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A Modern Colorful Wedding at Oakwood Country Club

As a wedding photographer for the past 6+ years, I have had the privilege of capturing many beautiful moments and stories. Each wedding holds its unique charm and personality, but every once in a while, there comes a wedding day that simply explodes with color and individuality. Zack and Natalie's wedding day was one of those unforgettable experiences that blended timeless elegance with modern touches, leaving me in awe from start to finish.

From the moment I stepped onto the property at Oakwood Country Club, I could sense the air filled with excitement and anticipation. The couple had put so much thought into every detail, embracing their love for color and unique touches that truly reflected their personalities. As a photographer, I couldn't have asked for a better canvas to work with. From hand-crafted wood cutting board favors to a custom champagne wall, unique detail items like feathers and specific pops of color and flowers, to a one-of-a-kind send-off and late-night snack options that would make you drool, Zack and Natalie left their mark on every single part of their day.

The day began with a romantic and emotional first look. Zack stood patiently, filled with nervous anticipation, as Natalie made her way toward him. The look on their faces as they saw each other for the first time was a mixture of love, joy, and pure happiness. It was a moment that held so much significance, and I felt privileged to capture it in its unfiltered beauty.

Their church ceremony was a sight to behold, blending the traditional with the contemporary in the heart of Kansas City. The couple had chosen a church that perfectly encapsulated their desire for modern yet classic aesthetics. After the ceremony, the celebration continued at the charming Oakwood Country Club, just outside of downtown Kansas City. The cocktail hour was a lively affair, with a reception line made up of the bride, groom, and their immediate families, guests mingling, and clinking glasses in celebration, and of course a little live music. As a photojournalistic photographer, I thrive on capturing candid moments, and this occasion provided plenty of opportunities.

Soon after Zack, Natalie, and I snuck off for sunset portraits around the property. This June sunset was by far one of the prettiest I've seen at Oakwood Country Club. The couple was soaked in glowing warm tones of yellow, orange, pink, and red. Some of my favorite shots from this wedding day were a result of that beautiful sunset, if these portraits don't convince you you need to sneak away for sunset portraits with your photographer, I don't know what will!

As the wedding day drew to a close, I couldn't help but reflect on the incredible experience I had been a part of. This wedding left a lasting impression on my heart. The couple's attention to detail, their desire for a wedding that showcased their personalities, and the love that filled every moment made it a day I will cherish forever.

This wedding was a true testament to the power of photography – a medium that allows us to freeze a moment in time, capturing emotions and memories that will last a lifetime. It is through my love for timeless, classic, modern, photojournalistic, and candid wedding photography that I had the honor of capturing the love story of this extraordinary couple. Exploding with color and personality, their wedding day was a true masterpiece, a treasure that will forever be etched in their hearts, and a memory I won't soon forget.


Venue & Catering - Oakwood Country Club

Coordination - Veil Events

Photo - Jill Caren Stuefer, Jill Caren Photo

Video - Penny Dukes

Late Night Snack - Culvers


Jill Caren Photo LLC

Jill Caren Photo specializes in wedding, elopement, engagement, and couples photography, is based out of Kansas City, Missouri, and is available for travel worldwide. Jill Caren Photo offers a full complimentary engagement session and full-day wedding coverage so couples are not forced to choose what they want to be documented on a wedding day. Jill Caren Photo also offers engagement and couples sessions for anyone booking outside a wedding package.

Jill Caren Photo's wedding photography services were grown out of her heart to connect and speak life into young couples as they embark on their marriage journey while offering them a photography experience that documents all the moments of their wedding day. Jill Caren Photo is wedding and portrait photography for intentional couples wanting authentic memories of their best days.

If you would like to see if Jill Caren Stuefer with Jill Caren Photo is available to photograph your wedding, elopement, couples, or engagement session, or if you would like to receive detailed information about her services you can contact Jill here.


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