Our labor day weekend started off with Codi and Jason’s beautiful, mid-Missouri wedding. We had such a lovely time with these two during their fall engagement session at Capen Park, so we knew their wedding would be just an enjoyable.

The wedding day began with everyone getting ready at Codi’s parents’ house just outside of Hartsburg, Missouri – where the ceremony was also going to be. One thing I love about the getting ready pictures is photographing all the little details of a bride’s dress and shoes. Check out the lace Toms that Codi had to match her gorgeous dress from Belle Mariee here in Columbia, Missouri. And Codi got matching robes and hangars for her bridesmaids, which made for a nice touch. After Codi’s mom helped her get all buttoned up, it was time for a first look with her bridesmaids and father. You can’t beat the expressions on their faces when they see Codi for the first time!

The ceremony was touching and loved filled. The vows between Codi and Jason were meaningful and brought several of the bridesmaids to tears. Those are the real wedding moments that we love to capture because it speaks volumes and is a testament to the love, laughter, and joy of a wedding day. After a few portraits around the property, we headed back to Columbia to one of our favorite reception venues, Peachtree Banquet Center.

Not only does Peachtree have a lovely venue space, the food is amazing! Guests were treated to a wonderful meal before dancing the night away and keeping our photo booth hopping! It was a perfect night of celebration for such awesome couple.

Thanks, Codi and Jason, for letting us be part of your special day.

Cheers! Piper & Justin

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Something photographers love is when clients recommend us to their friends. Hayley and Nick were at Shawn and Katie’s St. Louis wedding last year, so when they contacted us about photographing their wedding this summer we were thrilled. We first met up with these lovebirds for their engagement session early last fall in Kansas City and it was such a delight working with them. For their wedding, we headed up to Peoria, Illinois for an amazing day.

We began our day with Hayley and her bridesmaids getting ready at her parents’ house. I love the images of Hayley’s tribe helping her with the finishing touches. Their expressions when Hayley came around the corner in her dress are priceless! Speaking of priceless, how wonderful is the look on Hayley’s Dad’s face during their first look? The emotion coming from her dad is so sweet and tender.

After a lovely ceremony and a petal filled exit from the church, it was off for portraits. We headed over to the Peoria riverfront for a few pictures before we went to Metamora Fields Golf Club for more portraits and the reception. We had a great time exploring the grounds of the Club. The reception was beautifully decorated in navy and gold, highlighting the elegance of the ballroom. After first dances, toasts, and cake cutting, the dance floor and our paper booth were hopping. Guests kept both busy all night long!

Thank you, Hayley and Nick, for allowing us to be part of your wedding day!

Cheers! Justin & Piper

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We don’t travel much outside of the Mid-Missouri area but when we do, it’s such a pleasure. After seeing photos from Matt and Melissa’s wedding in Bloomington, Illinois last summer and Katie and Jeff wanted us to capture their wedding day as well! The day started with the bride and her bridesmaids getting ready at the hotel. After Katie was in her dress, we headed to Lakeside Country Club where the guys were. One of the sweetest moments of the day was when Katie, Jeff, and their son shared a first look moment. We got in a few portraits with the entire wedding party before it was time for the ceremony.

Under the shade of the trees and lakeside, Katie and Jeff were married in front of their family and friends. The ceremony was filled with touching moments and reflected the love Katie and Jeff have for one another, as well as their son. After a few more portraits of just the bride and groom, it was off to the reception, which was also at the country club. It is always nice to be able to stay in one location for the entire wedding day. The day had a great and relaxed feel without the stress of trying to travel to multiple locations. The reception was fun filled, with the dance floor hopping the entire night!

Thanks to Katie and Jeff for having us be a part of your wedding day!

Cheers! Justin & Piper

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