Back in May of 2009, I had the distinct honor and pleasure of photographing Lindsey & Chris’ engagement session (click me!) and I totally remembered how they were all about taking pictures. Seriously, our typical 1.5 hour session lasted nearly 3 hours because they were so much fun and they were willing to do anything I asked of them! Well, fast forward 8 months and you’ll be happy to know that they have not changed one bit! My first wedding in 2010 was EPIC. And I don’t throw that word around lightly. From the bride and groom, to the location, to the wedding party, to the families, to the ceremony to the rockin Kansas sunset and to the energetic and super fun reception, it was perfect!
We planned out their day together and so we afforded ourselves a TON of time for portraits and it was simply awesome! Lindsey was super calm and excited throughout the day because she had everything exquisitely planned and so she was just excited to enjoy her awesome day!
The ladies started out at the hair salon while the gentlemen were clay shooting in the morning. Quite the contradiction, right? I love when couples make the day their own, you know? How often do you get an opportunity to hang out with so many of your family and friends? Might as well enjoy yourselves! 🙂
Thank you to both the Shellenberger and Koochel families for being incredibly welcoming and generous with their time. I felt like part of the gang from the minute I walked in to the rehearsal! Also, I MUST give a shout-out to the freakin awesome wedding party! Gorgeous? Check. Super fun? Check. Willing to do whatever I asked them to do? Double check. You all made my job sooooo much easier!
And a HUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEE thank you goes out to Amanda from A. Staats Photography who was literally a godsend! Not only did she take amazing photos, she also helped me stay extremely organized and on task! I could not have done this wedding without her and as you’ll see below, she totally rocked it! If you are looking for a photographer in the Manhattan, KS area, definitely check out her work!
Congratulations again to Lindsey and Chris! It was honestly an honor and privilege to be asked to photograph your wedding and I wish you many many blessings as you begin your life together as one.
CAUTION: I have posted tons of photos and be sure to check out their slideshow at the end! It is 6 minutes long, but completely worth it! Trust me! To view all of Lindsey and Chris’ wedding pictures, check out their online gallery: Lindsey & Chris – Love!
The bride getting ready