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Kenny + Kara | Crown Uptown | Wichita

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Honestly, I am going to let the images from the day do the talking on this blog. These two were so incredible - I could capture these two lovelies every single day and know that each time their amazing souls would capture so effortlessly together! Enjoy these beauties and words from the Hallacy's! 

Kenny's favorites about Kara: Her heart, smile, & sense of humor...Kenny, you are so right! For those of you who know Kara, she really does have the sweetest soul! 

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"Kenny has a talent for making me laugh and making my day better no matter WHAT! He's my lifeline in that sense. And it doesn't hurt that he's charming enough to make me roll my eyes and blush at the same time. I envy his life-of-the-party persona and the happiness he brings others" - Kara

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Side bar...These dreamy black and white images still make me swoon! Prep was so easy with these two! 

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Kenny said his thoughts when he first say Kara was, "Wonder if she is nervous and WOW! I am one lucky man!"

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"I know I'll remember & cherish the small moments the most...my dad & I's chat before the ceremony & seeing Kenny dance with Kaylee" - Kara

Best advice before marriage: 

"One piece of advice that stands out to me was our priest's words of wisdom to pray for one another and that on the day of the ceremony, when he announces our names at the end, to just "take it all in." He said make sure and have a moment of looking out at your loved ones and remembering this. That moment was amazing!" - Kara

What are they most looking forward to now? Kenny says, "Raising a family. Growing as a couple." Kara says, "We were a family before, but marriage prep and the ceremony has made us a bit stronger and fuller in our faith. I also like saying "my husband" haha!"

Vendor Love

Bride(store and designer) - The White Dress / Justin Alexander

Bridesmaids dresses (store and designer) - Vow to Be Chic

Jewelry - Versona

Hair - Hanna Knapp (wonderful hair stylist & high school friend)

Makeup - Beauty Call Makeup by Lauren Lollar-Goings

 

Groom suit - SnapSuits

Groomsmen rentals/suits - SnapSuits 

Tie clips - EnjoyTheWood (Etsy)

Suspenders - BePrettyBeBold (Etsy)

 

Invitations - Vistaprint 

Venue - Crown Uptown Theatre 

Flowers - Afloral

Catering - Blue Moon Caterers

Cake - No Cake! Cookies by Janelle Barrientos (Kara's aunt)

DJ - Digital Entertainment / Ed Dunn

Mariachi band - Mariachi Jalisco

Bartenders - (Crown Uptown Theatre staff)

Trolley - River City Trolley 

Photo Booth - photo backdrop by TealPoodle (Etsy)

To see more of the insanely gorgeous wedding and couple, go to the "Client Access" tab and enter their viewing gallery by entering your email! 

Lornette | 50th Birthday Session | West Bottoms

If there is one thing I know for sure, it is that I hope I can be as sassy, stylish, energetic, and full of positive vibes when I turn 50! Lornette was an absolute blast to photograph for her 50 and fabulous birthday shoot. She brought super fun clothes, jewelry, shoes, glitter, and 50 balloons in her favorite colors. But best of all...she brought herself. A super vibrant and warm personality that made capturing her so easy and FUN! Huge SHOUT OUT to Lornette for asking me to photograph this important milestone and for being a total rockstar! 

Doesn't she look incredible in this custom jumpsuit.....LOVE!!

To see more images from Lornette's 50th birthday session, go to the "Client Access" tab and enter her viewing gallery by entering your email! 

The Hayes | Family | Lake Lenexa

These three kiddos definitely are the spitting image of there parents - personality and all! I met Jen, Tyler, and their sweet babes at Lake Lenexa for a session before Mother's Day. All three were hamming it up for the camera, especially after a little coaxing with the promise of ice cream after the session! I kept telling them that mom and dad were going to take me for ice cream, but the best thing about this session was all of the laughs I got from their silliness! Cannot wait to capture more of this adorable family in the fall! 

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Ethan + Molly

Molly and Ethan were a blast from the start! Throughout their entire session, you could tell that they both genuinely enjoyed just being around each other and this made capturing sweet moments like the one above so easy! Ethan and Molly have been together for 8 years (since they were juniors in high school) and Molly said that she is most looking forward to "Finally being married to my best friend". So here is the scoop on how Ethan proposed...."We decided to stay in on New Year's Eve to make a nice dinner and get dressed up at my house, just us. As we were getting ready to sit down to dinner, he took my hand, got down on one knee, and proposed. It took me second to figure out what was going on...I thought he was messing around at first." Well, I am glad he wasn't joking Molly, because you two are going to be an absolute joy to photograph this September! 

To see more images from Ethan and Molly's engagement session, go to the "Client Access" tab and enter their viewing gallery by entering your email! 

Dan + Michelle

Michelle and I go way back to LCC... or the best lifeguarding summer job ever! I was always so jealous of how gorgeous her skin looked in the summertime, but let's be honest, she looks gorgeous all of the time! And she definitely passed those amazing genes down to her two gorgeous daughters. I told Dan that he must feel like the luckiest guy to be surrounded by so many beautiful women for the rest of his life! But wait...We need to take a minute to talk about Dan's super fab beard and stylish hair! There were a ton of laughs and smiles captured as Michelle tried to figure out how to keep his luscious locks tamed as the wind came souring through their session. I had a blast capturing these four during Dan and Michelle's engagement session and cannot wait to capture more of all of their sweet love on their wedding day in October! 

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