After Dasha & Garrett were married in a private ceremony by “Wedding on a Whim” at a local winery, we headed to the Great Plains Nature Center for some formal family and wedding party photos.  Surrounded by family and friends, they celebrated their marriage with lots of dancing, yummy cake, a fabulous dinner, and DIY S’mores!  It was so much fun to photograph in the old (privately-owned) Lilly Lake School.  It had unique lighting, whimsical and eclectic decor, and every handmade centerpiece and detail gave this reception a unique feel and character all its own.

Congratulations, Dasha & Garrett!  Thank you for sharing your day with me!


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A day filled with smiles, hugs, laughter and tears of joy = the AMAZINGNESS that was Sean & Sarah’s wedding day!

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Not only did Sean receive an awesome personalized print from KU basketball coach, Bill Self, as a wedding gift from his bride, but the icing on the cake…he actually got to speak to Coach Self on the phone!!!  Complements of my sister-in-law, Jenn, that was assisting Allyson and me.  Jenn and my brother-in-law are friends/golfing buddies with Coach Self, and after Jenn saw how much Sarah’s gift to Sean meant to him, on a whim she spontaneously asked Sean, “You want me to call him so you can talk to him?”  And so she did!  Such a fun story Sean can tell his kids one day!  Here’s your pic, Sean, if they don’t believe it:

A huge “THANK YOU” and shout-out to my second-shooter, the incredibly talented Allyson Cheney!  She is a Kansas City photographer, and you can view her work here and here.  It was a privilege having her work with me, and the emotions, details, and candid moments she helped capture were impeccable!

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Meier!!!  So happy and blessed to have been a part of your day!  I can’t wait to see what amazing things God does in your marriage. 🙂

Ceremony:  Eastminster Presbyterian Church

Reception:  Abode Venue

Florist:  Stems

Bride’s Hair/Make-up:  Allison Lenox at Eric Fisher Salon

Wedding Gown:  The White Dress

Catering:  Blue Moon Caterers

Wedding Cake/KU Jayhawk Cookies:  Terri’s Treats

Reception Entertainment:  Hook, Box Talent Agency

Videographer:  Brickhouse Studios

Anniversary Boxes & Personalized Wine Glasses:  Lindsey Murray

  • Sarah Thompson *Bride* - July 6, 2012 - 10:58 pm

    Lori, Sean and I made the best wedding decision by far when we chose you to capture our special day. You and Allyson worked your booties off and we can’t thank you enough for capturing all of the love, laughter and emotion of our special day. You have become such an important part of our lives and we are so blessed to call your our friend. Much love!!!!ReplyCancel

  • R. Gingerich - July 6, 2012 - 11:42 pm

    You have an amazing talent! —and your work continues to mature and develop as you progress in your photography career!
    There were pix of this wedding that made me cry b/c of the emotion(s) you captured of the moments in this day!

    Soooooo excited you’ll be doing a shoot with some of our family later this year!

    Hugs, RGReplyCancel

  • Kathy Meier - July 9, 2012 - 12:51 am

    Lori, Wow!!!!! What an amazing job you and Allyson did for my beautiful Son & Daughter-In-Laws Wedding! They could not have found anybody better. It was such a pleasure getting to know you and I look forward to seeing you next time I’m in Wichita. I know that you were not only there photographer, but have become a dear friend! Thanks so much for a job well done!ReplyCancel







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  • Jeralee McNeal - July 16, 2014 - 12:01 pm

    Great photos! It was a perfect magical day. So glad we got to be a part of it.ReplyCancel

  • Pamela Stafford - July 16, 2014 - 3:23 pm

    Mr & Mrs. Brown, you are a delight. These photos speak a multiple of words of two people in love with many loving friends and family. Thanks for sharing your day.ReplyCancel

  • Staci Handy - July 28, 2014 - 3:34 pm

    Beautiful picturesReplyCancel