58 posts by Metropolitan Bride

Unique Expressions Photography – Metropolitan Weddings Featured Photographer

Childhood was where it all started for Sue. She began taking photographs as a young girl and soon realized it would be a fun and rewarding job as she got older. After high school, she embarked on earning her major in Fine Arts at Missouri State University, with an emphasis in photography. She learned to shoot on film cameras and processed the film and prints by hand. It gave her a deeper understanding of the art and technique of photography. Sue now has over ten years of experience in ...

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Jessica Yahn – Metropolitan Weddings Featured Photographer

Growing up Jessica was fascinated with her grandmother’s film camera and lenses. She never thought photography would become her career. Acting, music and dancing was more her style; but in college her love for photography began to blossom. Jessica first realized photography was more than a passing interest after frequenting local concerts. The stage lights and their movements mesmerized her and made her want to experiment with lighting and how different it can make subjects appear. ...

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Kellie Michelle – Metropolitan Weddings Featured Photographer

High school is where Kellie knew photography was the correct path for her. She immediately dove into the world of weddings. The high emotion of a wedding day captured her and set her soul on fire to capture once in a lifetime moments. After high school, she pursued higher education and earned a degree in photography and graphic design. She also learned from mentors and world renowned photographers. The session that stands out most in Kellie’s mind was a wedding for a couple who was ...

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Rescheduling Your Wedding: The Checklist

Our hearts are heavy during this time as many couples in Southwest Missouri have made the tough decision to reschedule their wedding due to COVID-19. Please know, we are thinking of you and are here to support you as you navigate through this new territory. We are outlining a checklist of items for couples to work through in the following days.  Reach out to your wedding planner.Your wedding planner is well connected within the wedding industry and communicates with local professionals ...

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Adam + Dawn – Metropolitan Weddings Featured Photographer

At a young age, Dawn knew she wanted to be a photographer. Her mother would buy photography magazines for her and, as a child, Dawn set up a studio in her basement using a Star Wars blanket as a backdrop. When she started photographing her own children, people saw her talent and began asking her to photograph their families. Adam began his photography career a bit later in life. As he grew up he knew he was artistic, but could never pinpoint what outlet to unleash his talent on. One day ...

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You Don’t Take a Photograph, You Make It

In high school Shelby took some photography classes, and one day one of her teachers asked her to take some family photos. Shelby didn’t own a camera, but the teacher said he would pay her for the photos, so she jumped at the opportunity. At the beginning of her career, Shelby learned much of her talent by trial and error (“Mostly error,” she says). As she became more and more adept at photography, she started attending workshops and conferences to get even better. Photography ...

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You Don’t Take a Photograph, You Make It

Photography is a talent many may never possess, but for some it is a passion that will never die! Photographing weddings takes a special kind of photographer. When you are photographing a wedding there are no do-overs, weather conditions are unavoidable and sometimes navigating family dynamics is its own delicate art. To be a wedding photographer you need more than talent, you need: grit, true vision for detail, organization, leadership and imagination.  We would like to introduce ...

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Pampering the Party

You’ve hand selected a group of your most treasured friends and family members to stand with you on your big day as members of your wedding party, making it only essential to ensure their experience as your bridesmaid or groomsmen is just as sentimental and heartfelt. During this celebratory time in life, reminding yourself of the time, effort, and budget these closest to you are investing in your happiness and friendship is the key to creating what will undoubtedly be some of your best ...

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Wedding Wardrobe

Organizing and keeping up with the events of the wedding weekend can be stressful, but Victoria Hawkins, owner of John’s Suit Shop, says knowing what to wear for each event doesn’t have to be. Keeping each event’s purpose in mind, your outfit can express personality without sacrificing formal etiquette. Engagement Party­ One event that might not be part of the actual wedding weekend, but usually comes first in the order of events leading up to the wedding, is the engagement ...

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The Journey to I Do

It goes without saying that planning during your wedding season is much more than just finding the perfect dress, venue, or other large details. When thinking about the timeline of events on your big day, bachelor, or bachelorette party, it is important to ask yourself how you and your entourage are going to get from place to place. Practical details, such as transportation, are just as crucial in creating the perfect overall experience to reminisce about.  To ensure timeliness, ...

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