Favorite Friday: Wedding Party!

This week I'm starting a short series of Favorite Fridays. For the next couple of Friday's I'm going to be sharing some of my favorite images of a category from the last 2 year!

This week's category is wedding party pictures! Some of these wedding party's were filled with lots of the bride and grooms friends and it was fun to figure out how to shoot and pose a big wedding party. Some of these images are my favorite because of the memory or the moment created by the people. Though corralling a wedding party for pictures can be a hassle, I love to see the friendships that are so evident. Capturing the laughter, joy and happy tears of anwesome group of pals is the best!

Andrea & Micah 10/8/16

"I've waited 30 years for you... I'd wait 30 more just for you if I had to, but I'm glad I don't have to." - Micah

Andrea and Micah have a love story for the books! Both waited into their 30's to meet each other. Having never dated anyone else, they knew they both had met the one their hearts had been so patiently waiting for. They both have such a love and passion for the Lord and their families.

I had the privilege to be the second shooter at their wedding. Knowing Andrea before this I couldn't be happier for her. Both their families didn't know what to expect to see Andrea and Micah in relationships, but both said it felt so natural, like something that was always meant to be. They had their beautiful ceremony at "The Refuge Church" in Zimmerman and their reception in Rogers at the "Community Room".

For more of Andrea and Micah's wedding check out Kendal Leigh Studios

Molly & Jason 10/1/16

Molly & Jason got married on a perfect fall day at Deer Lake Orchard. There is hardly a better place in fall then a cute apple orchard. Because I had the privilege to be second shooting for Elizabeth Donelson that day, this blog just focuses on the Bride and Groom and the details. With such a beautiful wedding, the only thing I regret is not buying some apples to take home!

For more of Molly and Jason's wedding head over to Elizabeth's website to see her blog post

Laurie & Greg (Sept 24th 2016)

Laurie and Greg had signed up for christian mingle. Greg found Laurie's profile, but quickly discovered he was too old and too short and left things alone. Because Greg had viewed her profile, Laurie then saw Greg's. And also saw he was too old and too short. But God had a plan because a few days later they ran into each other at a grocery store and one date turned into more and more turned into a wedding.

Their wedding took place at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Excelsior on a lovely fall day; surrounded by many friends and family. Laurie and Greg wanted to start their marriage in prayer and gathered everyone into a great circle to pray before they were announced man and wife. Then they celebrated with their many loved ones. When Laurie was asked if she had to lower her standards after meeting Greg, she said had to raise them because Greg exceeded her expectations. 

Shout out to everyone involved in making this wedding happen!

Florist: Creative Suz, Suz Colbert

Venue: Mount Calvary Church

Cake Artist: Niece of Bride

And Thanks to all the Friends and Family that helped make the day special!


Taylor & Anthony 7/31/16

Anthony and Taylor had been friends for a while when they decided they would make a pretty good couple. Being friends with Taylor I got to see how Anthony respected and cared for her, making her feel special all the time. So it wasn't surprising when these two announced their engagement!

It's not everyday you get to shoot a wedding where you know almost the whole wedding party and their families! It was so much fun to be able to photograph your day Anthony and Taylor! There is no doubt of the closeness between you guys and your family and friends!  I loved having you out at my house for the photos and getting the chance to get my lovey couch in some photos ;) Taylor, I don't have to tell you because you already know how much I adored your dress! You were even classic with the something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. You two were stunning, and so was your big day! Blessings to your first year of marriage! 

Many thanks to the awesome team that made this day wonderful!

Carrie & Kyle! Majestic Oaks Wedding 7/24/16

Carrie and Kyle

Carrie and Kyle were set up by some good friends. Kyle was for it right away, but it took Carrie some convincing. After being asked out 3 times she finally agreed. Thanks to Kyle's persistence, the two tied the knot July 24th at the beautiful Majestic Oaks Golf Course.

It was a beautiful sunny day on the golf course, filled with friends and family, smiles, laughter and lots of love. The friendships Carrie and Kyle have with their bridal party was evident. The day involved a short and sweet ceremony on the hot day. And a reception filled with lot's of grand speeches, a kissing game, and a surprise dance from the groom and groomsmen! We closed the night with some beautiful sunset photos.