How can I do Jamie and Kolby justice? They are a couple that makes me so happy they found each other! She is so laid back, sweet and kind to everyone she knows (well, you know, as far as I can tell, haha), and an outdoor lover like him. He visibly lights up in her presence, and is such a fantastic "Koko" to her son. I'm so honored I got to be there to help make their big day as special as possible!
The entire day was held at the beautiful location known as The Falls, in Columbia, IL. Jamie was already glowing getting ready for the ceremony.
All of the details together communicated elegance, but also sheer happiness and joy.
The ceremony began . . . .
Jamie no doubt brought tears to a few eyes when she walked down the aisle with both her father and her son Maverick.
The setting was beautiful, and though it was a bit of a warm day, it was mild in the shade that lay over the ceremony.
Husband and wife!
The newly official happy family! :)
The bridal party was such a fun, laid back group too! We only shot together for a quick minute, but they rocked it!
Jamie, you were simply stunning. The bouquet colors fit her personality and compliment her hair so perfectly, don't you think?
Kolby was looking quite nice himself!
The handsome couple.
Upon entering the reception, the three went straight to the cake (good choice of priorities, if you ask me), then on to the toasts, which brought countless laughs and tears.
The first dances were beautiful.
My favorite moment, though, was noticing Jamie and Maverick dancing along in their own little world during the mother-son dance. So precious!
The dance floor was poppin'! This was a fun group of guests, full of smiles and awesome dance moves!
We did take a short break from the party, though, to get night shots with the picturesque waterfall backdrop. In my experience, night shots have never not been worth doing! :)
And Jamie finished out the night by tossing the bouquet . . .
. . . straight to her sister and Maid of Honor! Just let me know when the wedding date is, Katie! ;)
Jamie and Kolby, thank you so much for allowing me to not only photograph your wedding, but get to know you and your family! It has been a true joy, and I wish the two of you and Maverick the happiest of rest-of-your-lives together!
Special thanks also to:
My amazing second shooter for the day, Lisa!!
Venue/Caterer/DJ courtesy of: The Falls Conference and Reception Center
Cake: Harter Bakery
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