A Rustic and Romantic Outdoor Summer Wedding at Lone Summit Ranch

Summer is quickly approaching friends! I don't know how, but it's already the end of April and as I prepare for another wedding weekend I wanted to take a moment and highlight one of my favorite summer days of 2021. Sarah and Aj's June wedding day at the sprawlingly beautiful Lone Summit Ranch was a total chef kiss! The colors, the florals, the smiles, the sunset, and of course LOTS of love.


My hope with sharing this blog, and all my blogs, is to help future couples see what their day could possibly look like (especially if you've hired me as your photographer!) while honoring the couples who have entrusted their best day to me. Sarah and Aj's day is truly full of that beautiful rustic summer wedding inspiration. If you ask me these photos should be on everyone's inspo board on Pinterest! This couple went big and no detail was missed. From Sarah's stunning twirl-worthy gown to their big hype wedding party, all the decor and use of their venue, there's just so much to share! But if you want to "skip to the good part" hit these few areas:


I would say first you don't want to miss the couple's first look. The couple was full of emotions and the moment took place in such a unique area at their venue, Lone Summit Ranch. Second scroll to their sunny outdoor ceremony! The property offers a variety of options for outdoor ceremonies, and Aj and Sarah chose their ceremony to be under a large shady tree with rolling fields in the background. Next, you'll for sure want to check out the couple's newlywed and sunset portraits. Not only were Sarah and AJ literally glowing in the setting sun, radiating with so much joy and love for one another but we had the most beautiful sunset over the property. Soft warm golden hues against the green fields slowly transitioned into tones of pinks and blues as the couple danced and walked along the lake. Lastly, you HAVE to check out their dance party and grand entrance. The couple entered their reception after sunset portraits through a tunnel made up of their wedding party with cold spark sparklers exploding behind them! A showstopping entrance?! HECK YES.


Again, my hope is if you're a planning couple, this blog gives you ideas and encouragement for your big day! And if you're part of Sarah and Aj's friends and family, this blog allows you to remember back on their best day ever!










From The Couple:

"I found Jill by searching Kansas City wedding hashtags on Instagram. Every time I clicked on a photo I loved, it kept going back to Jill’s account! I love love love how she captures candid moments that shows the love and fun between everyone. One of our favorite things about Jill is that she has music playing during your sessions to make everything feel comfortable and at ease. Thank you, Jill, for capturing the beauty of our special day. We are so in love with every single photo!"


Vendors Who Made AJ and Sarah's Day Possible:


Venue - Lone Summit Ranch

Photo - Jill Caren Photo with Hannah Cook as 2nd Shooter

Video - Her Third Eye Productions

Coordination - Whatever Is Lovely Events

Dress - True Society

Shoes - Jewel Badgley Mischka

Suits - Slabotsky's

Bridesmaids - Dressy Group

Floral - Hitched in KC

Hair & Makeup - Paradise Hair & Makeup

Rings - Diamond's Direct

Cake & Cupcakes - Dolce Bakery

Catering - Brancato's

Entertainment - Icon Event Group


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