catherine + michael :: wedding day!

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Have you ever looked at a photograph and found your own face taking on the exact same expression as the person in the picture? I catch myself doing that all the time; if the person is smiling, I smile right back! That's the power of a photograph: to create a mood and cause us to FEEL. Those feelings show up on our faces. That must be why I smiled and laughed practically the entire time I edited Michael and Catherine's wedding pictures. The day was joyous, intimate . . . a HAPPY HAPPY celebration of family. Just look at the expressions on everyone faces, from babies to grandmas! THANK YOU, Catherine and Michael for allowing us to photograph your wedding AND your amazing families.

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There are so many great memories from that day . . . many of them centered on HUGS: friends hugging one another; both Catherine's and Michael's mothers hugging their grandchildren; Catherine hugging her nieces; Michael's father hugging his grandson; and everyone hugging grandma.

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Another memory that has stuck with me was the toast by Catherine's father. He admired Michael's skill as a tinkerer and remembered Michael telling him once, "Don't worry, I can fix that!" Catherine's dad was grateful for that quality in his daughter's husband, and to that I say, "Hurray!" Yes! That is EXACTLY what we hope our own children nurture in themselves and find in their future partners . . . the ability to create, to fix, to mend, to build.

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Catherine + Michael :: Columbia, MO

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ceremony & reception •Senior Hall ~ Stephens College

officiant • Don Thalhuber

ceremony music • Mike Bancroft, John Perkins

flowers Allen's Flowers

catering •Fresh Ideas

photographers • Kim Wade & Annika Miller, SilverBox Photographers

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~Kim & Annika