Michael & Katie // Kansas City, Missouri

I've come to believe that there aren't many honors truer than photographing those near & dear to you, and likewise not many challenges quite as big. Katie is my dear sister-in-law, and Michael  - we call him Big Lou - has likewise become just as dear a friend. There's not a bit of pretense in these folks. They're kind and warm and genuine and real; so, as could have been expected, their wedding day was just about the same.

It was something else.

(And, given the situation, I was privileged not only to be a bystander on wedding day, but on the two days prior, which produced some of the scene-setting pictures below.)

Ceremony: St. Agnes Parish
Reception: The Sawyer Room
Rehearsal: Boulevard Brewery

Film: Baysinger Films

A special thank-you to Addison Sauvan for lending a hand, as well.

A handful of Lou & Katie's engagement portraits can be viewed right here. Their full set of wedding photographs can be viewed right here.