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Rachel and Charlie | Kansas City Wedding Photographer

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Rachel had been planning for this day for 11 years. She'd known that Charlie was the one for her for a long time, and there was no need to wait any longer! Charlie and Rachel share a long history and a tender love story and it was a huge honor to capture the celebration and beginning of their new life together (especially after getting to be part of the proposal)!

You know it's going to be a blast when friends ask you to photograph their wedding day... but you know it's going to be even more fun when your husband is in the bridal party! :) I can never get over how much trust we're given as wedding photographers, and what an amazing privilege it is to be able to capture such a life changing day for two people who vow to spend the rest of their lives together. Yay weddings!! 

The day started with soft and lovely details. 

Like these personalized rings! How unique and beautiful are they?? 

Rachel surrounded herself with her tribe of women - supportive and lovely! 

I love the stillness in these photos, as she prepares to go see her groom for the first time! 

First look!! 

They were so excited to be getting married! 

So happy!! 

The noonday sun was relentless and HOT, but they didn't really care. It just brightened their excitement! 

On a day full of people and busyness, these quiet, sweet moments are some of my absolute favorites! 

It really didn't take much at all for these girls to break into giggles! 

And Charlie's guys made sure he was never serious for too long! 

I couldn't get over how glorious her dress was!! 

First kiss as husband and wife!! 

Now off to celebrate with cupcakes and dancing!! 

Rachel and Charlie - CONGRATS!! You did it!! Being married is probably the best thing ever, so enjoy every moment of it as you get started in your new life together. Love you two BUNCHES!! <3 

Leslie and Mike | Kansas City Lifestyle Engagement Photographer

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Their story began years ago - before they even reached junior high. After being friends for years, Leslie remembers telling her friends, "I'm going to marry that man." Unfortunately, God had other plans, and Mike and Leslie both went their separate ways. 

Leslie tried to move on many times, but still always felt like Mike really was the one meant for her. Thirty-five years later, through some pretty crazy circumstances, God opened up every door for them to be reunited, and this time it was for good. Once again, Leslie has the man she always knew was the one for her. 

Leslie and Mike were officially married in May - after being engaged for just a short time. They decided to have a courthouse ceremony so that they could begin their new life together (only thirty-five years in the making) as soon as possible!  

They've decided to hold a special wedding celebration with their family in October,  and I'm thrilled to be able to be a part of their amazing journey. 

Even though they're already officially married, we went ahead and did the traditional "engagement" photos - and it was so fun!! Leslie and Mike are so sweet with each other and obviously enjoying married life! 

When I asked them what their favorite part about being married was, they both replied with the same answer: always being together. 

And now they never have to say goodbye again. 

Leslie and Mike, I am SO thrilled for where God has brought you two as a couple!! It's been so fun to get to know you and hear your story, and I can't wait to celebrate with you in October! Enjoy your married life as a new family. Much love!!