Best of Columbia MO Wedding Photography 2016

We love taking a moment at the beginning of the year to reflect on all the wonderful moments we had the pleasure to photograph over the past year. 2016 blessed us with some amazing clients to work with, plus a couple of styled shoots we had the opportunity to collaborate with. When pulling photos for our annual year in review, it can be difficult to pick just a handful of photos. The clients we work with provide us with so many beautiful, touching photos we want to include them all.

But since we can’t include every photo from every client this year, we put together what we think is a representation of our best work from 2016. If you want to see more from the past year, feel free to browse through our blog. There is so much more from last year than what’s below.

We hope you enjoy our Best of 2016! We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all our clients. There are so many choices out there for photography and we are honored that our clients chose us to document the most memorable day of their lives. It has been nothing short of a joy and pleasure interacting with our brides and grooms, as well as their loved ones.

May 2017 bless everyone with love, joy, and laughter.

Cheers!
Justin & Piper

 

Bridesmaids helping bride with her shoes on her Columbia MO Wedding day

Sometimes it takes a village! Rachel gets a hand from her bridesmaids at the Columbia Country Club.

Bridesmaids help bride get her veil on before her St. Louis wedding

Katie’s bridesmaids help with her veil while preparing for her St. Louis wedding.

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Don’t forget the dapper grooms! Guys have to get ready for the wedding day as well. Brian, left, prepares for our styled shoot at Sorenson Estate and Matt puts the final touches on his jacket at Ewing Manor.

Designroots hand lettered wedding detail pictures

It’s all in the details! We loved all of the hand lettered details from Matt and Melissa’s wedding in Bloomington, IL.

First look wedding photos Columbia MO Wedding Photographer

We love a first look! This special moment between a bride and groom can produce some of our favorite moments from a wedding. The first look between a bride and groom is often one of our favorite moments of a wedding day. Charlie gave us a tender, heartfelt reaction when he saw Hannah for the first time.

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First look photos can also bring out excitement from our couples. Ashley, left, was overjoyed to see Tom before their wedding and Matt was stunned speechless at seeing Melissa prior to their wedding.

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Rachel and Trever were both filled with emotions for their first look

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Sealed with a kiss! Meg and Michael wrap up their first look with a kiss at the Columbia Country Club.

Groom wipes away tear after seeing bride for the first time at wedding ceremony

We always love the emotion of a groom seeing his bride on their wedding day. Matt’s reaction to Sedel was a special one.

Bride and her father having fun as they walk down the aisle

The award for the most fun trip down the aisle in 2016 goes to Meg and Michael.

Forest Park Jewel Box Wedding ceremony in St. Louis

We’ve always wanted to photograph a wedding at the Jewel Box in Forest Park. Hannah and Charlie’s gorgeous spring wedding finally gave us the opportunity this year.

wedding ceremony at Ewing Manor in Bloomington, IL.

Melissa and Matt’s wedding ceremony at Ewing Manor in Bloomington, IL.

Bridesmaids wipe away tears at bride reads vows during a Columbia MO wedding ceremony

Rachel’s bridesmaids wipe away tears as she reads her vows to Trever during their wedding ceremony at the Columbia Country Club.

Taylor and Randall exchange rings during their wedding ceremony at Les Bourgeois Winery.

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Tara and Josh’s exit following their wedding ceremony at Missouri United Methodist Church.

Ashley holds the pin while Tom nails a putt from across the green at the Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia, MO.

Bride and groom take a shot on their wedding day at Tropical Liquors in Columbia MO

It’s great when our couples personalize their day and wedding portraits. Meg and Michael kept their portraits fun by fitting in a pit stop at Trops in Columbia, MO, before heading to their wedding reception.

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No wedding is complete with out your closest friends standing up with you. Katie and her bridesmaids, left, and Trever and his groomsmen.

The Missouri State Capitol is always a must for wedding pictures in the Jefferson City Area. Haylei, Kyle and their wedding party.

Melissa and Matt along with their bridal party on the grounds of Ewing Manor in Bloomington, Illinois.

Columbia MO Bridal Portrait photographs, tight portraits of brides

2016 gave us some gorgeous bridal portraits. From left; Melissa, Rachel and Tara.

We kicked off 2016 braving the cold with Tom and Ashley’s January wedding at the Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia.

Tara and Josh share a moment on the University of Missouri campus on their wedding day.

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Meg and Michael had the perfect spring day for their wedding at Columbia Country Club in Columbia, Missouri.

Blue converse custom wedding shoes

Hayley and Kyle at the Missouri State Capitol. Haylei went non-traditional with her awesome blue Converse wedding shoes.

Les Bourgeois Winery wedding photos in vineyard with classic red truck in background

We had a great time with Taylor and Randall in the vineyard at Les Bourgeois Winery, the old red truck in the background was a nice touch.

First looks are not just for brides and grooms before the ceremony, you can also experience them with a reception reveal. Matt and Melissa put so much time and energy into designing their reception, it was only fitting to do a reveal to show them their vision come to life at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts.

Matt and Melissa didn’t leave out any details with their wedding reception in Bloomington, IL.

Styled wedding photography shoot at Sorenson Estate in Columbia MO

Annabelle Events, Tiger Garden, A-1 Rental, and Inkling, all came together to create an awesome look for our styled shoot at Sorenson Estate, one of Columbia, Missouri’s newest wedding venues.

Detail picture of champaign being poured into unique champaign glasses

We popped the bubbly to celebrate wrapping up our first styled shoot at Sorenson Estate.

Columbia Country Club in Columbia Missouri bride and groom

The classic architecture and simple details of the ballroom at the Columbia Country Club were the perfect backdrop for Trever and Rachel’s first dance.

First dance wedding picture

Tara and Josh’s first dance at the Courtyard Columbia in Columbia, MO.

Creative wedding ring detail pictures incorporating wedding reception details

You can’t forget the ring bing on a wedding day! It’s fun to incorporate the personalized details from a couple in the pictures of their wedding rings. From left; Randall and Taylor, Rachel and Trever, and Meg and Michael’s wedding rings.

Meg and Michael (left) get down on the dance floor during their wedding reception at Elm Street Ballroom in Columbia, Missouri. Matt and Melissa were surprised with confetti during their reception at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts.

Meg and Michael (left) get down on the dance floor during their wedding reception at Elm Street Ballroom in Columbia, Missouri. Matt and Melissa were surprised with confetti during their reception at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts.

Bubble send off from Stephens Lake Park in Columbia Missouri

Sedel and Matt close out their intimate reception at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia, MO with bubbles.

Sparkler send off photo with bride and groom kissing in Bloomington IL

We close our year end blog post with Matt and Melissa’s sparkler send off outside of the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts in Bloomington, IL.

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