Many many moons ago, Jason and John worked together. So we were elated when John contact us, said he was engaged, and that he and his beautiful fiance, Tara, wanted us to document their wedding! But first things first. We recently went out to get some engagement images for this lovely couple. And thankfully we put some rain backup dates on our calendar when we scheduled their session. This session actually took three days. Yep. We had to go out three days in a row in order to get it finished, because every time we started shooting, it started raining. It seems as if KC will be underwater soon. Tara and John were super good sports though, and we had a blast! They both live on the Plaza, so they wanted to spend some time just hanging out in their hood, to start. And Twin City Tavern is one of their all time favorites, so to Westport we went! Overall, it was just a really fun time [you can tell from Tara’s fabulous laugh, right?]. You guys…we can’t wait for the big day!!!
We are so fortunate to get to work with so many awesome wedding professionals here in Kansas City. And Jenni is one of those people. This lovely lady owns Wild Hill Flowers and Events, and does absolutely phenomenal work! We got to chatting at a wedding event recently, and made plans to head down to her land and home to document her beautiful family. Lucky for us, that family also includes horses, dogs and BABY GOATS! Thank you, Jenni and family, for having us at your home. We had a wonderful time!
We have been having fun playing around in the studio a little more lately, and Amber and Eric were game to come down and hang out with us for a while recently! Sometimes we head to the studio on wedding days if there is time for a few shots, and sometimes we schedule a separate shoot after the big day. We didn’t have any extra time at all on their wedding day, so this session took place about a month afterwards. Thank you both for getting all gussied up again and spending some time with us. It will be so fun to include some of these shots in your wedding album!
Hanyu and Byung started out their day with a traditional Korean Tea Ceremony, or Pyebaek [Paebaek]. Here, Hanuu offered dates and chestnuts – symbols of children – to Byung’s parents, while sitting at a low table. 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. Hanyu did really well, as you can see! Lots of future children, perhaps? When the tea ceremony was over, the bride and groom changed into their American wedding clothes. After galavanting around town for a while with their wedding party, everyone headed to Country Club Christian church for their ceremony, and then finally down to The Mark Twain Ballroom, where all of their guests toasted the new Mr. and Mrs. It was a lovely day, and we are so thankful we got to be part of the celebration! Hanyu, and Byung, thank you for inviting us to take part in your day. We wish you many many years of health, wealth, and happiness!
Getting Ready | The Ambassador Hotel
Ceremony | Country Club Christian Church
Reception | The Mark Twain Ballroom
Hair Stylist | Erica Johnson
Makeup Artist | Annabel Siu
Flowers | Good Earth Floral Design Studio
Cake | Cosentino’s Market
Catering | Brancato’s
DJ | DJ Connection
Videography | Tower Studios
Amber and Jonathan just recently made the move to Seattle, after having lived in Kansas City for 9 years. And before they left, they wanted to take the time to get some photos of themselves in this city they came to love. They lived just off the Plaza, and spent a lot of time in that neighborhood, so it was fitting that we spent our time with them there, as well. The session ended with a few shots of them in front of their building so they would never forget it. Amber and Jonathan, best of luck to you as you embark on this new adventure! Seattle is an awesome place, but we hope that KC will always hold a special place in your hearts.