Artistic Imagery Photography & Videography

Artistic Imagery Photography & Video

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Brook & Jeff's Highway Themed Wedding

Brook & Jeff are an amazing couple we had the opportunity to meet & photograph last year. They met us at a bridal show and they won our **Free Engagement session**. We met out at Mahaffee Farmstead and the party went from there. They are a fabulous couple who became engaged while driving down the highway.Therefore, their wedding colors were kelly green & white and they had homemade highway sign decorations throughout their reception. It was an amazing time at a beautiful cultural center followed by a party at Jeff's parent's place under a super sized tent! What an amazing couple & a unique wedding.

This next photo was so cute, I just couldn't help myself. Brook had ditched her shoes about half an hour prior to this photo & had been walking around barefoot. So adorable.

There is a story behind these next four photographs. They all begin with someone saying, "Hey, wouldn't it be totally cool if. . ." Let's just say the mark of a good photographer is being able to ask complete strangers the strangest things and also the mark of an amazing bridal party is that they're up for giving some kid $5 so we can borrow his bike for some photographs. . .

We mentioned that the reception was in a tent outside the groom's parent's house, yes? Did we mention it was a vary large, very cool tent?

 These invitations were made by Brook. The stamp on the inside of the road leading to a cottage was designed by Brook's grandmother who suddenly passed away just before the wedding. This was Brook's beautiful way of honoring her memory:

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Here's the mark of dedication we have here at Artistic Imagery: we heard the tornado sirens sound off this morning but since Jered was in the middle of a picture-video slide-show and Barb was juuuust finishing up editing a wedding. . . we pointedly ignored the blaring sound. In fact, it was only later after an incredulous friend informed us over lunch that she & the entire staff of the Johnson County Central Library were shuttled off to a "safe place" during the storm that we realized we should've been more alarmed. Such is the consuming life of photo editing. Here Barb took a break this afternoon to check on our potted vegetable garden on our balcony. Thankfully, the plants survived the torrent of storms we've had as of late. Here's some photos!

Cucumber flowers!

Teeny tiny baby brocoli:

Mmmm. Basil.

Pretty pansies. Yes, edible. . . but we probably won't.

Cilantro (for homemade salsa!)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Rosemary & James Wedding extravaganza

How can we describe Rosemary & James's wedding? There were kilts and Renaissance gowns. There was a "flower fairy" and a Spock "ring bear". There were Celtic knots and tables named after sci-fi space crafts and hand held lanterns instead of bouquets. Their cake topper was Bridezilla atop a painstakingly handcrafted Tokyo city (with micro machines!). Above all, it was a close knit group throwing a party for their two best friends who were celebrating their union. It was genuine, it was sweet, it was creative as you can possibly get and it was their very own. Congrats to Rosemary & James!