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Intimate Weddings and Destination Weddings

The Value of Intimate Weddings

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I believe that Ben had been in love with Maria from the first moment they met. As she came down the aisle, during their intimate wedding, not only did his heart leap, a peace fell over everyone in the room. The moment of anticipation was finally here. And the family, this couple holds so dear, flew far and wide to celebrate with them.

There is something beautiful about intimate weddings. It seems like they’re peaceful and calm, never any storms, and life for a moment slows down.  It genuinely feels like the world stops and takes notice of a grand event.

Love filled the room. Each vow was eloquently spoken, as everyone listened in support of their declaration. As each wedding tradition unfolded Ben and Maria became husband and wife. Tears streamed down Maria’s face when she embraced her father after the ceremony, he held her tight and let her cry. Soon tears of joy filled the room as everyone took the time to congratulate the lovely couple.

 

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# 1 tip for finding a fun wedding photographer

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 #1 tip for finding the best photojournalist and candid wedding photographer

When guests and the wedding couple really embrace us as their photographers the line is crossed into friendship, all of a sudden I get the best candid photos on the dance floor and throughout the day.  If our couples love us, their guests do too.

The music was basing, hands were in the air, and while the lights were flashing to the beat of the music I danced around the floor with the guests, capturing some great moments. When the song changed, I smiled huge, did a little happy dance, and turned to photograph the groom with this buddies who where singing along. The groom and his friends pointed to me as the shutter went down, freezing this wonderful moment in time.

In my experience the best candid moments come from guests feeling comfortable with the photographer. Your guests need to be themselves without feeling judged.

Do you want to know my secret to happy candid fun guests? Make a real connection with the photographer before you hire them. You may be thinking to yourself, “How do I find that?”  Well.. It’s easy!

#1 BEST way to tell if a photographer is going to be amazing with your guests.

Have a simple phone consultation before you hire them!

That one phone call will tell you a lot about how the photographer will react with your family and friends.  A few things to ask yourself when talking to them. Do they make you feel comfortable? Are they honest and trust worthy? And are they sincere? What is your gut reaction?  By the end of that phone consult, if it went well, you should be ready to book that photographer right then.

It is true that you are going to spend a day with your photographer, but your guests do not get that long to warm up.  Wedding couples who want fun photojournalism and bold candid photos have to find a photographer that they can connect with in a matter of seconds, like a new found friend that just happens to be a world class pro photographer.

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Wedding Photography | Photos Edge | Candid Wedding Photography | Wedding Photojournalism

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Wedding Photography | Photos Edge | Candid Wedding Photography | Wedding Photojournalism

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Wedding Photography | Photos Edge | Candid Wedding Photography | Wedding Photojournalism

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 By Kansas City Wedding Photographers: Erin & Marco at Photos Edge.

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The Seconds that Make Wedding Photography Count

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A few favorite  wedding moments captured by Photos Edge

Through the years there are thousands upon thousands of photos we have taken.   Each one striving for the perfect wedding photograph.  For us one of the best ways to capture a wedding is to realize the importance of what is going on.  This isn’t just a job, this isn’t just another moment.  On a wedding day there are the standard photographs that all decent wedding photographers should already know to capture.  Among some of the most standard moments are: a couple’s first kiss, first dance, walking down the isle, throwing of the bouquet or garter, bride getting ready, just to name a few.  However I am not known for being standard.  I don’t want my couples just getting the minimum. My amazing wedding couples deserve more than that.  Those events are not what I am looking for, I look for what happens before, during, and after those moments.  The seconds filled with pure joy, utter anticipation, honest emotion, and the best reactions that make for an outstanding wedding. Today I am going to share a few of my favorite emotional wedding moments.  These are the important seconds that fly by but will keep everyone talking about your wedding for years to come.

 

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What was supposed to be a fun bridesmaids shot ended up being way more.  The wind grabbed the veil sending it into the air.  The heart shape came naturally and the laughter became genuine the moment the veil began to slip from their finger tips. Wedding Reception at The Ritz Charles.

*Note: This is a Photos Edge images that is on display in the Photos Edge gallery, at The Ritz Charles in Overland Park Ks, and in The Gown Gallery located near downtown in the cross roads.

 

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Natasha was frozen, trying hard not to move while her family put each heavy item perfectly in place. This was just the beginning of her stunning Indian wedding but what a way to start, with all the care coming from the ones who love her. Wedding at The Intercontinental Hotel on the Plaza.

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The impact of a reveal can blow me away.  Kyle and Kira both were so happy to see each other that when the moment came they both closed their eyes and cried. Wedding at the Chateau Avalon.

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A bouquet toss isn’t all about bouquets flying through the air but how your friends, bridesmaids, and loved ones react when they catch it. Wedding reception at Crowne Royal Hotel.

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I love the bridesmaid’s reaction to the bride putting her dress on. Wedding at Longview Mansion.

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A father so proud of his daughter’s marriage, he stood up and cheered when it was his turn to give a speech. Wedding at 28 event space.

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When a wardrobe malfunction is fixed, it calls for a high five celebration. Wedding at Loose Mansion.

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Your friends are friends for a reason!  I love to capture and share who these people are and find out through the lens of my camera why you like them so much. Wedding at Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Ring bearers and flower girls are such a delight at weddings.  I like to see what they are doing backstage before they walk down the isle.  Usually playing. Wedding at Longview Mansion.

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Waiting!  There is  lots of waiting for the groomsmen at a wedding.  Here is a shot of the groomsmen waiting while their dad, the groom, was walking toward them ready to go. Wedding at Embassy Suites.

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Lots of things happen during receptions.  At Natalie’s wedding she sat with her sisters at the head table laughing about a surprise performance. Wedding Reception at The Madrid Theatre.

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Father daughter dances can go in many directions, fun  and choreographed, calm and swaying. But at Whitney’s wedding her dad held her.  They moved a little in the beginning but soon their dancing slowed down to a meager sway and he held his little girl.  Wedding at Longview Mansion.

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The grand exit from the Town Square in Paola Ks is beautiful.  And as these two love birds ran past their friends and family cheering, party poppers were shot, making for a colorful fun celebration.The big hurrah as man and wife.

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It’s subtle but very beautiful.  This isn’t a normal angle from a wedding but when I saw it, I quietly with ninja stealth hid behind some pillars and captured the moment.  The priest is a good college friend of the groom’s, so getting wonderful artistic photos of he and them during the ceremony was a must for this couple.  This wedding ceremony was at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, also known as the church with the gold dome.

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Reactions to recalled memories is one of my favorite things to photograph during the speeches.  A sacred time where secrets amongst friends are revealed to families. Wedding at Topeka Country Club.

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The timeless tradition of popular dances being mastered on the dance floor. Gangnam Style right here baby! Wedding at 28 Event Space.

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Mother of the bride caught with friends taking photos. Wedding at 28 Event Space.

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Bridesmaids having a relaxing fun moment after getting ready.  Reminds me of sleepovers and dress up. Wedding Reception at The Pavilion in Shawnee, Ks.

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Beautiful moment of groom smiling at the bride during the ceremony.  In that second, he made the “I am so happy” face.

 This wedding ceremony was at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, aka the church with the gold dome.

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When New York couple Darrell and Rachel decided to come home to Rachel’s family for their wedding, they knew it needed to be special.  Guests flew in from all over the country to celebrate this Kansas City Wedding. They chose The River Market Event Space to party the night away and Photos Edge to photograph their wedding celebration.  Needless to say, It was FUN!!!

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Ron Ruth knocked this one out of the park.  When Chad and Kelly wanted a reception entrance to remember, Marco and I along with Ron Ruth entertainment made sure it was not only captured but that the guests would have a blast.  The bridal party entered the reception to “Let’s have a kiki”.  It was a standing ovation and the start of a great wedding reception. Wedding at Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Pure joy!  The time honored tradition of capturing that wedding bouquet.  P.S. I love the little flower girl’s ponytail.  Wedding at Longview Mansion.

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Love this shot.  Grandpa is carrying the flower girl, who happens to be the couple’s daughter. He carried her from the ceremony to the reception, after the bridal party.  This is definitely a photo I wish I had of my dad and daughter.  I loved taking this picture and giving it to the bride.  Beautiful sweet back yard Wedding.

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All hands on deck.  Sometimes it takes an army to get a bride put back together after the wedding portraits are over.  On this day the wind took it’s toll on all of us, but the photos were amazing and everyone had a great time.  I will see that wind and raise you perfect photos. These gals worked fast, less than 10 minutes of bustling, perfecting hair and make-up, and we were off to the dance floor. Wedding Reception at The Westin Crown Center.

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 Three Cheers for a wonderfully celebrated wedding, where every second counts! Wedding at Longview Mansion.

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