Thursday, April 29, 2010

True Life | Real Meaning | Real Stories


2010 and 2011 is turning out to be beautiful years. I am extremely excited to have met couples from all walks of life - many whom I've grown to love. Thank you for choosing Royal Photography and allowing us to document your love stories. Being a wedding photographer isn't just a job for me - it's a way of life. Your wedding photos will depict TRUE LIFE, REAL MEANING and REAL STORIES!

There are still available days in 2010 and booking for 2011. Give our gallery a call so that we can learn more about your dream wedding day, how our personal touch and artistic style will produce unbelievable imagery.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Karen and Dave Engagement

You all gotta meet Karen and Dave.

Dave is the wildest man yet. His personality is nothing but fun and creative. Any one who knows him, expects nothing but jokes and comedy. I've known Dave for at least a year now and trust me when I say that he will have you in stitches. Karen on the other hand is the innocent person in the relationship - she keeps the relationship in balance. Naturally...these are my perceptions so if there are others who have input, I'm sure I will be corrected :)

Needless to say, I had a wonderful time photographing their e-session. Their wedding is scheduled for mid-July 2010 and quite sure that I will be in store for some true candid moments on their wedding day.

Til next time...

- Sam










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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Ashley | Paseo High Senior Photo Session

This is our second high school senior this year with the name of Ashley. The major difference between this young lady and the first is that she is a senior at Paseo High School. Ashley has high expectations and determined not to allow any obstacles to get in her way. She is a strong believer in Jesus Christ, is very active in her church and motivated in dance.

Ashley...reach for your dreams and be a witness to all!




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Monday, April 19, 2010

Florist Networking Opportunity

Today, I just made a networking contact with an absolute exquisite florist here in the Kansas City area. Good Earth Floral Design Studio made the live flowers for Aysha and Cervente's wedding on April 3. She contacted us about posting some of Aysha's wedding photos on their website and BLOG. I highly recommend their services for your wedding.

To visit their website, CLICK HERE.

To visit their BLOG, CLICK HERE.

To view photos from Aysha and Cervente's wedding.

Part 1 and Part 2

Chat back with ya later.

- Sam ◦
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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Taverli and Jason Engagement

True friendship and humbleness should never be taken for granted. Taverli and Jason are genuine God fearing people and ones that I hope to hold dear to my heart. Both were referred to us from Melissa and Scott (a couple who we photographed in Chanute, KS in 2008).

After their engagement session Taverli sent me an email that emotionally brought me to my knees - thanking God for wonderful people like them. Comments like these gives witness to why I love being a wedding photographer and why I thank God for giving me the opportunity to exercise my purpose.

Hi Sam,

I just wanted to thank you again for yesterday!! I cannot tell you how excited I have been to have you take our pictures. Your spirit and your energy made for a wonderful day!! Your wife is also just as beautiful in spirit as you are and it was great getting to get to know her a little bit more as we walked behind you and Jason.

I was reading your blog last night when I got home and it made me think of the Easter sermon I heard when I went home to Chanute. (I don't know if you ever met DJ Dangerfield when you were shooting Melissa and Scott's wedding--he is the associate pastor at our church). Anyways, he was talking about the Last Supper and that everyone brings something different to the table when they are sitting next to God. I just wanted to tell you that you bring so much to the table!! I know you are going to continue to be successful because you have the passion and grace to stick around for a long time. People remember you and want to surround themselves with you because you are so kind, honest, and sincere when you are with them. Jason is not the most outgoing person in the world, but you have a way with people. You were able to bring him out of his comfort zone and let him have a good time. I cannot thank you enough for that!! I said a prayer on the way home thanking God for letting the afternoon go so smoothly....I had been worried the entire past week that Jason would be too shy and uncomfortable being the center of attention and at one point I even felt guilty knowing that he was going to be completely out of his element. I know that God brought you into our lives for a reason, just as I'm sure he brings you to many other people.

Thank you---Thank you again for a wonderful day. Can't wait to see your great work!!

Hope you have a terrific rest of the week...

Taverli

Their wedding will take place in Emporia, KS later in the year. Stay tuned for their photos.

Till next time...

- Sam









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Friday, April 16, 2010

More of Aysha + Cervente

I'm up late tonight catching up on a few things and just before turning in for the evening, I wanted to post a few more awesome images from Aysha and Cervente's wedding. BTW...Cervente is a cool name.

To see the first posting, CLICK HERE.








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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Celebrating 6-years of Marriage



This past weekend Tailese and I celebrated yet another milestone in our lives - 6 YEARS OF MARRIAGE. Woo-hoo! This may not sound like a milestone to you but it is for us. Every year a couple reaches their anniversary, they all should celebrate because this is a witness that through whatever God puts in our path, we learn to trust, love, and lean on each other.

Although we had to work/photograph an event later that evening, we took time out to have a wonderful dinner at Bravos in Zona Rosa and then took park in the simpler things in life - ice cream at Coldstone. If you've never been there, you gotta go.

During some down time at the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority - Leavenworth Chapter Women of Distinction event, we took a few fun photos. The photo of us together was taken by the bartender. Many of you who know me, know that one of my known traits is my laugh and smile. I guess Tailese caught me in rare form.

Cheers for yet another year!



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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lil Patrick Turns 1

Oh my, how time flies.

Lil Patrick turned one-year old in March and his smile is so contagious. We schedule another "lifestyle" session one early Saturday morning. Lil Patrick was in his own domain and behaved wonderfully. From what I've been told, he looks identical to his father's baby photos. Congratulations Patrick and Tracy.




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Aysha + Cervente | April 3 Wedding

We were busy scrambling Saturday, April 3 not because it was the day before Easter Sunday but primarily because we were busy photographing Aysha and Cervente's blissful wedding. Aysha could almost be family since our circle of friends are so close. I won't go into that in this posting but I will say that I have a feeling that Aysha and Cervente will be lifelong friends.

This may sound weird but while photographing their wedding, I was energized in designing their wedding album in my head with every shutter. I can't wait until the wedding album is complete. Below are several snipits from their wedding.

CEREMONY: Trinity Temple Church of God in Christ
RECEPTION: Intercontinental Hotel
DJ: KC Pro Jocks
TRANSPORTATION: Kool Nites Limousine, Inc.











































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