A garden-inspired blue bouquet...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Here's a few photos from a spring wedding that featured varying shades of blues, which have been huge for weddings this year. I loved this garden-inspired bouquet that featured trailing jasmine vine, delphinium, gardenias, garden roses, veronica, hydrangea, and more. Check out that lush green backdrop on their way to the ceremony site at the Overland Park Arboretum!

Turquoise and bold summer blooms!

Monday, November 24, 2014

This was a vibrant, lovely summer wedding at Terrace on Grand in downtown KC MO. Beautiful bold tones against those pretty jade dresses- such a great combo! Enjoy these pretty images from Kristi Whitney Photography.

Yellow wedding flowers

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Here's a fresh and summery yellow wedding, with a reception at the Kemper Museum of Art. Lovely images provided by the ladies of Epaga Foto. Enjoy!

Blush Pink Fall Wedding at River Market Event Place

Monday, October 27, 2014

Love this stunning blush fall wedding from this time last year! This gorgeous ceremony and reception took place at the beautiful River Market Event Place. With the amazing team from You're Invited at the helm, no detail was left unturned!

This gorgeous "naked" cake is from Cami's Cakes in Eudora, Kansas. 

All of these gorgeous images were provided by M&E Photo Studio- check out the lovely feature on Carats and Cake for more beautiful details!

Thoughts on Halloween

Thursday, October 16, 2014

I love Halloween. I love the season, the crafting, the traditions, and the joy of it for the little ones. But most of all, I love the huge burst of creativity and imagination that takes hold during this time of year. There is something so amazing about the opportunity to create characters for my kids- to help them be something (or someone!) else for just a moment. 

That said, although I do love creating costumes, I don't always have the time, energy, or money to do everything handmade. Sometimes we do something cool, and some years we just get by as best we can! I think what's most important is that we make the effort to capture these moments when they are little- childhood is fleeting and I am trying to embrace both the big and little moments. 

My Amelia as Amelia Earhart. This costume was her idea, her dad and I just executed it in a fun way!

Last year, we had the chance to have a Halloween portrait session with my friend (photographer extraordinaire) Leigh Miller. She is working on an ongoing Halloween project with images of children in costume every year. I think it's such a creative and fun effort, and we were happy to be a part of it!

My oldest daughter (Amelia) wanted to be Amelia Earhart last year. Her outfit was just things she already had- but we made the plane based on a tutorial from Oh Happy Day. She is often a serious, earnest kid- so this costume suited her perfectly. She has always loved learning about the "original" Amelia.

Lucia was a peacock- her favorite bird of the moment. Again- her outfit was just stuff we already had in her drawers, but we fixed up some wings and a cool head piece! She is my hilarious, eccentric, and animal-loving kid, so this costume thrilled her and she has been a collector of peacocks ever since.

My little Oscar was a frog- simply because he was doing a really great frog noise leading up to Halloween. When you're one- animal noises are pretty much where it's at! He was a cute frog, if I do say so myself!

I am so grateful for these images! I love capturing these tiny little moments of their lives- it's all the little things that make parenting worthwhile!  Now if I can just figure out this year's costumes...

{All images by Leigh Miller Photography}

Emerald Green Winter Wedding

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hello friends! On this lovely fall day, I am thinking of my upcoming winter weddings. Here's a pretty wedding to share from a chilly winter day in Lawrence, KS, last year.

Enjoy these romantic images (more photos in her post at this link) from Rita Clark Photography.

The bride wore the most amazing vintage gown, it was a family heirloom and could not have been more beautiful!

I love the fur stoles and the long ribbon streamers with their bouquets. Such a sweet vintage look! 

Yes, there are risks to a winter wedding. It will be cold, and it might be snowy and icy and a bit dramatic. But it will also be memorable, and cozy, and soooooo romantic. I love this image! 

Coral and Mint wedding

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I loved working with this darling couple! They had a beautiful wedding and I was thrilled to be included with a small part in their big day.

Enjoy all these beautiful images from Freeland Photography

The bride's gorgeous bouquet was stunning peach garden roses. It was so fragrant and lush- but totally simple and perfect for their garden setting! 

The centerpieces were simple, chunky glass cylinder vases filled with lush garden-inspired blooms. Hydrangeas, viburnum, roses, peonies, stock, etc... and accented with soft mint-green foliage. 

One of my favorite moments of the reception. The wedding cake also shared the gender of their upcoming baby with all their guests. Such an awesome memory! (It was PINK!)