Monday, August 31, 2009

Amy & Steve ~ Love in Manhattan, KS

After Amy and Steve's FANTABULOUS engagement session, I was incredibly excited to photograph their wedding day because I knew it would be absolutely awesome! And they definitely did not disappoint! Their day started with the gentlemen heading over to the Wildcat Creek Golf Course while the ladies were pampering themselves with mimosas, cookies and getting their hair done! Throughout the morning, everyone was super calm and at was beautiful. Nobody was flustered, freaking out or on edge which is extremely rare for a wedding and I think it was a testament to Amy and Steve's effective planning as well as the joy that everyone universally felt to see Amy and Steve get married!

The ceremony was at the sentimental All Faiths Chapel at Kansas State University. Sentimental because that is where Steve would take naps in between his classes :) Then we headed over to the Holiday Inn Manhattan At the Campus for the wonderfully fun and festive reception! There was Top Gun-esque serenades, a replay from the movie Hitch and even a Shrek-like dancing line! Yes, movie references galore!!!!

Amy and Steve, you guys rock! Seriously, two of the best people I've ever had the pleasure to work with and I am incredibly happy for your future together! Thank you soooo much for selecting me as your photographer!

Special thanks to my assistants, Brandi of La Brisa Photography and Lauren of LS Photography!

To view all of Amy & Steve's SUH-WEET wedding photos, check out their online gallery: Amy & Steve ~ Love!

Check out the customized that not the cutest thing ever??? :)

Snuck over to the reception to grab some details shots before the festivities began!

How fun are these centerpieces? Super creative and low cost (for those budget conscious wedding planners), plus a very unique way to show family and friends your engagement or fun photos!

the groom

final touches of perfection

I love BEAU-TI-FUL clients!


I absolutely LOVE how Amy had both of her parents walk her down the aisle. Such a sweet sweet way of recognizing and honoring the love and support of both of her parents!

So this might be my favorite moment during an entire wedding. The moment when the newlyweds walk down the aisle and both are in complete utopia!

This is my second favorite photo of the entire day (favorite photo to come later)!

First dance as husband and wife

Here is my favorite photo of the day! A special moment during the Father-Daughter dance shared between the mother and sister/matron of honor as they watched. To me, this is what family is all about: support, bond, encouragement and love.

Then, the party and dancing really started! And I definitely need to give a quick shout out to some awesome guests who really really knew how to have a fabulous time! You all know who you are and the photos speak for themselves! :)

"a little bit softer now..."

"Baby, baby, I get down on my knees for you..."

Gotta love the Shopping Cart!

My favorite scene from Hitch!

Last, but not least, Brandi and me rockin it with the newlyweds! Congrats again!!!


  1. since when did you wear a tie to a wedding?!?!?!

    talk about taking that next step in your

    great job! love all of them! (as always) :)

  2. Steve & Amy,

    First of all congrats!!! you on such a special
    and precious occasion. As a happily married person; I can
    truly say, if you follow the counsel at Ephesians 5:33, you
    will experience many blessings. "Nevertheless, also, let each
    one of you individually so love his wife as he does himself; on
    the other hand, the wife should have deep respect for her husband."


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