Laura Beth + Spencer | Kansas City Wedding Photography at The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Laura Beth + Spencer | Kansas City Wedding Photography at The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

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I had been looking forward to this wedding for quite a while.  It had the ingredients to be visually splendid.  Turns out I was not wrong.  What I was wrong about was how difficult it turned out to be.  I had always wanted to shoot a wedding in the newly built Kauffman Center of the Performing Arts in Kansas City.  What I found out is the building is amazing architecturally but finding angles in a totally asymmetrical space is a challenge, to say the least.  Good thing I love a challenge.  Spencer and Laura Beth’s wedding had it all.  What rose to the top, over that fabulously designed building, was a family bond.  Every where I looked there were moments between not only Spencer and Laura Beth, but their siblings and parents.  My kind of event.  Moments combined with visual candy.  It was truly an honor to get to know these two, understand their sense of humor, and to witness them surrounded by those closest to them.  Thanks for letting me document that.

 

Ceremoy & reception: The Kauffman Center of the Performing Arts 

Florists: Fiddly Fig

Band: Atlantic Express

Caterer:  Bonterra Catering & Events, Executive Chef Philippe Lechevin

 

 

Laura Beth in the makeup chair.

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This is totally Laura Beth.  She was getting help with the dress and her friend was sitting there holding her arm.  Eventually Laura Beth looked at her and was like, “why are you holding my arm”, that does not make sense.  Love the clarity she brings to things.

005wedding_photography_kansas city_documentary_kauffmancenter_shartzer_walsh_fiddlyfigLaura Beth’s father upon seeing her for the first time.

006wedding_photography_kansas city_documentary_kauffmancenter_shartzer_walsh_fiddlyfigWaiting for the ceremony to start.

007wedding_photography_kansas city_documentary_kauffmancenter_shartzer_walsh_fiddlyfigLove this moment of Spencer and Laura Beth’s brother on their way to the ceremony.

008wedding_photography_kansas city_documentary_kauffmancenter_shartzer_walsh_fiddlyfigSpencer waiting for the call.

009wedding_photography_kansas city_documentary_kauffmancenter_shartzer_walsh_fiddlyfigLaura Beth waiting for the call. Photo by: David Tsai

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Laura Beth’s entrance to the ceremony was a big deal and very dramatic.  So much so that we had 4 different cameras, including a remote camera 4 stories up, to make sure we hit all the angles.  Photo by: Sam Elfrink

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013wedding_photography_kansas city_documentary_kauffmancenter_shartzer_walsh_fiddlyfigPhoto by: David Tsai

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015wedding_photography_kansas city_documentary_kauffmancenter_shartzer_walsh_fiddlyfigThe remote camera angle.

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One of my favorite moments of the day.  Spencer’s sisters congratulate him right after the ceremony.

019wedding_photography_kansas city_documentary_kauffmancenter_shartzer_walsh_fiddlyfigThe Kauffman makes for some crazy dramatic portraits.

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025wedding_photography_kansas city_documentary_kauffmancenter_shartzer_walsh_fiddlyfigSpencer and his mom’s dance was like none I had ever seen before.

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028wedding_photography_kansas city_documentary_kauffmancenter_shartzer_walsh_fiddlyfigLaura Beth’s grandparents dance over the corner together.

029wedding_photography_kansas city_documentary_kauffmancenter_shartzer_walsh_fiddlyfigSpencer’s fraternity brothers serenade Laura Beth.  Photo by David Tsai

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031wedding_photography_kansas city_documentary_kauffmancenter_shartzer_walsh_fiddlyfigLaura Beth and her brother.

032wedding_photography_kansas city_documentary_kauffmancenter_shartzer_walsh_fiddlyfigLaura Beth serenaded by her sorority sisters.

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036wedding_photography_kansas city_documentary_kauffmancenter_shartzer_walsh_fiddlyfigThe slowmo booth.

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1 Comment

  1. That first shot is TOTALLY insane. Well done!!!

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