What a gloriously real wedding this was.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Megan and Jacob. Megan values good photography to the core. From the beginning this was very impressive to me. Since then I have had the pleasure to know her sister and her sweet little niece when I photographed her in the studio as well as having Megan attend one of my workshops for amateurs, finally spending a wonderful afternoon with her and Jacob out in the country learning about them during their engagement session. Each step of the way I learned more about this wonderful couple and what makes them tick. In addition to Megan’s love for great photographs her love for Jacob, family, and a simple life came very apparent by the end of their wedding day.
In the first meeting with me Megan explained the wedding they were planning. It was to be held in Weston, Missouri with a very familiar feel with a ceremony in a quaint chapel and reception at the Weston Red Barn Farm surrounded by family and BBQ from Jack Stack. Everything sounded perfect to me. As the months rolled by and we got closer to the wedding day there was only one this missing to complete her vision of the day. This is where this wedding took a turn for me on a personal note. During their engagement session we got to talking about the day and the schedule and they asked my opinion about a good get away car for the ceremony. I happened to mention that I own a 1969 Land Rover. Jacob being a farm boy and used to weird machines perked up. Fast forward to the Thursday before the wedding and our last minute planning meeting. The idea of the Land Rover comes back up. I vowed to do what I could to get her running for the big day. Problem was time was not on our side. Jacob even offered to go work on it himself but luckily he was not needed as I was able to get it going quickly. This truck means a lot to me. It has a ton of history in my family as my first car at age 16 to years of use through high school and college. It was wonderful to see someone else enjoying it. Plus I got to ride in it again while shooting!
The day was perfectly comfortable for all involved and I am honored to be trusted with documenting it.
Megan’s sister helps her get dressed in a great bed and breakfast in Weston.
Jacob and the guys get ready at a nearby hotel.
I love this image. Megan’s mom fixing Megan’s dad’s hair in the church cry room as family wait for the ceremony to begin.
A quick moment with Jacob and his mom before walking down the aisle.
Waiting for Megan.
Great moment immediately following the ceremony outside the church.
A perfect day for the top off of the Rover.
Megan and Jacob arrive at the barn in English style.
I found this great. Jacob flung his tie out of the way while eating BBQ but if you look closely he has BBQ sauce on the back of his shirt!
Megan and her brother share a dance. I absolutely loved that her brother and father immediately removed their tuxes and changed into something more comfortable.
Possibly my favorite moment of the night. Megan barefoot with her friends singing to their favorite Carrie Underwood song- if I remember correctly.
Megan’s dad waiting by his truck to load up what was left of the reception.