Kansas City Bridal Photo Shoot

As I walked into the hotel room, the team was assembled and had already begun working with bride Sami. Hairspray. Various colors of makeup powders. Flower petals. And a beaming mother of the bride…..er…pretend bride.

Sami was the PERFECT bride for our bridal photo shoot near downtown Kansas City. The only thing is, she wasn’t getting married. I had wanted to do a bridal session with someone who wasn’t under time restrictions like on a wedding day. Our team consisted of Kimberly Pierce (makeup), Amiee Charles (hair), Kaylie Park/KP Event Design (flowers…lots of flowers) and Brittany Scott (Something White Bridal Boutique). It was PERFECT!  Everything fell into place and we made some great images!

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The bouquet was TO DIE FOR!

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Eventhough there wasn’t a groom, Kaylie prepared a handful of boutonniere’s and they were equally as amazing as the bouquet. Stunning work Kaylie!

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Our first stop was at the Liberty Memorial, which has a killer section of blue and gold tiles. The colors are amazing and I knew would make for a stunning backdrop since we had a lot of yellow in the bouquet.

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Amiee did a phenomenal job on Sami’s hair. Especially since I really didn’t give any direction, other than I liked brides with their hair down. I also told her I adored when the bride wore her hair up. Sooooo I wasn’t much help. She took over and kicked butt for sure!
AB1_4326After the Liberty Memorial, we made our way to the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts and played with a little sunflare! The Kauffman is one of the most breathtaking structure’s I’ve ever seen. Check it out if you haven’t already.

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And Kim was spectacular on makeup. Sami is already flawless but Kim took her to another level!

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All in all, I would love to do this again as I had a blast!  We will probably do another session later in the year!

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Meet My New Assistant – Kelli

Hi there!

Say hello to my new fabulous assistant Kelli!

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I’ve been photographing Kelli for years and I’ll be shooting her wedding this May! We’ve worked together a few times and I’ve shot thousands of images of her so she kind of knows my quirks and reads my mind when I ask her to do a specific pose. I dig it when people read my mind and ignore my mumbles.

Most of my time is spent shooting and editing and I’ve really neglected a lot of other areas, like my lobby and gallery! It’s the first thing people see and it’s a mess so she’s going to help me keep that organized, assist me on some shoots and probably even fill in whenever I have an idea and need to test it out. You may even talk to her when scheduling shoots and image consults.

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She’s pretty awesome and I think you’re all going to like her….