Lauren & Alex | A Krug Park St. Joseph, Mo Wedding

After working with some of Lauren's extended family in the past, I knew that her wedding was going to be full of strong family ties, great friendships, and an endearing relationship between her and her fiancé. My feelings proved to be correct and then some! Seeing the way Alex cared for Lauren through the day, the way Lauren's bridesmaids were there for her every need, and the sweet way all the parents, extended family, and friends were brimming with love for these two was an absolutely heart-warming experience!

Lauren took care to make sure every detail was accounted for from the tips of her toes to the top of her head! 

She looked absolutely stunning in her beaded lace gown!

Alex was absolutely brimming with excitement to see Lauren as a bride! Being the considerate person he was, he spent the morning making sure everyone (including me!) was taken care of. It was quite clear though that more than anything he wanted to be in the arms of his soon-to-be wife! 

Lauren had a special gift for her father, and it was one of my favorite moments of the day. These two certainly hold a special father-daughter bond!

The ceremony was full of laughter, smiles, and love. :)

They fled their ceremony in classic style, with a streamer-clad Camaro and bubbles!

Krug Park made for the perfect place to take the portraits for the day! Surrounded by castles of sorts with native stone and tunnels, it was quite the adventurous location. ;)

It was at though these two waited their entire lives for this moment. They posed, loved, and laughed with such ease!

As we continued through the park, Alex kept sharing tales of their lives they shared there. It's not every wedding I get to photograph the couple in a meaningful location, so this was really a treat!

The meadow ended up being my favorite location the whole day. It went on and on and allowed me to let them walk away and just be in love, realizing they were married(!), while I sneakily shot from a distance. ;)

Their reception was full of laughable moments (each member of the wedding party entered while telling a joke!) and sweet love from everyone! This was clearly a warmly welcomed wedding, and I was so happy to be a part of it!

Thank you both for inviting me there! I couldn't have been happier to share the day with you! Best wishes and lots of love, you beautiful newlyweds, you!

Emma Wheatley

TOPEKA, KS, 66606