McKinney Wedding at Cedar Creek Resort - Columbia, MO Wedding Photographer


I was given the opportunity to photograph Kim and Steve McKinney’s wedding at the 1st annual Missouri Wedding Festival at Cedar Creek Resort in Millersburg, MO! This is the second wedding that I’ve been able to photograph alongside Lydia Schuster with Studio Seven. Lydia is responsible for getting me the job which I am extremely grateful for because not only is she great to work with, but Kim and Steve were amazing as well! This was the first time I had been to the beautiful Cedar Creek Resort. The lake, cabins, lodge and conference center made for a great location to get married. I had not had the chance to meet Kim and Steve before the day of the wedding, but none the less, they were both easy going and genuinely nice people! Anytime I photograph somebody that I have not previously met, they seem to be a little tense at first, but with their family there, it did not seem to take too long for them to relax, and that’s when the fun started! I started photographing some of the prep shots while everybody was getting dressed for the wedding. Once the guys were ready, we went off to get their photos knocked out. Steve and his brother were pretty open to my suggestions and we pulled off some awesome GQ style shots as well as some fun stuff! Lydia brought the girls up once I had finished photographing the guys. Kim and Steve opted for a First Look before the wedding. I am personally a huge fan of these as you get the emotions of the bride and groom seeing each other for the first time without the distraction of all the guests. After the family formals were wrapped up, we captured some images of just Kim and Steve before they headed off to tie the knot! I would just like to thank everybody who gave me the opportunity to photography this amazing couple. Lydia, Cedar Creek Resort, Kim and Steve – thank you all so much for being so great and making for an exciting day! Peace!

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