Kieso family

I was honored to not only get to capture this family, but to capture the biggest family I’ve ever done.  I took into account that kids will be kids and have zero patience for a lady trying to get that right picture.  So, I just snapped as many pictures as possible.
When Tiffany and I discussed what she was looking for, she mentioned that she wanted some of her and her husband together. Knowing that this was something she really wanted, I made sure to get some for them and them alone. I hope I delivered to what she was looking for.

I loved doing this session and capturing this wonderful family. It was a fun evening!

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Canon EOS Rebel T5 SLR
Wichita, KS
Photographer: Cassie Stephens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sixty years later.

August 5, 1956 was a sunny day filled with, a slight warm breeze of smiles and cheer in a little small town in western Kansas.  Of course, I may just be starting this with complete fiction, but isn’t most fiction just a wonderful telling of what may have been? Besides all that, it was the day my grandparents did the big ‘I Do’.  Since my grandpa is a young buck, my grandma had to wait until he graduated high school until they got married, that and well he also had surgery done as well.  They grew up in the same town, went to high school together and the whole relationship began with a blind date.  She was all that was good, sweet and followed the rules.  He was the jock, rebel and all that she wasn’t.  But, I think that is what makes a couple. Maybe back then they were the complete opposites, however sixty years later they are still married.  It wasn’t easy at times I’m sure, but they grew stronger in their marriage and adding God helped a great deal too.  She was growing in her faith and he remained, however sometimes it takes a great push for the stubborn to fall to their knees and find God, that was him.  Now after one daughter and two sons, three grand girls and one great grand girl, they can see the accomplishments of what their love did.

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I’m in complete adoration of their relationship and what it looks like.  I love them to the moon and back and grateful that I spent all those summers with them and still able to spend time with them as an adult.   I love you both and I’m honored that I was not only able to witness your sixtieth anniversary but to capture it with photos, love and tears.

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Congrats you crazy kids!

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Canon EOS Rebel T5 SLR
Derby, KS
Photographer: Cassie Stephens

David and Tia and everything wonderful.

I’m always honored when someone asks me to take pictures for them, I’m even more honored when asked to do their wedding… Even if I have a slight panic attack.
Taking pictures of weddings always makes me go into panic mode, simply because I have one shot at it, no do overs.  Every wedding I have done, which hasn’t been many, was a bag full of stress.  Except this one.  Maybe it’s because I’ve known Tia for awhile, or I’ve taken pictures of her kids over the years, or maybe just maybe it was laid back because that’s what it was.

I knew I could do it alone, but having a friend help out is better.  So, Camissa came along with me and my three camera bags to Paola, KS.  Once settled, we scoped out the town, the venue and went to eat dinner for $11… for two! Small towns, if nothing else, offer cheap food.
The morning of the wedding came early, with coffee.  Once we made it to the venue, looked it all over and made introductions, we got to work.  Throughout the entire wedding I kept thinking how right this was.  I was happy to see Tia smile brightly, David looking upon her with complete adoration, Sydni and Joe gaining a new family and close friends and family in happy tears.  It was simple, stunning and wonderful.

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Taken on 4.24.2016
Canon EOS Rebel T5 SLR/Canon EOS
Paola, KS
Photographer: Cassie Stephens
Assistant/General all around funny person: Camissa Dater