18 Years Later.

18 years ago today I said “I do”. In celebration of the joy, love and strength that has been restored within me, and the love you’ve shown me through this amazing journey of marriage, I dedicate this to you, the Lord new exactly what kind of partner I needed. This 18 year old dress might not fit as well, it might be stained and torn a bit… nonetheless… it’s a celebration of a moment that changed my life forever for the better.
To my husband(Bill Barnes): You are an amazing blessing that I’ve been given, without you so much of my life would have never been restored… The Lord has blessed us. Thank you for being my support and partner in this life. I’ve enjoyed aging with you, growing in love, relationship and wisdom… you always make me feel loved and beautiful.
I love you always…
Sincerely, Your Bride
Photo credits to our amazingly talented daughter Abby Barnes.

L&M Wedding – Kansas Photographer – Sunny Side Pumpkin Patch

A beautiful Kansas summer afternoon with sunflowers, burlap, barns and boots. Morgan and Lody are probably the most laid back couple I’ve ever met. No stress, just go with the flow and what a beautiful day it was. Morgan and Lody had their closest friends and family join them in an outdoor celebration at Sunny Side Pumpkin Patch in Assaria, KS. With hay bails for seats and wooden hearts to sign for the guest book, the details were just perfect for this young hardworking Kansas couple who we can now call Mr. & Mrs. Black.  Congratulations to both of you. I wish you many many years of happiness. Thank you for letting me be a small part of your blessed day. Blessings.

Wedding Photography – C&J Wedding – Kansas Photographers

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A day full of love, laughter, cowboy/girl boots and hats, ATV’s, the giant spur at the rodeo, an epic sunset, a breathtaking ceremony at Proscape and amazing dancing at the reception. Cali and Jeffery are the real deal, I was blown away by their generosity to each other, and compassion and love for one another and for their families.  Calisa, You are Stunning! Jeffery, such a gentleman with that southern charm few hold tight to these days. What a beautiful couple, I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness. Thank you so much for trusting me with your special day! Roll Tide!

Ted & Kilani’s Wedding!

I cannot express how thankful I am that these two let me do this.  Such an emotional day but so so wonderful! These families are fantastic and I’m so glad I got to spend some time getting to know them all.  Here are just a few of a rather large collection from the wedding day. ❤

Anniversary Session! 16 years later…

I have been wanting to do this for quite some time!

Yes, I put my 16 year old stained wedding dress on and took my own pictures with my earned wrinkles and no shoes.  No, the back is not zipped up all the way because I most likely will never get out of it. Yes I had loads of fun and thank you honey for the beautiful flowers today for our anniversary! 🙂 (Inspired by a blog post from a wife/mom who wears her dress every anniversary, whether it fits or not and thinks about that great day of unity.) Hope you enjoy.