Kelby + Alex | Kansas City Wedding Photography at Village Presbyterian Church and Backyard Reception

Kelby + Alex | Kansas City Wedding Photography at Village Presbyterian Church and Backyard Reception

It just didn’t happen too often that I photographed two sisters’ wedding within one year period. Just seven months before her wedding day Kelby was one of the bridesmaids in her older sister’s, Leigh, wedding. I was pleasantly surprised when I found that Kelby decided to hire me as her photographer not long after I photographed Leigh’s wedding. So there I was seven months later photographing the wedding of Kelby and Alex.  Their wedding day was truly a family affair since they had their wedding reception on the beautiful family farm in Lenexa, Kansas, and they did most of the decoration for the outdoor reception tent themselves. On to the images.   Kelby’s friend reaction when she saw her make up and hair do.   (The photo of the groom below was taken by my second shooter Danny Iskak) Kelby’s reading the letter from Alex. Kelby was covering her face so the incoming guests couldn’t see her before the ceremony while her bridesmaids were forming human barrier to block the guests’ view. Kelby’s trying to calm down the nerve before the ceremony. Before the ceremony Kelby and her dad took the time to practice their dance move for the father-daughter dance later in the evening. Kelby and her dad having private moment before the ceremony started. In the midst of the chaos of the wedding day Kelby and Alex managed to find a private moment after the ceremony. Never a dull moment in the party bus. I love the contrasting shapes and color of the bride and the catering lady in the image below. Alex and Kelby listening to the toast. Kelby’s dad surprised everyone when...
Leigh and Tommy | Kansas City Wedding Photography at Village Presbyterian Church and Starlight Theater

Leigh and Tommy | Kansas City Wedding Photography at Village Presbyterian Church and Starlight Theater

  After many months getting distracted by works, I have finally had a chance to write about a wedding that I photographed last year. I met Leigh and Tommy through Leigh’s mom, Barbara. Leigh and Tommy live in Washington DC and Barbara, who lives in Kansas City, was helping them select the wedding photographer. During our meeting, I immediately felt that Barbara and I shared the same vision about wedding photography. I just love it when everybody shares the same vision and passion about documentary wedding photography. Long story short, Leigh and Tommy arranged a visit to Kansas City so we all finally met and they arranged for me to take their engagement portrait while they’re in town. I love the fact that Leigh and Tommy are a high energy couple who are much in love, and I love it even more when I learned that they really understood the value of documentary wedding photography. Reception: Starlight Theatre/Epic Productions Caterer: Brancato’s Rentals: All Seasons Event Rentals Decor: Michelle Fischer and Nicole Buland Band: Chicago Catz Transportation: Arrow Stage Company On to the images. (Image below by Danny) (Image below by Danny) The excitement building up on the bus on the way to the church. Grandma’s reaction when she saw Leigh. Leigh and her sister, Kelby, trying not to mess up their dresses. Leigh and her dad just before the ceremony started. Leigh and Tommy stole a kiss behind the curtain while watching the guests took their seats. One last first dance practice in the kitchen area. Leigh and her dad. Congratulations, Leigh and Tommy. David...