Mackenzie and Lane || Stockstill Park Engagement Session

I love Spring.

Things are starting to come back to life and we took advantage of it in this engagement session. I found this blooming tree while I was getting Starbucks downtown and though of convincing one of my clients to take some photos there. I asked Mackenzie to trust me about my location choices and I’m glad that she did.

These two are so fun and I’m excited for their wedding at the beautiful Sparrow Lane.

Abby and Ryan || Market 116 Engagement Session

Abby and Ryan decided to take their engagement photos at the same location where they are having their wedding- Market 116. It is a unique, industrial wedding venue settled in Buffalo, MO.

These two are getting married in May and after talking to Abby about her wedding plans, details and colors, it is making me so excited to capture the best day of their lives.

Abby and Ryan, I had a blast capturing your engagement photos and I cannot wait for your wedding. Enjoy these favorites from this fun day.

Rever Workshop Bridal Portraits at Sparrow Lane

Part 2 of some photos I took from the winter solstice inspired Rever Workshop at Sparrow Lane. There were two bridal portraits. One was in the chapel and the other one was at the loft. Sparrow Lane is so picturesque. Every inch of that venue is beautiful and our gorgeous brides from the workshop definitely made the portraits even more beautiful.

Here are some of my favorites…

BRIDAL PORTRAITS AT THE CHAPEL

BRIDAL PORTRAITS AT THE LOFT

Emily and Clayton || Fellows Lake, Springfield Missouri Engagement Session

It was my first time shooting an engagement session at Fellows Lake around Springfield, MO area. It was such a beautiful location with variety of views from fields, forest and of course the lake.

Clayton and Emily were so fun to photograph not to mention that they are so cute together. They are sweet and so great together in front of the camera making my job easy. I can’t wait to photograph their wedding in June, I already know that it is going to be gorgeous.

Enjoy some of my favorites from Emily and Clayton’s engagement session at Fellows Lake.

Basic Invite: one-stop site for wedding invitation suites, save the dates and change of dates

I know my blog posts consist mostly of engagements and weddings but I found something awesome, something that I am really impressed and really excited about and I can’t wait to share.

If you have been following me long enough, you know that I love styling wedding invitations. Shooting invitation suite is probably one of my favorite things to do during weddings. I came across a company that made my wedding invite dreams come true and more. That is Basic Invite.

Basic Invite is a free wedding website that is completely customizable. It is mobile friendly making it so easy to customize invites for every occasion.

They have almost unlimited color options, over 40 different colors of envelopes and over 900 wedding sets to choose from.

They also have instant previews online so you can see your customized cards and make sure that it is exactly how you want it down to the little details.

Basic Invite allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their invitation so they can see the card’s paper quality and how it will print before they have to place their final order. I ordered few samples and I tell you, they did not disappoint.

They even make sure that the back portion of the invites are on point.

Another fun thing that they are offering is a free address collection service. To avail this, all you have to do is to share a link via social media or email, collect addresses and get free envelope printing. You can also have the option to use their seal and send wedding invitations. It is an all-in-one wedding invitation with a tear-off RSVP post card included.

Did I mention that they also have a large selection of wedding save the dates? Get the wedding planning going by sending pre-invitations to your guests officially announcing your wedding date. Basic Invite offers foil save the dates, save the date magnets and postcards that you can coordinate with your wedding invitation. So many creative ways to announce your wedding date.

For some unfortunate reason or unforeseen events that you have to postpone your wedding, let your friends and loved ones know through Basic Invite’s customizable change of date cards.

With all these features and services they offer, I can say that this is definitely a one-stop site for wedding invites.

Sam and Annie | Crane, MO Wedding

Sam and Annie deserve all the love in the world. Their original ceremony location was cancelled but love is not cancelled and it definitely made a way despite all the hurdles.

They had a simple ceremony that was witnessed by their family and friends and officiated by Sam’s brother-in-law. It was followed with a reception that is full of dancing and celebration.

Sam and Annie, thank you for believing in me. It was a pleasure to be your photographer and capture the best day of your lives. You guys are adored by the people around you. You are both beautiful inside and out. My prayer is that you will have a lifetime of love and happiness. I hope our paths will cross again in the future.

Colton and Katie || Stella Springs Wedding

Colton and Katie are MARRIED! I am so excited because it is my second time photographing a wedding at Stella Springs. They had a beautiful summer wedding celebrated with family and friends.

The song with the lyrics, “forever young, I wanna be forever young” won’t stop popping in my head while looking at their photos. Colton’s last name is Young and truly his bride is now forever (Katie) young. Their made-of-honor even mentioned that they should have #foreveryoung as their wedding hashtag.

I love all the shades of blue from their wedding. They did an awesome job in making all the details flow and it was beautiful. They decorated the barn with all these pretty floral pieces and it was perfect.

Colton and Katie are the sweetest couple. You can really feel and see the love that they have for each other. I am so honored to get to know them. Their engagement session was so fun, so I knew that their wedding day would be no different.

Here are some few highlights from Colton and Katie’s wedding day.

-they decided not to do a first look but we planned on having them hold hands before the ceremony so they can read the special vows that they wrote for each other

-since they did not do a first look, Katie decided on doing a fake first look with the best man instead and it was the funniest thing ever

-their grandmothers served as the flower girls and it was so cute

-Colton crying his heart out when he saw his bride walk down the aisle.

Colton and Katie, thank you so much for having me as your photographer. It was such an honor to celebrate your special day and to get to know your family and friends as well. Congratulations again and praying for a lifetime of happiness and love.