Sunday, August 30, 2009

Fall Bridal Tasting Extravaganza

This past Friday, I participated in the Embassy Suites-KCI First Semi-Annual Bridal Tasting Extravaganza. Several local brides who are planning their wedding/reception at this lavish venue came out to meet other wedding professional vendors as well as sample various menus. Other couples who have not chosen a wedding/reception venue also were present. This is a beautiful hotel that will accommodate any wedding, reception, or special event. The amenities, ambiance, parking, and location is premier. We highly recommend this venue if you are looking for a location to have your wedding.

As part of the special occasion, we invited the brides to register for $150 Off any of our wedding collections.

Also during the event, I got a chance to reconnect with other professional vendors that I have not talked to in a while and network with new wedding professionals. Vendors that were present were:

Thank you Shilene for the opportunity and we will definitely be in touch.

Covered chairs provided by Best Seat In The House.
The menu.
Aerial view of hotel lobby.
Hotel lobby
Backdrop and lighting effects provided by Lights Incredible.
Decorated room - Ambassador Ballroom
The "Something Blue" drink - you've gotta have one of these :)
Myron D, of KC Pro Jocks, plays around inside the photobooth provided by Picture Perfect Photo Booth
Covered chairs provided by "Best Seat In The House"
Floral table centerpieces provided by Bell's Floral.
Michelle, of Iced Art, provided a beautiful cake display.
Sample bridesmaids bouquet's at the headtable provided by Bell's Floral.


Monday, August 24, 2009

Lindsey + Justin | August 22

It's a joy to our hearts when we photograph weddings and their friends/family treat us like their own family. Lindsey and Justin's family did just that. Even though they got married in Maui in the company of immediate family, they held a hype wedding reception at the James P. Davis Hall at Wyandotte County Lake for friends and extended family.

Lindsey is a gorgeous young lady who looked fabulous in her one-of-a-kind wedding dress. did good my friend.

Thank you all for allowing me document your reception and inviting me into your lives.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Coming Soon | Lindsey + Justin

This weekend we will be photographing Lindsey and Justin's wedding. Their nuptials took place earlier this month in Maui but are planning to have a big gathering for all their family & friends who could not make the destination wedding. Below are images from their e-session during the Fall of '08. More photos from the ceremony will be posted later.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

A New Look | Watch Your Local Newsstands

Watch for a our new advertisement in the Fall Perfect Wedding Guide magazine in early November.

If you are a 2009, 2010 or even a 2011 bride, please make it a point to stop by our booth during the November 1 bridal show. We love to meet you personally and share with you some valuable information.

There will be more postings in the coming weeks.

Talk to you soon!


Monday, August 10, 2009

Today I turn 39 Years Old

Today, I turned 39 years old. Over the weekend, I kept telling myself that it’s only a number. Well, when I woke up this morning, a small percentage of me started to think that I’m slowly migrating away from that youthful state of mind. Then the other part of me kept telling myself, “Sam, it’s only a number”.

The truth of the matter is that with life’s lessons, I have learned that our physical presence on this earth can be snapped away at the blink of an eye. Our world is in turmoil, our country is still trying to pull itself out of a black-hole, unspeakable amounts of death surrounds us, large amounts of epidemic illnesses are upon us and the list continues to grow. If nothing else, day-after-day, I wonder what God has in store for his chosen people?

After scaring myself silly, the best advice I can give myself is continue to put God first, love and respect one another, embrace your immediate family and continue to laugh at life’s mountains. It’s easy for us to fall into a “wow is me” syndrome. My best advice, as others continue to tell me…Sam, continue to share your infectious smile towards others and keep laughing. If nothing else I feel that is one of my best characteristics.

God has blessed me and my family with vast amounts of blessings. Tailese, Andrew and Sydney are in good health and continue to keep me on my toes. The wedding photography business is doing great. God is good! Don’t get me wrong, we have our ups and downs but I’m learning to lean on Him, my immediate family and my support group for strength. As the cliché says… "Live, Laugh, Love”. Believe me, it works.

• 365-days before the 4-0
• 730-days before the BIG 5-0 ( half-a-century old)
• 12-years before Andrew gets his drivers license
• 14-years before Andrew graduates high school
• 15-yesrs before Sydney gets her drivers license
• 17-years before Sydney graduates high school

And if everything goes according to plan…

• 15-years before I get my first Corvette! The kids would be all grown and ready to drive their own cars. I've been wanting a corvette for years and once the kids are grown, I can get me a 2-seater.

If you don’t take anything from this posting, remember to Live, Love, Laugh.

Thank God for the gift of life. ◦

Sunday, August 9, 2009

MORE, MORE of Melissa + Brad | August 1 wedding

This is the second showing of Melissa and Brad's wedding on August 1. You never know, I might post other photos in the coming weeks -just because we got some really good images from their ceremony. Their entire wedding/reception took place at "Terrace on the Green" in South Leawood.

Both of them were a referral from my now good friends Melissa and Scott. Brad was a groomsmen in their wedding in late November of '08 in Chanute, KS. What's the odds that two good friends would marry someone with the same first name???? Despite this crazy phenomena, Melissa and Brad are the sweetest people you will meet.