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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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 Truth On Hiring A Wedding Planner

The wedding planning process is full of excitement and anticipation as you envision the perfect day. Yet it is no secret that in the midst of tailoring your wedding, the demands of everyday life continue to pull you in other directions. One of the most misunderstood assets a couple can invest in during their engagement, a time supposed to be spent connecting and transitioning with your fiancé, is that of hiring a wedding planner.  Andrew Edwards Unfortunately, wedding planners ...

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Your Guide to Choosing the Most Stunning Bridal Bouquet

Negative Image Photography   Your bridal bouquet will be is the single most important floral piece of your wedding and will set the tone for all the other floral decorations you will pick. You know you want it to be stunningly beautiful! And you probably know your basic color palette. But where should you look for inspiration that will set your bouquet apart as truly special? Look to the season. Capture the moment of your marriage. There is a unique feel to each season. The way the ...

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First Time Home Buyer – Need to Knows

If you are newly engaged or recently married, often times the next step in your relationship is buying your first home. With such an exciting time in your lives, it is our hope at Michelle Lewis and Associates to ease the stress that often accompanies this big decision. We’ve compiled answers to some frequently asked questions we get from first time home buyers that may be helpful to you as you embark on your next journey! What are the fees involved in buying a home?  There are ...

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Booking Your Honeymoon With Someone Who Knows Travel!

Hi, I’m Geri Jacoby-Smith. You are looking for the best value for your honeymoon! So book here locally with us. Adelman Advisors have traveled the world, visiting the destinations you are looking for. Researching the perfect resort, island, country or tour you are interested in is our specialty. As we travel the world, and look for those special places and experiences that are going to make your memories amazing! I personally love the romance of travel. Fall in love with a special ...

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