Monday, March 26, 2012

Happy Anniversary James + Evonn | 20 For 20 at Brio Tuscan Grill

The best part about photographing weddings and receptions is getting to know the family and friends. This past Sunday, James and Evonn invited 20 couples who were instrumental in their 20 years of marriage to the Brio Tuscan Grill on the Country Club Plaza. I say that was pretty clever. I knew Evonne from the Delta Sigma Theta Alumnae Chapter but never met her husband until Saturday. Well he's a big stocky guy who resembles football legend Lawrence Taylor. This wasn't your typical wedding reception celebration - it was a "roast". Every couple stood before everyone to tell hilarious tall tales and true stories on how James and Evonn have been instrumental in their lives. From what I've learned, both are very down to earth southern folk who will give their shirt off their back for a friend. That's rare these days. Most of the evening I was cracking up with laughter. Even though I didn't know them, after I left, I feel that I have found some dear friends.

Cheers to both of you and blessings on another 20!


Congratulations Brittney | Miss Jabberwock 2012

Hannah Gray
Jasmyne Neely
Dahria Blockmon
Miss Jabberwock 2012: Brittney Berry (center)
1st Runner Up: Tyler Wilmore (third from right)
2nd Runner Up: Brianna Chatmon (second from right)
DeJunae Bland


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Royal Photography and Embassy Suites Spring Wedding Tasting

This past Sunday, I participated in the Embassy Suites @ KCI 'Spring Wedding Tasting' event. Several registered brides came to taste sample menu items and personally meet wedding professionals. I arrived a little after 12:30 pm to set up my booth and then made a quick run to Buffalo Wild Wings for some slamming Caribbean jerk wings. Thereafter, returned just in time for the 3pm rush. Sadly to say, most of the brides that stopped by my booth already had contracted photographers but at least they were impressed with my booth setup, photography skills and wedding albums. HOPEFULLY, they may have a change of heart and MIGHT call upon me to photograph their wedding. LOL...just a little wishful thinking. Some of the vendors present, I already knew and some I didn't. Needless, it was great meeting new faces and chewing the fat around industry experiences. Thank you Embassy Suites for inviting me.

The vendors present were:

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mason Turns One | I Wanna Be Like Daddy


Peterson Family Photo Session at Loose Park


Monday, March 12, 2012

Parks Family Photo Session | Teaser Images


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Pastor & First Lady Stephenson Portrait Session Part 2

As promised from the first posting, a few more images from their personal portrait session.


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Jack and Jill of Overland Park 2012 Beautillion

On April 28, 2012, nine prestigious young men will be recognized by the Jack and Jill, Inc. of Johnson County at the first 2012 Beautillion. Not only is this a first for the Overland Park Chapter but also a first for us at Royal Photography to work with such a group of ladies. This just allows us to add to our portfolio. The Beautillion Ball isn't until the 28th of April so there will be more photos to come - stay tuned. ◦

Coming Soon: Stevenson Personal Portrail Session

Oh, young love :) You all might know this couple, some of you might be followers of this couple and some of you all might be spiritually fed by this couple. I believe they will be celebrating a big event soon. Thank you for a wonderful photo session.