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We are so lucky to have been able to spend Stevie and Jeff’s wedding day with them.  They are truly two of the most kind, genuine, and lovely people we have ever had the pleasure of meeting.  From the sweet words they wrote to each other before the ceremony, to Stevie having a first sight with both of her dads [biological and step], it was a day that was completely centered around family, friends, and the overwhelming love they have for each other. When the big day is over and real married life begins, love is what is left after-all.  And if this day was an indicator for how successful their marriage will be, then they should be set forever. Congratulations Stevie and Jeff.  And thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for inviting us to be part of your wedding.  It really was the best day ever.

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Ceremony and Reception | The Hawthorne House

Hair Stylist | January Carter – Aura Hair Studio and Boutique

Flowers | Price Chopper

Cake | Cakes and Cakes by Shelly

DJ | Jon Bartlett – Remix DJs

Videographer | Shawn Gormley

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Mom, mother, mama….whatever you call her, there’s nobody quite like her.  And as you might imagine, with all the weddings and portrait sessions we have shot over the years, we have seen our fair share of awesome mom moments.  In celebration of Mother’s Day, we thought we’d take a look back at just a few of our favorites.We hope you are as touched by these special interactions between moms and their babies [big and small] as much as we are.  Whether she is still with you, or has passed on, we hope you will be able to spend a little time celebrating her today.mothers_day_mom_photos_kansas_city_best_kc_photographer_1mothers_day_mom_photos_kansas_city_best_kc_photographer_2mothers_day_mom_photos_kansas_city_best_kc_photographer_3

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Get comfy, folks.  This is gonna be a long one. Minh-Anh and Yong tied the knot [a few times, actually] on a recent beautiful spring day in KC.  The day started out with the traditional Vietnamese Tea Ceremony at the bride’s family home.  We have shot a few of these ceremonies, but we never tire of them.  There are so many beautiful traditions and special moments shared between family members, as two families become one.  After that ceremony concluded, the couple changed clothes and prepared for the Korean Tea Ceremony, or Pyebaek [Paebaek].  Here, Minh-Anh offered dates and chestnuts – symbols of children – to Yong’s parents, while sitting at a low table filled with other symbolic offerings. His parents offered tea in return, and as a final gesture, they threw the dates and chestnuts at the bride, who tried to catch them in her large wedding skirt.  She and Yong were pros!  Lots of future children, perhaps?  Finally, the couple prepared for round three, by changing into their American wedding clothes, for a traditional Catholic ceremony.  After some fun portraits around town, everyone headed to the Mark Twain Ballroom for a stunning reception to celebrate the new Mr. and Mrs.!  What a beautiful day it was to celebrate a beautiful couple.  And a hearty “thank you” goes out to our friend and colleague Josh Solar, for shooting with us on this special day.  Congratulations Minh-Anh and Yong.  We wish you many many years of happiness!!!

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Catholic Ceremony | St. James Parish Midtown

Reception | Mark Twain Ballroom

Event Coordination | Hitched Planning + Floral [Minh-Tu + Danielle]

Flowers | Hitched Planning + Floral

Catering | New Peking

Cake | Butterscotch Baking Company

Videography |NP Production

DJ |Tai NguyenHair | Jessie Pham

Makeup |Jackie Steinhoff

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