jessie + ryan :: columbia wedding photography by silverbox

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jessie and ryan's wedding day was our FAVORITE kind: everything within walking distance; an outdoor ceremony on a fall afternoon; AND special "just-like-you" touches (like firemen + axes, hand-painted signs and bagpipes)! Click here to see jessie + ryan's wedding day slideshow (set to songs that guitarist thom howard played at their ceremony). and be sure to see our favs by scrolling down too)!Senior Hall on Stephens College campus was the perfect "get ready" venue: lots of space, natural light and lovely furnishings. Plus jessie could walk straight out the door and down the "aisle." Our silver nugget for brides deciding where to dress: a space that is Beautiful AND Convenient = Perfect!

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ok, not only did jessie and ryan pick great locations, they also timed everything beautifully. case in point: their outdoor ceremony took place during the golden hour . . . that late afternoon, pre-sunset time when the light is glorious. rather than being inside a dark church or a reception hall during the most beautiful time of day, they were outside, pledging their vows, walking hand-in-hand under an archway of axes (sounds a bit dangerous, but not when ryan's comrades from the Boone County Fire Department are wielding those axes), and hugging loved ones . . . all in the warm light of a september evening. silver nugget anyone? yep: plan your day around the golden hour . . . you and your pictures will glow!

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love this firemen (and fire hydrant) shot by annika. it's a classic!

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and when the natural light begins to fade, we add a bit of our own. every picture from here on down (as well as several above), is the product of a little extra light, whether from a reflector, a video light, a flash OFF the camera, or some combination.

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Columbia, Missouri

vendors who helped make jessie + ryan's wedding wonderful:

ceremony venueSenior Hall, Stephens College

ceremony serenadethom howard

reception venueKimball Ballroom, Stephens College

reception cateringfresh ideas

floral designallen's flowers

cakeMelissa's All About Cakes .................................

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jessie and ryan . . . congrats from silverbox! ~kim and annika