’ll just tell you….it’s one of the best things ever. These kids have grown up right before our very eyes, and every time we do another session with them, they are like two totally different people. And of course, we can’t forget mom and dad. Thank you both for allowing us to continually step into your world and be part of your family for a little bit . We hope you cherish your photos as much as we love taking them. We can’t wait to see what these kiddos will be like in another 8 years!