When Kara, an insanely talented photographer based in Kansas City, Mo (my hometown!), contacted me to photograph her wedding on our last open weekend we had left last fall, we haaaaaad to say yes! Usually when we’re working so many back-to-back weddings I’ll add to our calendar, “DO NOT BOOK!!!” so that we have a minute to breathe. But come ON! I couldn’t say no and let me tell you, I’m so incredibly glad I didn’t. 😀
The forecast for that day was welllll… a little less than desirable… as in…. it rained ALLLLL DAMN AFTERNOON! But Kara and Micah were up for the Bobbi Rain Challenge (ie. we go outside even if the weather is crazy with the promise that we will try EVERYTHING in our power to keep you dry and beautiful!). I wasn’t there for the “getting ready” portion of the day so we started things out with portraits… in the rain!
Seeing the inevitable rain forecast in advance, we packed our clear umbrellas in our luggage and thank goodness we did!
All of the photos of them that you see without an umbrella, those were taken under bridges and overhangs. I love having a couple who trusts me and is down with my crazy.
A BREAK IN THE RAIN??!?! YESSSS!!! When we scouted for locations the day before, the spot with the most amount of overhangs/bridges… well… there was some sort of festival planned. So what did the four of us do? We made that festival ours! (I really wanted to say a bad word there, but I’m keeping this blog post PG 😉 )
Not only was this wedding a marriage of two people, it was also the marriage of two families. Now you know I be lovin’ me a blended family!
They got married in the cutest little chapel in Kansas City. Kara’s son walked her down the aisle.
After the ceremony the sun came out and we were loving every second! I snapped a few photos of our lovely couple on the sidewalk where our cars were parked. HOLY WOW TO THIS!
Kara and Micah, I cannot thank you both enough for letting Megan and I into your family for the day. Many people approached me at your reception saying something along the lines of, “Kara speaks very highly of you and she’s the most talented photographer I’ve ever known; so you must be the best!” Ummm, NO PRESSURE! In all actuality, I have to agree with your friends; Kara, you truly do have a gift with that camera of yours. Thank you for asking us to photograph one of the most important days of your lives.
Your love was an incredible thing to witness.
Much love friends,