Romantic Storytelling, Fine Art Wedding Photographer


It’s always an honor when a couple has you travel for their wedding.  Mindy and Tyler’s day couldn’t have been more beautiful.  She  chose gold, white and greenery as their wedding colors and they complimented everything so perfectly.

The wedding took place at The Journey Home Estate in Dearborn, Missouri.  Everything about this elegant venue was picturesque.

Mindy, her bridesmaids and both of their moms got ready downstairs while the guys were upstairs.  Upon our arrival, we heard a lot of laughter and knew that this group was going to be a great group to work with.  Groomsmen peeked out the windows a few times while we were working on details.  I think they were hoping to catch a glimpse of the bride.

Mindy’s dress hung in a small ballroom and her bridesmaids helped her get into her gown.

Tyler waited for Mindy at the altar.  He took a deep breath.  Mindy’s father walked her down the aisle proudly.  As they approached Tyler, you could see his emotions getting the best of him.  Mindy’s father gave him a hug and assured him, “You don’t have to cry”.  The couple smiled and laughed.  You could see that once they were together, they were more comfortable.  Joy filled the air.

They wrote their own vows and during Tyler’s, he picked up Mindy’s son.  He promised to Tristan that he would be a good father figure and role model.  He vowed to protect and love both he and his mom for the rest of his life.

After they shared their first kiss as husband and wife, they faced their guests and screamed for joy.

The reception took place inside the barn that is on the property.  The color scheme continued and made the barn look so elegant.  Mindy and Tyler shared a love-seat at the farm styled table for the wedding party while their guests encircled them in round tables.

Before the dancing kicked off, the couple announced that they had a surprise waiting outside for their guests.  Everyone gathered in the cocktail area as fireworks danced in the sky.  A celebration to remember this love story by.

Tyler & Mindy,

I am so happy for you to begin this new journey together.  I cannot wait to see what life brings to your family.  Thank you so much for having me be a part of your love story!  I hope you are having a wonderful honeymoon!  Enjoy this little preview into your happily-ever-after.  🙂

Yours Truly,


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Florals: Good Earth Floral Design Studio
Dress: BRIDE. KC
Venue: The Journey Home
Cake: Cardinal Cake Company
Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Fireworks: J&M Displays, Inc.
Rentals: Ultrapom Event Rental and Supply Event Rentals & Design
Photo Booth: ShutterBooth – Kansas City
Calligraphy: Lauren Heim Studio
Photography:  Yours Truly, Sara Rieth: Romantic Storytelling


A Journey Home Estate Wedding in Dearborn, Missouri : Tyler & Mindy : Kansas City Wedding Photographer

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