2016 was an amazing year for Catch Light Photography’s weddings! Without a doubt, what makes my photography career so fulfilling comes down to the relationships built with incredible people. Nothing builds this bond like holding such a special place on your wedding day. It doesn’t matter if I’ve helped you plan your day for a year or if I meet you in person right before your intimate chapel ceremony: I’ve been blessed with your trust. My creativity stems from your moments big and small. Thank you!
Congratulations a million times over to Briana and Chris! Your wedding day was filled with so much happiness and love, it was a joy to photography.
Wedding Ceremony & Reception: Californos Westport
Officiant: John Swift, bride’s brother
Hair & Makeup Artist: Michele Taylor
Hotel: AC Marriott
Pianist: Andrew Ouellette
Florist: Kasey Benedict: The Budding Entrepreneur
Portraits: Morning Glory Antiques, UMKC, & Californos
Catering: Californos Westport
DJ: Christopher Butler, Hi Society Entertainment
Second Photographer: Jessie Silva
The preparations started in the hotel room for the bride, groom, and their bridal parties. Briana’s dress was stunning, and added further meaning when her grandmother’s bridal gown fabric was sewn into her dress. Her mom helped her into her dress and veil, and her girls helped to tie the perfect bow and make sure that veil was not going to fall out.
The guys and Chris’ mom tied ties, put on special socks, and pinned boutineers to be ready for the couple’s first look.
While we waited for the first look and the guys (how often does that happen?), we took some portraits in the bar area. Again, thankful for air conditioning. The guys got a turn as well.
It was so very hot out, and I am most grateful to Morning Glory Antique’s in Westport for so generously allowing us to spend some time in their amazing and air conditioned space (they rent out for events!!) for photography of the happy couple. The rooms were amazing, filled with gorgeous antiques, couches, and light.
Then off to UMKC, which is special to Briana and Chris. We walked the same paths that they did in the start of the relationship. Anytime a personal story can be added into photography, the results are so much more meaningful.
This last image with the bouquet was photographed because Briana’s mom and dad have a similar image in their wedding album. How cool is that? The ceremony was beautiful with piano music, special readings, and their own written vows.
Thank you so very much for trusting me to capture your wedding day!
Rebecca, Catch Light Photography
So many congratulations to Hannah and Jack! Your wedding was simply amazing with all the love surrounding you. The emotion you showed each other throughout your wedding day was inspirational as well. I couldn’t have been any happier to have been a part of it all.
Wedding Day Vendors:
Wedding Ceremony: Pilgrim Chapel
Wedding Reception: 2000 Grand
Custom Bridal Dress: Emmaline; Emily Hart Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Corie Hair & Makeup
Florist: Beco Flowers
DJ: Platinum KC: Deondre Ross
Cake: Chef Shop
Second Photographer: Jessie Silva
Hannah and her girls getting ready in the Rivermarket for the big day
Jack and his groomsmen helping with the final touches Hannah’s first look with her father and Jack’s mother pins his bout Jack and Hannah did not see each other before the ceremony, so I especially love this first photograph
Kent and Alicia had a most amazing wedding day with so much joy and emotion! Their ceremony was at Woods Chapel United Methodist Church in Lee’s Summit. Alicia’s mom and sister helped her into her gorgeous wedding dress and veil that her sister had worn during her own wedding while the guys joked around with each other and made sure everyone’s tie was in order. Kent’s mother did the honor of pinning on his boutineer.
This first look took place in front of Kent and Alicia’s favorite window in the church.
The day was incredibly hot, so we had to be lighting fast with our outdoors portraits. The wind was a blessing, and Alicia had fun with her veil blowing around. The bridal party was great, and never once complained about the heat.
The cocktail hour and wedding reception took place at Loose Mansion, in Kansas City. The mansion is incredible with classic beauty, elegantly decorated, and the food was to die for.
While the guests were eating, we snuck out for a few quick portraits of the happy newlyweds. Toasts and first dances….followed by a lot of dancing and a lot of fun. We completed the evening with a night shot and celebratory kiss!
I want to give a big thank you to Alicia and Kent for trusting me to capture their incredible wedding day. It was an honor to work with you and your families and friends.
I couldn’t help but to fall in love with Tyler and Michelle when I first met them, and have enjoyed working with them throughout their engagement and wedding. It is easy to see why they make such a great couple. Both are sweet, kind, and caring. Michelle has a laugh that is pure joy and Tyler’s compassion for his new bride are so clear. Their families and bridal party was pretty awesome too. They started the day at the Marriott Country Club Plaza with hair & makeup, gifts for the girls, putting on that gorgeous bridal gown, veil, shoes and jewelry.
The guys also did their preparations while Tyler prepared to see his girl for the first time in her wedding dress.
And the first look….so so sweet.
Tyler’s mom puts on his boutonniere, which is always a special moment. Dad walks Michelle down the isle and Tyler looks at her with love.
The ceremony at Cure of Ars was beautiful. The bridal party joined us on this incredibly hot day for portraits. They were troopers and so helpful as well as fun. And the newly weds. They are amazing!
The reception was held at the Monarch Room in downtown Kansas City. The couple had the venue decorated beautifully with flowers, candles, personalized koozies, and and amazing cake table featuring cupcakes.The toasts were so very special with both laughter and tears.First dances never disappoint. See that laughter? See the love? And they know how to throw a party, as evidenced as soon as the dance floor opened up for the night!DJ: Sergei Shapoval with Platinum KC
Cake: Polka Dotte