Some people in KC might not have wanted the snow we got a little while back. But we were thrilled because it made this beautiful couple’s day all the more magical. In fact, we think more people should plan January weddings! This was an absolutely lovely day, and Rebecca and Coleton did things just how they wanted. From Rebecca getting ready in her family home, to the wedding party hitting up Arrowhead for photos, to the Louisburg Cider Mill donuts they brought out for their guests at the end of the night. It was all just perfect. Thank you, Rebecca and Coleton, for inviting us to be part of your day. It has been an honor getting to know your family, and we are grateful that we get to tell your story.
Ceremony | St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Parish
Reception | Sheraton Overland Park
Event Planner | Celebrations of Love
Hair and Makeup | Something Blue Salon
Flowers | Maple Lane Designs
Cake | Dolce Bakery
Band | Lost Wax
Donuts | Louisburg Cider Mill
We said “Adios!” to 2016 with Stefanie and Kevin. And we ushered in 2017 with them too. Yep…they had their reception first…on New Year’s Eve, and their wedding on New Year’s Day. Why? Because they wanted to. And it was perfect. They had both events at the beautiful James P. Davis Hall on Wyandotte County Lake, which suited them and their style so very well. These two have a very long history together, so this day was truly all about them finally saying “I do” to each other, while being surrounded by the friends and family who are most important to them. There were so many special moments shared between them and the ones they love, and we are humbled and grateful that we are the ones who got to be there to witness and capture it all. Take your time with this post. Scroll through slowly and really take it all in. It’s like you can just feel the emotions jumping out of the screen. Like we always say…the cake shot can wait. The ring shot can wait. But moments like so many of these are fleeting and are gone in the blink of an eye. Moments are what matter. And this wedding was not short on them. Stefanie and Kevin…thank you so much for having us. And congratulations on your new life together. May it be long, and filled with much love.
Ceremony and Reception | James P. Davis Hall
Flowers | In Bloom Floral Design
Music | Brett Jackson Quartet
Catering | Hy-Vee
Dessert | KC Donut Co
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Documenting wedding stories is what we do. Or at least, it’s one of the most important things we do. And there is never a shortage of wonderful emotion-filled little moments to capture and freeze in time forever. 2016 was no exception to this, so we are truly delighted to share some of our favorite moments that have happened over course of the past year. Some of them might make you laugh, some might elicit a tear or two [we’ll never tell], and some might just draw you in for some unknown reason and make you want to linger for just a moment longer. Whatever they do to you, we think [hope] that these moments will show what we believe is the most important part of every wedding that we shoot. Of course we take lots of shots of all the pretty details, family photos, and everything else that everyone thinks of when they think of “wedding photos”. And those photos are important too! But when all is said and done, THIS is the stuff that really matters. The special little glance between two people, the teary eyed dance of a father and daughter, the uncontrollable laughter of bridesmaids celebrating their best friend’s special day, and of course all the hilarious kid outtakes. This is the good stuff that all too often goes unnoticed…but that none of us really ever want to forget. So it is our mission to make sure that as many as possible of these wonderful and once in a lifetime little moments get preserved forever. We sincerely hope that you will enjoy taking a journey through these photos. And if you are planning a wedding in the next year or two, give us a shout on our contact form so we can tell your story too. It would be an honor.
To see more of each of these stories, click here.
Normally when we document a family, we go out and shoot on location. The family picks a favorite spot, and we get lots of photos of them having fun together and just being themselves. Sometimes, though, it’s good to shake things up a bit. Get outside your comfort zone. Color outside the lines. And lately, for us, that has meant getting back in the studio a bit. It’s been fun to get “back to our roots” and create some really classic and beautiful portraits of people in this setting. It really allows for their expressions and body language to shine through, and keeps all the focus on the people…rather than the surroundings. Thankfully, the Allen family was open to this experience, and they ended up being the perfect family for it! That first photo had a few people asking when their album was gonna drop. Right?!? We even got a few smiles out of a teenager. So, that alone, made it a success. Thank you, Allen family, for coming out to play. We hope you love these photos as much as we do!
If you have followed our blog for any halfway decent amount of time, you have seen these faces before. Mom and Dad first appeared when we shot their wedding many moons ago. And then their two little nuggets came along [actually shot their birth too], and started making our job way more fun. They are seriously the two cutest littles in all of the land. This time, they wanted to shoot at their home. They are in the process of doing some remodeling and wanted to get some shots of the kids in their new big kid rooms. They are also getting ready to get rid of a few very sentimental pieces of furniture that they wanted to include. So it’s about the kids AND couches this time, folks. Until next time, Soltz family…