Monday, March 28, 2011

Kansas City Wedding: Nancy + Jeff

Nancy is actually more than just another bride at a wedding, I met her at a local photographers meetup. That's right, she's also a photographer! When she booked Sarah of Sarah Dickerson Photography, I am not sure if she realized that I second shoot for Sarah a lot, and I was going to be at her wedding! I was so excited to shoot another photographer's wedding, because I know they can appreciate some of the technical aspects of our jobs, and that's a satisfying feeling.

The wedding was at the beautiful Weston Red Barn Farm, just a bit north west of Kansas City. The weather was perfect and Fall colors gave everything a warm feeling. Both Nancy and Jeff were relaxed and just enjoying the day, which in turn made the whole wedding fun. What's better is Nancy and I still keep in touch discussing photography related topics, I hate to just shoot the wedding and never talk to the couple again!

You can see more photo of Sarah's blog, but here are some of my favorites.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Kansas City Wedding: Suzie + Derek

As a Mizzou Alumni, this might be the best wedding of 2010... :) Almost everyone in the bridal party and the reception guest are from Mizzou, and had such school pride! I can do either MU or KU weddings, but being with so many Tiger fans, I absorbed so much energy from them all day.

Suzie and Derek scheduled in so much time for photos, so our awesome trolley driver took us everywhere in KC, from Union Station to Loose Park to Plaza fountains to her house for the dog, and finally finish at the KC Art Institute. Laura of Lark Photography and my cameras were gonna melt by the end of the day!

To end the day on a high note, Mizzou football (#11 in BCS) happened to have a game with #1 BCS school, Oklahoma at Mizzou Faurot Field! During the reception, they even set up a TV broadcasting the game. Before we left, we walked by a bar inside the hotel, and saw the Tigers won 36 - 27! What a great day. There were too many photos to choose from, but here are some of my favorites, enjoy!

Yes. She did a split while balancing a beer bottle on her head. While in her wedding dress. Awesome!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Photobooth at Erin and Tim's wedding!

I can't believe I forgot to publish this post, but it's too fun to pass up! :)

I recently acquired equipments for making a photobooth, and thought I'd provide it at Erin and Tim's wedding. Based on the reactions and photos I got, I'd say it was a great success!

What is a Photobooth?
A photobooth is pretty much a camera that takes a series of photos for you. You and your friends can get crazy and creative without the need for a dedicated photographer there.

Right now I have a pretty simple setup: You just pick up the remote/clicker, and shoot away. I will be adding more props and upgrades to make the experience more fun for everyone.

Why have a photobooth?
I believe the photobooth is a way to keep guests at your reception. It gives them a reason to stay and enjoy the day with you, same idea as having a good DJ that can keep people on the dance floor.

So, here are some photobooth photos to show you how much fun it is! Please ask about it for your wedding if you book with me!

By FAR my favorite of the day! She jumped from a chair just outside of the shot!

Yeah... camera duals... :)