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Chandler Hill Vineyards Wedding

by Kay~Kacey on 6/24/2010

I’m finally doing an actual wedding post! This winery is so gorgeous. Such a wonderful place for a wedding. Forgive the image heavy post.

matt-wedding-7409Matt getting ready for the wedding. Everyone kept asking him if he was nervous. He kept asking “why does everyone keep asking me that?” He doesn’t look nervous, does he?

matt-wedding-7426The groomsmen getting ready for the wedding…no, wait, they are playing with their iPhones… 🙄


Right after Matt saw Stephanie for the first time, at the hotel before the wedding. (they did photos before the wedding and after it.) Here is where a big storm came rushing in… Matt said he kept thinking, do NOT rain on her. Do NOT. See how windy it is? The wind started blowing over those tables and chairs.


The one in which I started crying. Yes, I know. The VERY beginning of the wedding with Matt walking out with the minister. Couldn’t help it. He looks so happy. It still makes me cry to look at it.


When he first saw Stephanie walking down the aisle.


The one where there was a slight mixup of the rings…and Stephanie said, “Mine is the one with the diamonds!” :rofl: Everyone cracked up. I love that girl!


You may kiss the bride.


The happy couple. I was busy being the mother-of-the-groom so I didn’t get all the photos I would have liked to capture. I was busy staying out of the way of their official photographer too. That was weird not being the one telling people where to stand, where to look, etc. I will have some more photos up later of funny things from the wedding, but I’ll leave you with this, my favorite photo…


(more and bigger photos over at my Kay Pickens St. Louis Photographer Blog.) Check them out!

Sneak Peak from Wedding

by Kay~Kacey on 6/21/2010

I’m writing this at 2:45 am on Monday morning… A bit over exhausted and I just couldn’t sleep. I haven’t even finished downloading all the photos from the cards to the computer…but I thought I’d show you just a quick few. The wedding was awesome. So glad to have another female in the family! A quick storm blew through right before the wedding and dropped the temperature from 96 to 74!! Such a relief! Perfect weather.  Few tiny raindrops during the ceremony…isn’t that supposed to be lucky??

We had a great time. They had dueling pianos which were fantastic! Hit of the reception. After the reception, everyone went back to the nearby hotel where most of us were staying…and stayed up partying in the courtyard. I think SuperGuy and I finally called it quits about 3am, but a lot of the kids saw the sunrise.

First, the happy couple! Isn’t her dress gorgeous?


Oh, and of course, you knew there would be one…a pointing picture!


I will get more photos up this week and post some larger ones over on my photo blog.

But, for now, I think I’ll try that sleep thing again.

A Bit of Biz

by Kay~Kacey on 4/15/2010

As most of you know, I’ve been starting up my own photography business. I had gotten some business cards that I just did NOT like. So, I decided to order some new ones, and I LOVE them! :love:


They turned out so nice! They are from Moo Cards. The cool thing is … you can have a different photo on the back of each card! Kind of like carrying around my own little portfolio. If any of you  bloggers are thinking of doing up cards for your blog…these are a great way to show off your photos!


They come in this cute little box.


They are on a thick paper. The colors are spot on. (whited out my phone number on that photo. No use tempting any internet whackos) Okay, this is silly, but I could just sit and stare at them for hours. I love them that much! Just wanted to share my find with with you if you’re in the market for biz cards.