Sunday, October 24, 2010

Krista & Erik | Kansas City, MO

What a beautiful, heartfelt wedding this was! The bride Krista is my sister Nicole's dear friend, and I was honored to be Nicole's wedding gift for the happy couple. It was so fun for me to spend the day in a beautiful city hanging out with great company. Krista was super calm and super excited too. She got ready in a hotel suite with all this pretty morning light streaming in and a view of downtown through the windows. Doesn't Krista look gorgeous? I loved her jewelry, and her hair, which was done by the matron of honor, was so sophisticated.

There were some great moments between Krista and her father that I was thrilled to capture on film. There's just nothing quite like the sentimental dad crying when he sees his "little girl" in full wedding regalia. And nothing like the look he gives her as he's walking her down the aisle. Speaking of the walk down the aisle, check this one out! There was barely a dry eye in the building.

We did all the photos in the windtunnel (aka alley) that had great texture and light; rather unorthodox but perfect. Everyone was silly and kept me laughing. And what a group of dancers! For an early afternoon wedding I was so impressed with the unabashed and enthusiatic dancing.

Another fun thing for me was that Erik was super duper excited about the video. I think he actually clapped like a little kid at one point when we met. :) When Krista was getting ready, Band of Horses' "No One's Gonna Love You" came on the ipod and she said that Erik had mentioned how cool it would be to have a wedding film set to it. I've been wanted to edit to that song for years now, and so it was an easy choice for the trailer.

Venue: The Boiler Room, Kansas City, MO

Krista said, "This is so wonderful. I have already watched it 7 or 8 times! Thank you so much. You have an incredible gift that artfully and beautifully represents the people you are filming. Thank you, thank you, thank you! We loved having you there, and there's no way to express how much this video means to us and our family. We will always be able to watch it and remember our day, thanks to you."

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e* said...

I love love love this.

Krista said...

Awe! What a lovely wedding! Great song too! :)

Nicole said...

Nice one VMP!