One thing Melinda and I immediately connected over, is that our families are both from South Africa! Which made me even more excited to photograph their Exploration Place wedding. Melinda planned a perfect little wedding at Exploration Place, considering they rescheduled dates and she planned it quick! It was intimate, sweet and stress-free. Which is how I like my weddings!
The Exploration Place is one of my favorite places to photograph. Not only is their Waterway Hall just beautiful, windows for days overlooking the river, but it is right by the Keeper. So you have a beautiful indoor venue and also right by some iconic, beautiful scenery right in the heart of Wichita.
One of my favorite parts about their wedding was the cake! If you know me, I am not a huge cake lover. But this cake was special. It had some nods towards the South African culture that I just loved. So I had to have a piece! It was “iced” with a candy bar called Flake. Which is a delicious chocolate candy that brings back all kinds of memories for me. I just loved it! Meeting other families from South Africa is becoming more common, but I do love meeting them! Especially when they are in Wichita!
Another thing I loved? Their ring set! Those black diamonds with the black band is just so classy. If you can’t tell, I may have taken too many photos of the rings. But I can’t help myself. Let me know what you think!
Now, let’s talk about something I hear allll the time.
A question that I get asked frequently is “Will you tell us how to pose?”. For some reason, I have gotten this question more and more this year. And let me tell you, if you ever have a photographer that doesn’t tell you exactly what to do with your hands, feet, head, or even hair, they aren’t doing it right. I never assume that you know how to pose. You don’t have to know how to model in front of a camera to get flattering images of yourself. I will tell you exactly what to, from your hands, your feet, your hair, your head, and your arms. I got you.
Part of being a photographer is knowing how to pose people of every body type to look flattering. After all, no matter how good I think the light is, the composition or background. If you don’t like how you look, it’s all for nothing. So I make sure you look good.
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What a lovely photo essay of this special day! Thanks for making these visible in this way! Love the poses and the beautiful wedding party shots.
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