What started as a very gloomy, rainy day... ended in smiles and warm embraces. Little Rhodes entered the world over a month ago now, and boy is he one lucky little guy. He has two AMAZING big sisters and a mommy and daddy who adore him. There were so many shots from this session that I wanted to share, but I narrowed it down to just a few of my favorites. Enjoy!
By looking at these images you would have never guessed the thunderstorm that had graced us the morning of this stunning wedding. Friends and family gathered together this summer to witness the wedding of Taylor and Jonathan at the beautiful and unique Wildcliff Weddings & Events. The sun shown for the couple that day… and a truly beautiful lake-front ceremony and reception took place. Just as the sun set behind the quarry walls – glistening on the water – they said “I do”.
Our day started in the bridal suite. While the bride and groom chose only to have her children as official members of their bridal party, close friends and family spent the day getting ready in the stone bridal cottage and grooms cavern that lay across the lake.
A picture-perfect ceremony would follow and private bridal portrait session on the dock would complete our day. Starting the evening with cake, dancing and a meal provided by Se' Agapo Weddings.
I felt truly blessed to have had the opportunity to serve as photographer to capture this special day. Congratulations you two, your love is beautiful and unique. Wishing you the happiest life together with your family.
ABOUT THE VENUE
In the historic town of Blackwater, Missouri lies the beautifully unique quarry, turned-lake event space, Wildcliff Weddings & Events. In the 1890s, a dynamite blast hit a natural underground spring that filled McDowell Rock Quarry, shutting down operations. Living on as Wildcliff this once-quarry has been through many transitions over the years, most recently as a private residence and family event space.
Earlier this month I met little Kaleia and her family at Ward Park here in Blue Springs for a beautiful coral and cream theme smash cake session. The day was absolutely beautiful and seeing her sweet little smile was the cherry on top. We did set a record... for the cleanest smash cake session I've ever shot! lol. I wouldn't have wanted to ruin that romper either baby girl. ;) Enjoy this beautiful session of this happy little birthday girl!