I had initially intended to blog this wedding over a week ago but a trip to Seattle and an unexpected inability to walk has set me back a few days. Now, on to the good stuff..
First and foremost, a big “thank you” to Sarah Dickerson for inviting me to be her second shooter for the day! She was alot of fun to work with! If you’d like to see the main post for this wedding, click here. Brandon and Maiya, after nearly 15 years of being together, have made it official. Saturday marked their beautiful wedding which (for me) started in Fairway, KS to get some shots of the guys getting ready. Of all of the weddings I’ve photographed or been a part of, guys never like having their pictures taken. They were good sports about it and we actually had quite a few good laughs along the way. After a wonderful ceremony at the Prince of Peace Church, it was off to Harling’s Bar in Westport. (I feel guilty placing both of those places in the same sentence…yikes.) The urban decay, collectique junk scattered about and the scent of many spilled drinks all add to the atmosphere of Harling’s. If you know the place, you know exactly how much of a dive it really is, but nonetheless very very cool to photograph and we did get some unique shots. The elegance of Maiya’s wedding dress contrasted so well in there, it was unbelievable. After a few drinks, it was off to the Crossroads for a few more photos. After all of the liquid courage at Harling’s one of the groomsmen took a headfirst dive straight into the pavement…yes I was there to capture it all, so be sure to check it out below. Once 6pm rolled around we had to get the wedding party to the Town Pavilion to finish up the evening with a little dinner and dancing. Before I wrap this up, I thought I’d share one fun fact from the evening from a couple who had been married for 57 years. They were asked their secret to a successful marriage and genuinely responded with; “When you start to argue….just take off your clothes and get in bed.” Again, thank you Sarah and congratulations to Brandon & Maiya.