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With him being a police officer and her a teacher, they’ve both dedicated their lives to serving others. It was about time they had a night all to themselves. Well, them plus 500 of their closest friends.

St. John The Baptist Catholic church wedding in Kansas City

Martin and Kate had an absolutely amazing wedding day at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church followed by a reception at the Shawnee Civic Center. The whole day was filled with gorgeous greenery and so many shades of pink. In between the ceremony and reception, we spent some time at Loose Park. If you remember Saturday, it was hot. Very very hot. We were actually battling a heat index of 110 degrees right at the time of our portraits. There was very little shade, but this didn’t stop their wedding party from having a great time. Kate kept thanking the members of her bridal party for tolerating the heat and they always said ‘of course, it’s your day.’ This is true friendship right here. If your friends will stand in 100-degree weather for two hours for you, you know they are keepers.

Loose Park wedding portraits

Let me talk about Kate and Martin for a bit. They’re seriously the sweetest together. Kate’s laugh is pretty much the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen and it’s so obvious how much Martin loves her just by the way he looks at her. I’m so thankful I was able to be part of their day. Originally, I was actually not supposed to photograph their wedding. Due to a horrible circumstance, their original photographer had to cancel. My second shooter actually went to college with Kate and recommended me. I’m so glad I happened to be available and had the privilege of meeting these two wonderful humans.

Loose Park wedding portraits

To Martin and Kate, it was such an honor to witness your love. Thank you for tolerating the heat without any complaints and for trusting me to do my job. I loved watching you interact, as you treated each other with such kindness. Thank you again SO MUCH for allowing me to spend your most special day with you!

Here’s your full preview! I hope you have a blast in Jamaica!

Venue: Shawnee Civic Center

Cake: Nellie’s Bakery

Flowers: Sara’s Florist

Hair and Makeup: Ashley Kaminski

Gown: Bridal Extraordinaire

DJ: Complete Weddings KC

Photographer: eGolden Moments

– Hear from the bride –

Share your inspiration and the atmosphere you’re creating for your wedding:

The ceremony will be very traditional and Catholic while the reception will be ethnic showcasing our cultures as well as a laid back environment.

Share how (or why) you chose your wedding venue(s):

It was big enough to hold the amount of people we are inviting (500)

What is your most valuable piece of advice you can share with future couples planning their wedding?

Book you as their photographer! You have everything planned out. (I just love you so much Kate. This is the best answer I’ve ever gotten!) 

What was your favorite part of the planning process?

Choosing songs for the ceremony with my fiancé.

Sunset wedding portraits in Shawnee Kansas

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  1. I describe my style as real and vibrant. I focus on bright colors and incredible sunsets. I will force you to break away from your reception during sunset for pictures. You won’t regret it!
  2. I’m a huge animal lover. I own three cats and volunteer whenever I can at an animal shelter. If you ask if you can bring a pet to your engagement session, you will become my new best friend.
  3. I’m a newlywed, so I understand the wedding planning struggle!

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