Jennifer Tru Photography: Blog https://jennifertru.com/blog en-us (C) 2022 Jennifer Tru Photography (Jennifer Tru Photography) Fri, 16 Sep 2022 22:05:00 GMT Fri, 16 Sep 2022 22:05:00 GMT https://jennifertru.com/img/s/v-12/u188307370-o64051771-50.jpg Jennifer Tru Photography: Blog https://jennifertru.com/blog 80 120 My Work Goes to International Exhibition https://jennifertru.com/blog/2022/9/my-work-goes-to-international-exhibition I'm so excited to share this big news with you!  My image was accepted into the Merit Collection in the International Print Competition through the Professional Photographers of America!

HERE'S THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

Jennifer McCall of Jennifer Tru Photography is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography.

Warrensburg, MO.  September 16, 2022 — A photograph created by Jennifer McCall of Jennifer Tru Photography in Warrensburg has recently been accepted into the Merit Collection of Professional Photographers of America's 2022 International Photographic Competition. McCall’s work will be on display at the upcoming Imaging USA, held January 22-24, 2023, in Nashville, Tennessee. Imaging USA is one of the largest annual conventions and expos for professional photographers.

A panel of 36 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from over 5,000 total submitted entries at PPA headquarters in Atlanta. Judged against a standard of excellence, 1,926 images were selected for the Merit Collection and 1,225 (roughly 24 percent) were selected for the esteemed Imaging Excellence Collection—the best of the best. The Imaging Excellence Collection images will all be published in the much-anticipated " Excellence Collection" book by Marathon Press.

Titled Still Your Sister, McCall’s photograph will be in the International Photographic Exhibition alongside other top photographic works from the competition and traveling and special invitational displays. These images constitute one of the world's largest annual exhibits of professional photography gathered simultaneously in one place.

About PPA:

Founded in 1868, Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest and longest-standing nonprofit photography trade association. It currently helps 30,000 professionals elevate their craft and grow their business with resources, protection, and education, all under PPA’s core guiding principle of bridging the gap between photographers and consumers.


Here's the image!

 

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CHAD + KHELCEY  |  WEDDING https://jennifertru.com/blog/2022/7/chad-khelcey-wedding CHAD + KHELCEY  |  WEDDING IN WINDSOR, MO
JULY16, 2022

 

WEDDING AT EVELYN VALLEY RANCH

  I first met Khecley & Chad at their engagement session a few weeks ago.  I loved hearing all about how they came to be and what's to come for them.  I learned that they originally planned for their Wedding to be in October.  But as it turns out, they are expecting a sweet little bundle of joy to be due on their original wedding date.  So, they moved their Wedding date to July!  And what a perfect day it turned out to be!  They had their Wedding at the beautiful Evelyn Valley Ranch in Windsor, MO.  It was cloudy and incredibly warm.  The day started with the sweetest vow readings just before their first look!  If you have ever contemplated the idea of a first look, I highly recommend it!  Khelcey & Chad are the sweetest couple. You can just feel it when you’re with them! You can see it when you watch them interact. You can hear it in the stories that their family members and best friends shared about them. They are truly soulmates and best friends. They have an undeniable love for one another.  There was so much laughter and joy throughout the whole day!  I absolutely loved spending every moment with them!  What an honor to be the one to capture their day!!!  I loved getting to meet Khelcey and Chad’s families & friends, celebrate alongside of them and document their love!!!  Enjoy my favorites!




Congratulations Chad & Khelcey!

All my best,
                 Jennifer McCall

 

 

 

VENUE  |  Evelyn Valley Ranch
DRESS  |  David's Bridal
CAKE  |  The Creative Duo
DJ & OFFICIANT  |  DJ Old School Entertainment

 

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CHAD & KHELCEY | ENGAGED https://jennifertru.com/blog/2022/7/chad-khelcey-engaged CHAD  & KHELCEY  |  ENGAGED
JULY 3, 2022

 


I met Khelcey at a local Bridal Event earlier this year!  We clicked instantly!  I then met Chad, today, at our final meeting just less than two weeks before their big day!   We spent a few hours together!  The first hour we spent at a local coffee shop going over all of the final details of their day.  And let me tell you, it's going to be amazing!  We then headed over to a friend's property nearby and did a quick mini session for their engagement photos.  I love these sessions!  It's like a preview of how we'll work together on their big day to capture their very best!


Congratulations Chad & Khelcey!  I'm looking forward to your big day!

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GAÈTAN + AUBREY | WEDDING https://jennifertru.com/blog/2022/6/ga-tan-aubrey-wedding  

 

GAÈTAN + AUBREY
JUNE 24, 2022

WEDDING AT THE BAUER - KANSAS CITY, MO

This sweet day was one for the books!  It was the first time I had photographed anything in downtown KC and it was the first time I was able to meet Gaétan & Aubrey in person!  This is so rare for me!  Normally, I've already met my couples beforehand, but because we live miles apart, I never got the chance to.  Aubrey & Gaétan first reached out to me while I was at a conference in Vegas.  We talked over a zoom meeting right there in my hotel room.  Over the coming months, we had various zoom meetings talking about their day, getting to know each other more and planning everything down to each picture-perfect moment.  Since they live in the Pacific Northwest, but having their Wedding in Kansas City, zoom meetings was all we could do.  I had yet to meet them in person.  Walking into this day, I didn't know much about their personalities.   I knew that Aubrey was a planner and was so excited to be getting married!  I knew that Gaétan was sweet, and that Aubrey thought the world of him. What I found when I arrived at the Bauer, was so much more!  All the love & support from their closest friends & family was truly a site to see.  I learned so much more about Gaétan & Aubrey that day!  Aubrey has the biggest heart I have ever seen, loves the sites in Kansas City and has the most infectious laugh.  I learned that Gaétan loves cheese; so, Aubrey had the groom's cake made of Gaétan's favorite cheese!   It was a stunning day at The Bride & The Bauer and I can't wait for you to see their day through my eyes!  These two now have a piece of my heart!  Enjoy!  




I went into this wedding day knowing that pictures were a HIGH priority, and I didn’t take that responsibility lightly!!  I ended up with some incredible portraits that are going to be saved in my “favorites” folder for SURE!!!  I love ending a wedding day knowing that I have hundreds upon hundreds of images that I’m proud of
  Congratulations Gaetan & Aubrey!  Thank you so much for sharing your day with me!
                                                                                                                                       Best Wishes,
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Ceremony & Reception  |  The Bride & The Bauer

Dress  |  Savvy Bridal KC

Bridesmaids Dresses  |  Azazie

Cake  |  Emily Bakes KC

Caterer  |  Smokin' Gringos BBQ

DJ  |  Party of a Lifetime DJ

Florist  |  Englewood Florist

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DAVIN & SHAILEY | ENGAGED https://jennifertru.com/blog/2022/6/davin-shailey-engaged  

DAVIN  & SHAILEY  |  ENGAGEMENT IN SEDALIA
JUNE 5, 2022

 

 

I first met Davin & Shailey at our local downtown event in early February.  We instantly connected and knew we wanted to work together!  After a few months of emailing back and forth, we finally picked a day to do their Engagement Portraits.  And what better place to do their portraits than their selected venue for their big day!  It was warm & beautiful.  It was forecasted to rain in the evening, so we ended up moving up the time to earlier that same day!  It worked out perfectly even though we still had a rain shower!   We took a quick break to talk about all of our favorite things and shows we like to watch.  I learned that they both love Star Wars!  Hence the sweet shot of them with their light sabers.  I loved hearing about how they came to be and their Disney Land adventure.  I had the best time getting to know Davin & Shailey and I can't wait to spend their special day with them capturing every moment!  Here's some of my favorites from our time together!  Enjoy!
 

I Can NOT wait for their Wedding Day this Fall!  Thank you, Davin & Shailey for having me!

Best Wishes, 
                 Jennifer McCall

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JAMES + SARAH | WEDDING https://jennifertru.com/blog/2022/4/james-sarah-wedding  

JAMES + SARAH | WEDDING IN HUGHESVILLE, MO

APRIL 2, 2022
 

 

This was my first Wedding of the season, and it was absolutely perfect!  When I first arrived at the venue, I was greeted by the two wonderful owners who gave me a quick tour!  I like to arrive early to all of my weddings so that I have time to set up my lights where I want them and go about the rest of the day!  I gotta say, GORGEOUS!!!!  I love the layout of this place!  I love that it has an indoor option on its own floor!  The upstairs ceremony area is gorgeous wood all around and reminds me of a sweet little chapel!  The day was sunny, beautiful and a bit windy!  Which was perfect since James & Sarah wanted all of their photos done indoors.

I first met James & Sarah back in 2021.  I had photographed her sister's Wedding in the Fall.  We all just clicked, and she knew instantly she wanted to hire me!  James & Sarah had so many moments throughout the day that reminded me, "this is why I love my job!"  Between their first look all the way to their last dance, their love just radiated throughout every part of their day!  It was so beautiful to watch and capture!  James and Sarah's newlywed game at the reception was absolutely hysterical and amazing in every way!  So much love & laughter.  I may or may not have laughed too much and teared up many times throughout the whole day.   Here are some of my favorites from their day!  Enjoy!

 

I love how close these two sisters are!  The sweetest moments between these two!

 

The cake!  Oh, my goodness! The Cake was absolutely beautiful & purple!  I wish I could credit the amazing baker, but it was just a family friend who only does it for those close to her.



 

Thank you, James & Sarah for sharing your day with me!  I could not be more blessed to have met you and your families!

Congratulations,
                      Jennifer McCall


VENUE:  Red Cedars Event Barn LLC
DRESS: Kay's Bridal & Tuxedo
DJ: Music for the Masses
CATERING: Taylor Made Catering

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THE BEST OF 2021 | WEDDING CANDIDS https://jennifertru.com/blog/2021/12/the-best-of-2021-weddings THE BEST OF 2021  |  WEDDING CANDIDS

It has been an amazing year doing what I love!  Can't believe it's over!  It's always such an honor to be asked to capture someone's Wedding Day!  There's so much joy, laughter and tears!  So many beautiful moments!  I struggled so much to narrow these down.   In no particular order, here is some of my absolute favorite candid moments from the year!  Enjoy!

A big Thank you to all my couples for sharing their special day with me!  It was truly an honor and I absolutely loved capturing every moment!
2021 was amazing!  Have a happy & safe new year!

                                                                                       ~Jennifer McCall

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ANDREW + SARAH | WEDDING https://jennifertru.com/blog/2021/12/andrew-sarah-wedding  

 

ANDREW + SARAH | WEDDING IN WARRENSBURG, MO
DECEMBER 18, 2021

 



This day was definitely one for the books!  It was my first time photographing a Christmas Wedding.  It was simple, beautiful and full of joyous moments!  The day started in the early morning at their local church.  The weather was just above freezing and sunny.  There was so many tears of happiness throughout the day.

This doesn’t happen at every wedding that I photograph, but I love it when the toasts end and I feel like I have a deeper understanding of who are bride and groom are.  Andrew & Sarah are the epitome of thoughtful, loving, and sincerely caring friends. They have a deep respect for life, for love and for the people who are closest to them.  They also have an undeniable love for one another.  Their energy, their joy and their dancing skills; it made for the most amazing wedding day!
Enjoy their amazing day through my eyes!
 

 


Congratulations Andrew & Sarah!!!!!!  I couldn’t be more excited for you two!!!
                                                                                                ~ Jennifer McCall

 

 


Ceremony: First Baptist Church
Reception:  American Legion
Dress Store: Cleo Bridal
Cake: 118 Cakery
Bridesmaids DressesAzazzie

 

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SAM + MICHELLE | WEDDING https://jennifertru.com/blog/2021/12/sam-michelle-wedding  

 

SAM + MICHELLE | WEDDING IN WARRENSBURG, MO
DECEMBER 11, 2021

 

 

Michelle reached out to me just a little over a month ago inquiring about their big day.  I was happy that I was available!  I met Michelle & Sam, for the first time, at their wedding venue here in Warrensburg just two weeks before their day!  We all clicked instantly and got right to business!  I loved hearing all about how they came to be!  They met while working together at a local farm equipment place.  They became fast friends, and the rest was history!    Michelle is so sweet, outgoing & funny!  Sam is kind & more reserved.  Together, they're the perfect match for one another!  I loved seeing how they lit up each other's worlds!  Their Wedding Day was a cool 49 degrees, with lots of sun and wind.  We had to fight it off in a few photos, but Sam & Michelle did amazing!  Here are my favorites from their day!  Enjoy!


 I’m so thankful for couples who are friends and who allow me into their lives.  We may only share one full day together but always leave feeling like I have made friends and have shared in a small but meaningful part of my client’s special day!!  It truly is a dream job!

Congratulations Sam & Michelle!
                                                    Jennifer McCall










Ceremony & Reception:   The Elks Lodge
DJ: Music for the Masses DJ
Floral Boquet & Floral for Cake: Awesome Blossoms
Cake118 Cakery
Catering: Sabai Thai Cuisine & Alewel's Country Meats
Dress Store: Ivory & Lace Bridal Boutique
Groom's Attire: Suitsupply
  

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ERIC + MARIA | WEDDING https://jennifertru.com/blog/2021/11/eric-maria-wedding  


ERIC + MARIA | AN INTIMATE WEDDING IN BLUE SPRINGS, MO
NOVEMBER 6, 2021

 


I first met Eric & Maria at a Bridal Event back in April.  I had no idea they would be reaching out to me just a couple of months later to hire me for their Wedding.  I was beyond thrilled to work them. Originally, set to be in July, their wedding plans hit a few snags and he be to rescheduled.  This sweet couple was so fun and kind!  I loved meeting their sweet family and amazing friends.  They held the sweetest little intimate Wedding at their home in Blue Springs and it could not have been more perfect!  In order to protect my couple's privacy of their home, I'm only showing just a few favorites from their day.  Here they are!  Enjoy!


Thank you, Eric & Maria for inviting me into your home and capturing your special day!

Best Wishes,
                   Jennifer McCall



Cake: Whole Foods

 

 



 

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ERIC + KAYLA | WEDDING https://jennifertru.com/blog/2021/10/eric-kayla-wedding

FENG (ERIC) + KAYLA | WEDDING AT MILESTONES BARN
OCTOBER 9, 2021


Kayla and Eric are the sweetest couple. You can just feel it when you’re with them! You can see it when you watch them interact. You can hear it in the stories that their family members and best friends shared about them. They are truly soulmates and best friends. They have an undeniable love for one another and that is why even an extremely chaotic wedding day could be incredibly vibrant, warm and joyful!!  So many tears and so much laughter shared!  What an honor to be the one to capture their day!  I enjoyed meeting their family & friends, celebrating along side them and documenting their love!  Enjoy my faves from their day!


Congratulations Eric & Kayla!
Best Wishes,
Jennifer

 

 

 

 

Venue: Milestones Barn LLC
DJ: Bentley's Beats DJ Entertainment
Caterer: Taylor Made Catering
Dress: Kay's Bridal

 

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ERIC & KAYLA | ENGAGEMENT https://jennifertru.com/blog/2021/10/eric-kayla-engagement


FENG (ERIC) & KAYLA  |  ENGAGEMENT IN WARRENSBURG
OCTOBER 6, 2021

 

 

I first met Kayla via phone just a little over a week ago.  She & Eric were on the hunt for a last minute photographer for their big day.  Of course I obliged and was happy to work with them!  We photographed this sweet mini session just 3 days before their Wedding.  It was warm, rainy and so very worth it!  The rain had just quit as we walked across her grandparents' property here in Warrensburg.  I loved getting to hear all about these two and how they came to be.  They're both came from Los Angeles, CA to have their wedding with Kayla's Family in Warrensburg.  I loved learning that Eric is amazing with technology and Kayla loves Pokemon!   Here's some of my faves from their quick session.



I had so much fun working with these two and I can not wait for their big day this weekend! 

Best wishes Eric & Kayla!  I'm looking forward to your big day!
Jennifer

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PPO PRINT COMPETITION WINNER https://jennifertru.com/blog/2021/10/ppo-print-competition-winner  

PPO PRINT COMPETITION WINNER  |  JOPLIN, MO

OCTOBER 3, 2021



I had the incredible honor of receiving "First Place" in the General Division in the Children category of the print competition through the Professional Photographers of Ozarks this last weekend.  The Professional Photographers of Ozarks is a 4 state organization of professional photographers. The group consists of members from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and are an affiliate of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).  Special thanks to my Husband who continues to support me and encourage me through my photography journey, dealing with my massive amounts of time I put into it and loving me and supporting me every step of the way.  I can't thank you all enough for being here on my journey all these years and supporting my small business. I'm getting ready to hit year #8 of being in business. ❤


 

Here's the winning portrait!

 

 

Image Competition is, BY FAR, the most intense photographic education you can get.  It helps you become better at your craft!  It's also great to get feedback and socialize with like minded souls.  We all have something to offer & learn!
 

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RYAN & CAITLYN | ENGAGEMENT https://jennifertru.com/blog/2021/9/ryan-caitlyn-engagement

RYAN & CAITLYN  |  ENGAGEMENT IN WASHINGTON STATE
SEPTEMBER 19, 2021

As you know, I'm from the Pacific Northwest in WA just along the Columbia River.  Since moving here to Missouri in 2018, I still frequently visit my family and friends in WA two to three times a year.  And when a close family/friend has an important milestone in their life, I'm happy to be there!  I had known Ryan since 2007.  He is my nephew's (or cousin once removed as commonly put) Dad.  So when I heard he had found the love of his life and was going to need a photographer, I was beyond excited!  I had just met Caitlyn earlier this year.  And I absolutely adore her!  She's the perfect addition to Ryan & my nephew's life!  She is an amazing bonus Mom to my nephew.  And I couldn't be happier Ryan found her!

I was originally supposed to fly there September 10th, but a family emergency came up and it was pushed to the 17th.  We agreed to do this rain or shine and I'm so glad we did!  We started off at a local baseball park in Kalama, WA.  Ryan & Caitlyn love baseball and they both coach youth baseball so this park was the perfect place to start!   We may have spent some time hanging out in the dugout in between shots to avoid the downpour when it rained.  After the ball field, we headed to the river for 2nd half of their session.  They both love spending time at the beach, so the river worked out perfectly!  There were lots of laughs, smiles and silly moments!  Ryan & Caitlyn are so cute together.  I love seeing how they make each other smile & laugh.  It may have rained for most of their session, but it was so worth it!  Lots of amazing portraits!

 

I had the best time with these two and I can't wait for their big day next year!  Congratulations Ryan & Caitlyn!

Best Wishes, 
                              Jennifer

 

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JOE + SAMARA | WEDDING https://jennifertru.com/blog/2021/8/joe-samara-wedding  

 

JOE + SAMARA | WEDDING AT SIMPLE BLESSINGS
AUGUST 28, 2021

 

 

I first met Joe & Samara at their engagement session back in July.  We had the best time doing their evening session at the barn.  I then met up with Samara and her friend at a coffee shop to go over the last minute details just two weeks before her big day.  We had so much fun talking about her day and seeing all of her DIY cups she was doing.  I was so excited for her and looked forward to her big day.  I knew her day was going to be gorgeous!  And it truly was!  It was a warm & breezy day.  The breeze was perfect; just enough to make this Mid-West heat bearable.  Her Bridesmaids and her stayed at the Silo house next to the barn, which is where I started my day!  They had their Wedding down at the pond on the property and it was just beautiful!  Their reception was amazing!  Loved their farm theme!  Lots of sweet little cow figurines and gorgeous flowers.  At sunset, we snuck off to get a few more portraits before the night was over.  I had the best time spending the day with these two and their loved ones!  

 

 

Can't thank these two enough for having me!  Congratulations Joe & Samara!

Best Wishes,         
Jennifer

 

VENDORS

VENUE: Simple Blessings Event Barn
CAKE: Crawley's Kitchen
BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: JC Penny
MEN'S SHIRTS: Buckle
FOOD: Hy-Vee

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DAKOTAH + CAITLIN | WEDDING https://jennifertru.com/blog/2021/8/dakotah-caitlin-wedding  

DAKOTAH + CAITLIN | WEDDING AT MILESTONES BARN
AUGUST 21, 2021

 

 




Dakotah & Caitlin are both sweet, funny and overly kind.  We had only just met at their engagement session and again to go over the final details of their day.   Their final details meeting turned into dinner together afterwards.  We talked & talked!  I'm happy and proud to be becoming fast friends with these two!  It was amazing how fast we came together and everything else just clicked into place.  I love these two to pieces already!

To say I had the best time photographing this wedding would be a huge understatement!  It was amazing in every way possible.  I should have brought my own box of tissues.  There was lots of tears, love and laughter. It was an incredibly warm Summer day in August.  It had just stormed in the early AM, so outdoor portraits in the grass weren't really possible until the evening.  Which was perfect, since it was nice and cool inside!  We ended up doing a majority of their portraits inside the venue.  One of my favorite moments of every wedding is the first look.  It's always the most special part of the day.  But this Wedding has another special first look.  The Bride had a first look with Granny, also making her a surprise flower girl.  It was also a sweet surprise to everyone to see Granny dropping flower pedals down the isle.  It  was one of my favorite moments from the whole day!  Her Granny may possibly be my most favorite person ever!  The reception was an absolute blast!  All of their friends & loved ones made me feel like part of the family.  So much so, that I may have rapped TLC's Waterfall lyrics during their reception.  I wasn't expecting my rap to be a crowd pleaser, as I'm usually nothing but professional when I photograph weddings.  But they made me feel so much a part of them that I just came out of my professional shell for a moment to share my love of music.  It was definitely a first for me, but very fun!  Once sunset came, we snuck outside for a few portraits.  Such a beautiful day!  Loved photographing every minute of it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can't this sweet couple enough for including me in their special day!  And to their families & friends for their kindness.  They were all so welcoming and made me feel like I was there as family.

Congratulations Dakotah & Caitlin!

~ Jennifer McCall

 

 

 

Venue: Milestones Barn LLC - Warrensburg, MO

DJ: Music For The Masses DJ - Warrensburg, MO

Cake: Sweet Little Things Bakery - Warrensburg, MO

Caterer: Taylor Made Catering - Warrensburg, MO

Wedding Dress: Ivory & Lace Boutique

Bridesmaid Dress: Wedding Expressions by Geri - Lee's Summit, MO
 

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(Jennifer Tru Photography) Best Wedding Photographer in Warrensburg Dakotah and Caitlin Wedding Jennifer Tru Photography Missouri Wedding Photographer Wedding at Milestones Barn Wedding in Warrensburg wedding photographer in warrensburg Wedding Photographer raps https://jennifertru.com/blog/2021/8/dakotah-caitlin-wedding Wed, 25 Aug 2021 04:39:32 GMT
Dakota & Caitlin | Engagement https://jennifertru.com/blog/2021/7/dakota-caitlin-engagement  

 

DAKOTAH & CAITLIN  |  ENGAGEMENT AT MILESTONES
JULY 25, 2021

Caitlin messaged me about a week ago, looking for a photographer for her special day.  With such short notice, she was worried I wouldn't be available.  Of course, I'm available!!!  I was thrilled to help her!  Her Wedding is just a month away so we had lots to catch up on!  Thankfully, she didn't mind the flood of emails I was going to send her to help her plan her special day in such short time.  We even found some time to squeeze in some engagement pictures and hang out!

Caitlin is bubbly and sweet!  Her smile is so infectious, you can't help but feel joy when being around her.  And Dakotah is just the same!  Caitlin met Dakotah on a dating site in 2017.  Their first date wasn't the best, but Dakotah insisted on a second chance and the rest is history!  These two could not be more perfect for one another.  They love binge watching shows together and making each other smile.  They also both love going to the gym and lifting heavy stuff together!  I loved seeing how these two just lit up each other's world with their smiles and giggles.  We had so much fun walking around their venue's property, talking and getting to know each other.  The weather couldn't have been more perfect for their session!  Loved getting to see the sunset with these two!  Here are some favorites from their session!

Such a gorgeous couple!  I can't wait for their Wedding next month! 

Thank you Caitlin & Dakotah for having me!

Best Wishes,

             Jennifer

 

 

 

 


 

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JOE & SAMARA | ENGAGEMENT https://jennifertru.com/blog/2021/7/joe-samara-engagement  

 

JOE & SAMARA  |  ENGAGEMENT AT SIMPLE BLESSINGS
JULY 4, 2021

 

Samara had emailed me back in May inquiring about her & Joe's upcoming Wedding in August!   I love getting to talk to my potential Brides so we got on the phone and talked all about her, Joe and their special day in August.  Loved hearing how they met and they came to be.  Joe's family are farmers and she had worked at a grain elevator he frequently hauled grain to.  They always had small talk whenever he came through, but nothing sparked until they matched on a dating site.  Once they discovered they were a match, they began talking to one another and just never stopped.  The rest is absolute history!  We met up for their session at their wedding venue in the evening on July 4th.  It was sunny, warm & gorgeous!  The sun setting gave off beautiful colors in the sky!   It was a perfect way to spend the 4th of July.  Joe having his 66 Mustang there made for some amazing portraits too!  Loved getting to spend time getting to know more about these two!  I loved seeing them light up each other's world in their portraits!  Here's some favorites from their session.  Enjoy!

 

Had so much fun spending time with Joe & Samara!  Can't wait for their Wedding next month!


Best Wishes,
               Jennifer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mitchell + Shae | Wedding https://jennifertru.com/blog/2021/6/mitchell-shae-wedding MITCHELL + SHAE | WEDDING IN OLATHE, KS

JUNE 19, 2021
 

MARRIED IN OLATHE, KANSAS

Shae emailed me last Fall about photographing her big day!  We spent months emailing back and forth talking about her special day.  I didn't get the chance to meet Shae & Mitchell until our virtual meeting just two weeks before their big day.  But it felt like I had known them longer!  They were just so kind and bubbly.  They both have these infectious smiles that just bring joy to everyone around them.   They had their ceremony at their local church and spent their evening celebrating at the gorgeous Shadow Glen Golf Club!  Everything was so beautiful and heart warming!  I loved getting to spend their special day with them and meeting all of their loved ones!    



A big Thank You to Shae, Mitchell and their families for having me!
Congratulations & Best Wishes,
                                     Jennifer


Ceremony: Community Bible Church
Reception Venue, Catering & Cake: Shadow Glen Golf Club
Flowers: Pine and Petal Weddings 

Tuxes: Dan's Clothier & Tailor Shop 
DJ Services: Beau Vaughn Weddings

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ANDREW & SARAH | ENGAGED https://jennifertru.com/blog/2021/5/andrew-sarah-engaged

ANDREW & SARAH  |  ENGAGEMENT AT UCM
MAY 9, 2021

 

Sarah emailed me back in March about her & Andrew's upcoming Wedding in December!  We immediately got on the phone together and clicked instantly!  I loved hearing their story of how they met and came to be.  I met Sarah & Andrew for the first time at UCM campus for their Session.  UCM campus has so many meaningful memories for Sarah & Andrew.  It's where they met and where he proposed!  They met in 2018 during a church carpool through their campus ministry and instantly clicked!  When Andrew first saw her, he knew he had to get to know her.  A month later, they began dating.  They spent much of their spare time (between their studies) walking around campus and talking about everything together!  2 years later, Andrew proposed to Sarah in the same place they met!  Learning how much UCM campus meant to them, I knew how important it was to include as much of the campus as possible in their engagement portraits!  We spent much of their session walking around campus and re-visiting all of their favorite spots!   Here are some of my absolute favorites from their session!

 

 

 

I had the best time with these two!  Can't wait for their Wedding later this year!
Congratulations Sarah & Andrew!

Best Wishes, 
      Jennifer

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JUAN + MILY | ELOPED https://jennifertru.com/blog/2021/1/juan-mily-eloped JUAN & MILY  |  ELOPED IN WARRENSBURG, MO

JANUARY 22, 2021


On a cold Winter day in Warrensburg, these two eloped and it was amazing!  I have known the groom, Juan since I moved here in 2018.  I was beyond thrilled when he asked me to be a part of his special day!  He's so kind and has such a fun loving personality.  And his BEAUTIFUL Bride, Mily is just as sweet and fun!  They have been friends for many years and it makes my heart so happy they're together now!  I loved photographing these two!  You can see how these two just light up each other's world!  Even though it was 31 degrees out, these two rocked their Wedding Portraits!






Congratulations Juan & Mily!


Best Wishes,

                 Jennifer

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Harold & Andrea | Marriage https://jennifertru.com/blog/2020/12/harold-andrea-marriage  

 

HAROLD & ANDREA  | CELEBRATING MARRIAGE IN WARRENSBURG, MO

DECEMBER 20, 2020

You may already recognize this sweet duo from some of my previous blogs.  They have been repeat clients and dear friends of mine since I first met them in 2019.  A Senior Session, a Family Session, a Cap & Gown Session, a Wedding and now just these two.  I adore these two and their sweet family so much.   They're so kind, caring and selfless.  This session was about them as a couple!  Little did I know, they were actually about to celebrate their anniversary.  Since they were moving at the end of the month, we met up as soon as we could for their portraits.  It was a cold 31 degrees out and the evening sunset was gorgeous.  It gave us a beautiful golden light behind them.  We chatting about their favorite things to do as a couple, their favorite foods, movies, tv shows and more.  Lots of laughter and smiles.

I loved working with these two and their sweet family this last year.  I've had the best time, every time!
I'm sad to see them leave, but I'm also excited for them and their next chapter.  I can't wait to see where life continues to take them.

Best Wishes,
                          Jennifer

 

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Matt + Kasie | Wedding https://jennifertru.com/blog/2020/8/matt-kasie-wedding  

 

MATT & KASIE  |  WEDDING IN KANSAS CITY, MO

AUGUST 1, 2020


 
It was a warm summer day for a beautiful Alexander Majors Barn Wedding.  The first Saturday in August and also my first Wedding in Kansas City.
It still seems like I just did Matt & Kasie's engagement session.  These two looked absolutely amazing!  Their day was incredibly beautiful and so them!  One of my favorite things about my job is getting to know those closest to them and more about how these two came to be.  Their family & friends were a delight to be around!  At the end of the toasts,  I felt like I knew even more about them.  I learned Kasie loves Disney & Matt loves bacon.  They're breakfast buffet was very unique, personal and perfect for them!  I also learned they love watching Disney films together and referencing their favorite shows.  Their friends & family had such beautiful and heartfelt things to say about these two!  Lots of laughter and love!  
I loved spending the day getting to know them and their families!

 


Congratulations Matt & Kasie!  Thank you so much for having me!

Best Wishes,
         Jennifer

 

 

VENUE: ALEXANDER MAJORS BARN & HOUSE

DRESS & BRIDESMAID DRESSES: JJ'S HOUSE

GROOM & GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: TIP TOP TUX

CATERING: HY VEE

MAKE UP: HENNA PERAL MAKEUP

HAIR: HAIR BY AMANDEEP / THE GYPSY PARLOR / KC BOMBSHELL BEAUTY CREW

SET UP/CLEAN UP & DJ SERVICES:  PARTY UP AND DOWN KC

 

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Matt & Kasie | Engaged https://jennifertru.com/blog/2020/7/matt-kasie-engaged  

 

MATT & KASIE  |  ENGAGEMENT AT THE HISTORIC LONGVIEW MANSION
JUNE 6, 2020
 

 

This session was my first meeting with Matt & Kasie and I love them already!  Living the in the Kansas City area, Matt & Kasie were really hoping for the plaza area in downtown KC for their session.  But, in this time of uncertainty (pandemic, protests, etc.), it just wasn't an option.  For those who may not know the area, the plaza in downtown Kansas City is a gorgeous area with a park, fountains and beautiful architecture.  Since we couldn't go there, I looked for the next best thing.  Part of my business is doing what I can to get my couples every thing they hope for and more.  I found this sweet place in Lee's Summit, the Historic Longview Mansion!   After seeing all the beautiful pictures of the venue, I had to suggest it to them!  Once I got their approval, I booked us a timeslot there for their session!   It was such a great choice!  It was a humid 86 degrees out, but it was amazing in every way!  These two were so silly & fun!  I loved getting to know them and seeing their love & personalities shine in their photos! 


 


 

 

I had the best time getting to know these two!  Their wedding is fast approaching and I can not wait to be a part of it!
 

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Jordan + Dawn | Wedding https://jennifertru.com/blog/2020/6/jordan-dawn-wedding  



JORDAN & DAWN | WEDDING  IN WARRENSBURG, MO

JUNE 20, 2020



It had been 3 years since I last photographed a Wedding and this wedding was the perfect one to get me back to it!  I first met Dawn & her family while I was photographing her little brother's Senior Portraits and their Family Portraits last Fall.  All smiles and so kind!  We all instantly clicked!  So when I was asked to photograph Dawn's wedding, I was over the moon excited!  The weather called for thunderstorms and rain, but thankfully that didn't happen.  We were all beyond grateful the weather stayed calm and only did a light drizzle here and there!  We still, of course, had that Midwest Summer heat!  But that did not stop me from capturing their amazing day!  It was perfect in every way!



From the early morning to the very end, I enjoyed spending their day with them!  Congratulations Jordan & Dawn!

Best Wishes,  Jennifer






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Jason & Lakida | Engaged https://jennifertru.com/blog/2020/6/jason-lakida-engaged JASON & LAKIDA | ENGAGED

MARCH 1, 2020

Here it is!  The post I knew would be hard to wrap my mind around.  My cousin, Jason (who I used to babysit when he was a baby), is ENGAGED!  How is this possible?  Where on earth has the time gone?!  I've watched him grow from a spunky little monkey to an incredible gentlemen.  His future Mrs. is an amazing lady!  I love how they light up each other's worlds! 


These two had a private ceremony on our grandparents' lawn on August 15, 2020.  Of course, I flew over for it!  Wouldn't have missed it!  It was beautiful.


Congratulations Jason & Lakida!


Best Wishes,
                 Jennifer

 

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Luke & Jubilee https://jennifertru.com/blog/2020/6/romantics-at-the-lake  

 

LUKE & JUBILEE  |  ROMANTICS AT THE LAKE  | LONGVIEW, WA
MARCH 1, 2020



A cold day at a lake in Longview, WA didn't stop these romantics from having their dreamy session with yours truly.  It was Winter temperatures and an even colder breeze.  We found two different flowery trees that had just bloomed.  The rest of the greenery was bare.  One wouldn't think this lake would have been ideal for portraits this time of year.  But when I saw the one pinkish-purple tree in bloom, I saw great potential!  These two braved the cold with me to dance and just have fun!  This was quite possibly the best session I've had to date.  These two were a dream! 
Their love for one another is so beautiful to see!  I felt like I was in La La Land watching these two!  Just incredible!  I loved every moment of this session.  

 

 





Goodness, these two!  *Swoon*

Email jennifer@jennifertru.com today to book your session!

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Justine + Carlie | Wedding https://jennifertru.com/blog/2018/1/justine-carlie-wedding  

 

JUSTINE + CARLIE  |  WEDDING IN DOWNTOWN PORTALND, OR

DECEMBER 31, 2017





Imagine sitting in your favorite local coffee shop, working on your laptop when one of the baristas approaches you and wants to hire you to photograph their Wedding..... I was so excited!  I had been going to this coffee shop every day for nearly 2 years and had became friends with many of the baristas. 

Justine & Carlie are both into reading good books and enjoying coffee.  Their wedding was so incredibly special & meaningful!  It was a hundred percent them!  We were shooting in 36 degree weather in Winter.  We made sure to take some breaks in between so they could warm up and moved as quick as we could to get out of the cold.  They had the sweetest little ceremony inside their favorite bookstore in their favorite section!

Their day was so beautiful, simple and so fun!  They wanted epic portraits and to be surrounded by those closest to them, with the exception of a few that had to work.  And that's what they got!  It was such an honor to be trusted with their day and have the privilege of capturing such special moments for them! 

Enjoy Justine & Carlie's Wedding day!  These are portraits I have never captured before and I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat!


Thank you Justine & Carlie for allowing me to be a part of your special day!  I love you both and am cheering for you & this exciting new season of your life!   Congratulations!

Best Wishes, 
            Jennifer





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Ryan & Calah | Engaged https://jennifertru.com/blog/2017/12/ryan-calah-engaged  

 

A WINTER ENGAGEMENT ON THE COLUMBIA RIVER |  LONGVIEW, WA
December 15, 2017



A crisp, cold, foggy afternoon in Winter didn't stop these two from celebrating their Engagement!  It had just rained that morning, so we were, of course, worried we would get rained on.  We were fortunate the rain stayed away so I could capture Ryan & Calah's love!  Loved watching their smiles light up each other's world!




I loved getting to these two and wish them all the happiness in the world.  Congratulations Ryan & Calah!

XOXO,
           Jennifer


 

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Brandon + Jessica | Wedding https://jennifertru.com/blog/2017/9/a-wedding-on-the-river

BRANDON & JESSICA  | WEDDING
August 26, 2017

 

A Wedding on the River  |  Longview, WA

Brandon & Jessica's wedding photography experience was very important to them.  So you know what that means.... It means I knew, going into this wedding, that pictures were a very HIGH priority.  And I didn't take that responsibility lightly! We got some incredible portraits that are going to be saved in my favorites folder for sure!  I love ending a Wedding day knowing that I have hundreds upon hundreds of pictures I'm going to be very proud of.  I'm still on cloud nine from this Wedding! 

This day was absolutely perfect! There wasn't any wind, which is very surprising for being on the Columbia River!  It's normally really windy on a daily basis.  Brandon & Jessica saved their portrait session for sunset which made it all the more perfect, because sunset portraits are the best!  I'm over the moon excited about these pictures.  The colors in the sky and the way the sun hits the water makes Brandon & Jessica look like they're in a painting. 

Brandon & Jessica have such a sweet and enduring love for one another as well as their loved ones.  It was so easy to love them!  I'm so thankful for the time we had with them and the privilege of capturing their gorgeous wedding!









Thank you again for allowing me to be a part of your special day.  You two are truly something special and I'm so excited for you as you embark on this new journey! 


Congratulations & Best Wishes!
Jennifer

 

 

 

Dress Store | David's Bridal
Flowers | Floral Effects
Catering | Bear Country Catering
Rentals | Specialty Rents & Events

 

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Evan + Amie | Wedding https://jennifertru.com/blog/2017/9/a-hand-made-wedding

EVAN & AMIE  |  WEDDING  |  KELSO, WA
AUGUST 12, 2017


~ A Hand Made Love Story ~

 

I was so honored when Amie asked me to photograph her Wedding.  I have known Amie over half my life.  We met the Summer or two before my Senior year of High School (circa 1997/98) and have been friends ever since.  Amie has this infectious laugh and bubbly personality, you just can't help but smile when you're near her.  She is just amazing and has a heart of gold.  And the most amazing part of it all, Evan is the exact same way!  Seeing them interact with each other just melts my heart.  You can see the love they have for one another and it's beautiful.  I'm so happy for them.  

  Here is some of my favorite images from their day.

 








 

Thank you, Evan & Amie, for sharing your special day with me!

Best Wishes,
Jennifer


 

 



Catering, tables & chairs: As You Wish NW Weddings & Events
Day of Coordinator/Decorator: Amas Veritas Events

 

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Paul + Krystall | Wedding https://jennifertru.com/blog/2017/6/a-country-homestead-wedding  

 

PAUL & KRYSTALL  |  WEDDING  |  KELSO, WA
JUNE 17, 2017

A Country Homestead Wedding in Kelso, WA

From the moment I first met Paul & Krystall, I could see the love they had for each other.  Their love for one another is so evident for others to see, it's beautiful!   You can see the way they light each other up with their smiles.

Paul & Krystall's day could not have been more perfect!  The weather was a perfect 73 degrees, partly overcast and clouds.  We had a few, quick, lite rain showers.  Yes, rain on your wedding day is considered good luck!  We also had moments when butterflies would come visit us during our portrait time.  I wished one would have stayed long enough for a portrait.  It's said that releasing butterflies on your wedding day is a symbol of staring a new beginning.  They had planned on releasing some, but they weren't ready in time.  So seeing a couple of butterflies roaming around was perfect!  There were also small, but very special details that made their wedding even more beautiful.  A penny in the bottom of the Krystall's boot for good luck!  The same penny in her mother's and grandmother's shoes on each of their wedding day.  A family Bible was also another special item!  Krystal carried this beautiful, white lace covered Bible down the isle.  The same Bible her mother and grandmother carried at their weddings.  Their wedding day was so beautiful, I had a hard time not crying during it.  I had already shed a few happy tears seeing Paul's happy tears as Krystall was walking down the isle.  I'm so honored they chose to share their day and most special traditions with me.

Paul & Krystall's Wedding was at their beautiful homestead in front of their gorgeous barn.  I loved this location so much.  Not only because the beautiful light that surrounds their property, but also because they have horses!  We weren't able to get any portraits of their horses that day; we did get some memorable portraits of Paul & Krystall with them during their Engagement Session.  Enjoy some of my favorites from their beautiful day.  Congratulations Paul & Krystall!  I'm so very happy for you two!

 




 











Best Wishes,
Jennifer

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Paul & Krystall: Engaged https://jennifertru.com/blog/2017/5/paul-krystall-engaged PAUL & KRYSTALL
APRIL 1, 2017

~ ENGAGED ~
The first time I met Paul & Krystall, I knew right away how much they loved each other.  You could see the way they looked at one another and how excited they were to be engaged.  Since this barn is exactly where they will be having their ceremony, it was the perfect location to have their Engagement Portraits as well.  Everything about these two make my heart just melt and I am over the moon, happy for them.


 

Oh my goodness, and they have horses!

  Congratulations Paul & Krystal!  I look forward to spending your special day with you!

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Levi + Amanda | Marriage https://jennifertru.com/blog/2016/11/levi-amanda-marriage

LEVI & AMANDA  |  MARRIAGE


 

Levi and Amanda have been married for over 3 years!  I was blessed with the opportunity to capture some portraits for them!  Since they both love the outdoors, we picked a spot along Lake Sacajawea in Longview, WA to do their mini session.  It was a rainy, cold November afternoon.  We were unsure we were going to be able to do their portraits, but we braved it and they did amazing!

 

 

At the end of their session, they tell me "we wish we knew you when we got married".  I'm always blown away when I hear that.  Often times, I meet couples like Levi & Amanda who didn't have professional photographer for their wedding.  Either they couldn't afford to or it was a family friend they thought would do great.  And they always tell me they regret their previous decision because of the difference they see in professional portraits.  I wish I knew them too because they were both amazing to photograph!  I loved getting to know them!

 

Best Wishes,
                  Jennifer

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Mitch + Cat | Wedding https://jennifertru.com/blog/2016/9/mitch-cat-wedding

MITCH & CAT  |  WEDDING |  SHERWOOD, OR

SEPTEMBER 10, 2016

I first met these two back in April.  We met up for their consultation & engagement session in Astoria, OR.  The moment we all got together, we clicked instantly and had a great time!  The moment I got to their venue on the big day, it felt like we had been friends forever!  Cat is so genuine and sweet, and Mitch is the same!  I learned that Mitch loves fishing, a lot!  And Cat is an absolute blast to be around.  So many smiles and laughs that day!  My favorite part of the night, was when they sang along to "I want it that way" by the Backstreet Boys.  Little did they know, I loved that song and was trying my hardest not to sing along with them!  I also learned that Cat is quite the crafty bride!  She crafted all of her decor, herself!  The table pieces, the silverware holder, even the drinking glasses!  So you can bet I made sure I captured as much detail as possible for her!  Here's a peak at some of my favorites from their day!









Loved getting to be part of their day!  Congratulations Mitch & Cat!

Best Wishes,
         Jennifer

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Doug + Kimberly | Wedding https://jennifertru.com/blog/2016/7/doug-kimberly-wedding

DOUG & KIMBERLY  |  WEDDING IN TOUTLE, WA

JULY 23, 2016
 

One of my favorite back yard weddings to date!  Doug & Kimberly had been together for a long time.  Kimberly loves to go running and enjoy the outdoors and they both love to go fishing together!  I first met Kimberly over coffee to talk about her Wedding day.  She was so sweet and very relaxed.  She was just ready to be married!  Their Wedding took place at her parents' gorgeous property in Toutle, WA.  I learned that her parents had built their bridge that's on their property and it was the Bride's favorite part of the property.  I loved getting to know these two and their families!  Their day was perfect in every way!  Here's a few favorites!






Congratulations Doug & Kimberly!

Best Wishes,
            Jennifer

 

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Shane + Tess | Wedding https://jennifertru.com/blog/2015/10/shane-tess-wedding

SHANE & TESS  |  WEDDING AT THE ANDERSON LODGE
OCTOBER 10, 2015
 

I remember the time I met Tess.  She and her Mom hired me to photograph her upcoming Wedding.  I arrived at Three Rivers Mall in Kelso, WA.  I received a text as I walked in the doors saying "look for the two hot blondes!"   I knew at that moment, these were my kind of people!  Confident. Strong.  Amazing!  They were so fun!  I had no idea what I was in for, but I was more than happy to be a part of it!
It was a cool, crisp evening at the Anderson Lodge in Ariel, WA.  It was a perfect Autumn day.  I didn't meet the groom, Shane until the day of as I was just hired the month before.  He is just as kind & fun as Tess!  I learned the two had known each other their whole life.  They grew up together!   Shane seeing her as his Bride for the first time was probably my most favorite part of the day.   His reaction was so sweet.  In a tearful and sweet voice, he asked me if he was allowed to kiss his bride because she was so beautiful!  "Of course!" I said.  "It's your day!".  I loved getting to spend the evening with these two!




Best Wishes, 

Jennifer

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Nicholas + Kaylee | Wedding https://jennifertru.com/blog/2015/9/nicholas-kaylee-wedding  

NICHOLAS & KAYLEE  |  WEDDING

SEPTEMBER 12, 2015


I first met Nicholas & Kaylee over coffee in our local Fred Meyer.  They were the sweetest on each other.  I loved seeing how they lit up each other's world.  It makes me love what I do that much more! 

Their Wedding took place at a place called Camp Wilkerson in Rainer, Oregon.  It was a beautiful sunny day!  Not too warm, and not too cool.   I loved the the tea cups and lace decor!  And the colors were beautiful!  It made for a gorgeous vintage feel.  It was a perfect September wedding!


Thank you Nicholas & Kaylee for having me!
Best Wishes, 
         Jennifer

 

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Nick + Kaitlyn | Wedding https://jennifertru.com/blog/2015/8/nick-kaitlyn-wedding  

NICK & KAITLYN  |  WEDDING

AUGUST 22, 2015



I have known Nick & Kaitlyn for just over a year.  I first met them while doing their maternity session the previous Summer.  So down to earth and kind!  Fun & outgoing!  They both love the outdoors, going on adventures and living the country life!  Even though my time there was short, I loved being a part of their special day!



Congratulations Nick & Kaitlyn!


Best Wishes,
        Jennifer

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Leslie + Tieler | Married https://jennifertru.com/blog/2015/5/leslie-tieler-married

LESLIE & TYLER  |  MARRIED
MAY 23, 2015

 



I had known Leslie since 2005.  We have been close friends over the years.  So when I heard she was getting married in Vegas and having a celebration when they got back, I was over the moon excited for her!  I was even more excited that I got to photograph it!  Leslie's Bride, Tieler was just amazing in every way!  I love seeing love!  It's even more awesome watching your best friend being in love!  Leslie is so free spirited and so fun to be around!  Tieler was kind and stunning!   I could not be more happy for these two!  I loved seeing them together!  We did their portraits out on the docks in Astoria, Oregon.  We laughed!  There was so many silly moments that had us all laughing.  I had the best time with Leslie & Tieler!
After their portraits, we headed back to the Astoria Event Center where their reception took place!  Such a neat little place!  The Brides' families did an amazing job decorating!  Loved all the rainbow decor!





Congratulations Leslie & Tieler!  Thank you so much for having me!


Best Wishes,
       Jennifer


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Keith + Roxanne | Wedding https://jennifertru.com/blog/2014/8/keith-roxanne-wedding

KEITH & ROXANNE  |  WEDDING

AUGUST 16, 2014




The week before Keith & Roxanne's Wedding, I got a call from a family member asking if I could photograph their special day.  Of course, I said Yes!  It was my first Wedding, how could I say no!  It was a warm day in Mist, Oregon.  The sun was shining bright on this adorable back yard Wedding!  Here's a few favorites from their day.

Congratulations Keith & Roxanne!

Best Wishes,
          Jennifer

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