Norman Wedding | Sneak Peek!

Hello everyone!

Both Katie and Liana here tonight, and we’re so excited to be sharing this sneak peek of Catherine & Conner Norman’s wedding a couple of weeks ago! This gorgeous wedding took place at Mount Pleasant Estates in Augusta, MO and everything was perfect. After all the rain we had been getting we were a little worried, however the entire day the sun was shining and the weather was great. Catherine looked absolutely gorgeous in her dress, and the colors they had picked out were PERFECT.

So tonight, enjoy these images and stay tuned for more sneak peeks and the final images coming over the next few weeks!

<3

Katie & Liana

Like Father, Like Son | Branson Boys

Good evening, friends!

Katie here, and tonight I’m sharing some images from the Branson men’s photo session. Adam and I work at for the same automotive group and he wanted to do a session with his son. We took these back in October as a Christmas present for Adam’s mom, so we didn’t want to share any of them before and ruin the surprise.

We met at Lake Jacomo and had a lot of fun! Clark is one of the funniest little boys and was so much fun to work with! There were lots of smiles, giggles and of course funny faces. I hope you enjoy a sneak peek into this session this evening!

<3 K

Look who's ONE!

Good evening, everyone!

Katie here, and tonight’s blog post is a little short (but definitely sweet). I’m sharing some images from my daughter, Ember’s, first birthday party! We had two separate parties, one in STL and one here in KC, and of course she was spoiled at both. They first party she was a little slow at eating the cake and she didn’t want to keep her headband on (second party was better), but before long she was tearing into it. It’s hard to believe that Ember is already one, and today she got her first tooth!!

I hope you enjoy these photos of our little one!

Future Mr. & Mrs. | Smart Engagement

Good evening, friends!

Katie here, and I’m so excited to be sharing some more images from Kyle and Chrystal’s engagement session from October! It was a cool afternoon at Capen Park in Columbia, Missouri but these two did great! We had to climb a little bit to get the views at the beginning, but we (thankfully) survived and the views were sooo worth it! AND they brought their pups, even better right?!

Kyle is my friend Paige’s brother in law, I photographed her maternity session a few years ago and actually photographed her wedding some years ago, so I’m very excited to be capturing Kyle and Chrystal’s special day next year!

I hope you enjoy tonight’s blog blog, stay tuned for their wedding day next year… I have a feeling it’s going to be fantastic!

<3 Katie

Smart Engagement | Sneak Peek!

Good evening, everyone!

Katie here, and I’m excited for tonight’s sneak peek! Meet Kyle and Chrystal- and their adorable pups! Kyle proposed about a year ago on trip to visit his brother, Eric and his wife Paige in Washington. Paige is one of my best friends from High School and I actually photographed their wedding years ago, so needless to say I’m super excited to be capturing Kyle and Chrystal’s special day!

Be sure to be on the lookout for the full blog post soon, and enjoy this sneak peek in the meantime!

<3 Katie

Why Two? | A little info

Good evening, everyone!

Katie here, and tonight we’re doing a something a little different. Liana and I thought a quick blog about the benefits of having two photographers for your wedding day would be a good idea.

Many regret not spending money on the photography section of their wedding, and a lot of people think cutting out a photographer can save money. I can’t tell you how many times I hear “I wish I would’ve spent the money and gotten a better photographer”. At the end of the day, when the cake is cut and the guests are gone, the only thing you’ll really have left are your photographs.

A lot of people question as to why they should have two photographers photographing the same thing, but we can tell you that there are several reasons why- here’s just a few!

  1. Walk down the aisle

    The moment you see your future Mr./Mrs. at the end of the aisle is always a favorite. Getting your reaction seeing your partner, your partner seeing you, AND your parents reactions is a must! Getting all of the reactions when there’s only one photographer isn’t likely. With two photographers, one of us is at each end of the aisle, ready to capture those perfect reactions.

  2. Moments across the room/Different perspectives

    There is so much that happens on your special day, and you’ll be so busy you won’t realize what’s going on on the other side of the room! It’s these little moments that can make the best memories- your grandma dancing, the little kids chasing each other across the dance floor, or even just catching that smile on the groom when he spots his bride across the floor. Two photographers means double the coverage, which means no moment is missed!

  3. Getting ready

    Having two photographers means one photographer is with the bride and bridesmaids, while the other is with the groom and groomsmen. Some of the funniest pictures come from these moments while everyone is laid back having a good time (and possibly a mimosa?).

  4. Backup if something’s missed

    While we all hope that nothing stops us from getting that perfect shot, sometimes things happen- such as a guest stepping in front of the photographer so we can’t capture that special moment. Two photographers means double the coverage to make sure no moment- big or small is missed.

These are just a few things that show why two photographers is so important! Luckily for you, the prices you receive when booking with K&L Photography always include 2 photographers! We hope this post gives you a peek into our jobs and know that we always work hard to capture your day!

<3 K

Williams Family | Family Photos

Good evening, everyone!

Katie here and I’m sorry about the late post- this week has been super crazy and both me and my daughter are battling some sickness around here! This week’s blog post is a little short and is of my family photos we took on vacation this year, as you can see there are a lot of us!

This year, we vacationed to Dauphin Island, Alabama. It’s a very small island, with not a whole lot to do- which is exactly the vacation we needed! As usual, we all stayed in one house... which is always an experience! If you’re looking for a low-key place to vacation too, I definitely recommend the island!

  I hope you all enjoy tonight’s images, and stay tuned for the coming weeks!

<3 K

 

Back 2 School | Mini Sessions

Good evening, everyone!

Katie here, and tonight I'm sharing some information on some Back to School mini sessions! For the images below, we went to Burr Oaks Conservation area- we love these trees! Sessions are for both the KC and STL areas also. Below is a sneak peek of Ayden's mini session, we had a fun time capturing these photos- including a lot of "Are we done yet?"... boys and their photos! haha! That last one I had him do a "serious face", and it's so adorable! 

At the end of the blog is pricing information, we hope to see you at these sessions! :)

-K

 

Sean & Cassie | Maternity

Good evening, everyone! 

Katie here, and tonight I'm sharing more images from Sean & Cassie's Maternity session you saw a couple weeks ago. Sean is actually my husband, Beau's, cousin and we were SO excited when we found out him and his wife, Cassie, were expecting! Now our little ones will grow up together and we'll be able to share a lot experiences together- especially since they're only 8 1/2 months apart!

For this session, we went to one of my favorite locations- Burr Oaks Woods Nature Center. It was late June, so the heat was in full swing. Even though it was hot, Cassie was a trooper and she definitely had that pregnancy glow!

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, this sweet little baby made his arrival in early July- and he is so loved! You can't help but love those sweet, chunky cheeks of his... he's already a heartbreaker!

I hope you enjoy seeing the rest of this adorable session!

<3 Katie

Alyssa & Eric | Married!

Hello all! Katie and Liana here, and we are THRILLED to finally be sharing all (okay, not all, but a lot!) of the images from Alyssa and Eric's wonderful wedding on June 2nd! Alyssa and Eric are a super fun loving, down to earth couple, with one of the best love stories we've heard! Alyssa and Eric actually met while they were attending school in Rhode Island, moved to New Orleans together, became engaged, and then moved to the St. Louis area! They've been across the country which each other, and we love that they chose Mount Pleasant Estates for their wedding. From the makeup, the dresses and tuxes, to the flowers, everything was perfect. Their ceremony was short and sweet, with a lot of laughter and agreements from their guests. Alyssa looked absolutely stunning in her strapless gown, and Eric looked as handsome as ever in his tux. Their bridal party was small, but they were surrounded by their friends and family as they said "We do!" Check out all the details below! <3