Shutter Moon Photography: Blog en-us Shutter Moon Photography [email protected] (Shutter Moon Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:22:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:22:00 GMT Shutter Moon Photography: Blog 120 96 Barnes/Nelson Wedding Scott & Emily had a picture perfect wedding. Every detail was perfect at The Players Club at Deer Creek. Our morning started out with the Groom and his group of guys, plus a little golf! 



Emily had such an amazing team of girls supporting her throughout the day!  These two were very excited to see each other for the first time on their wedding day! 

  Loess Hills Floral Studio - They did such a wonderful job! Just the whole mood was pretty, purple, and perfect! 

Emily had a special entrance herself, 3 fathers, over the moon!  Now that's how you do a 1st kiss!  MR & MRS. Talk about a grand entrance!  Many fabulous toasts were made. Not many dry eyes in the house!  While this bride has been blessed with 3 fathers, she chose to share her special dance with her Mother. Talk about the tears. (We may or may not have cried)! The garter belt photos are too fun not to share!  Get Kara'd away wishes you a long, happy married life! We are honored to have celebrated your wedding with you and captured these memories. 

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Fevold_Schneider_Wedding [[ Emily & Quenton ]]. Thank you for letting us capture your gorgeous day. Full of family, friends, love and faith. These guys were so laid back, they were so stress free, and the whole day flowed flawlessly! No one was stressed, everyone was able to enjoy this blessed day. The details were amazing; from the family grown flowers, all the way down to the tiniest details, all created by family. Although the day started with rain and clouds, this couple shared their first kiss, the clouds cleared up and the night ended perfectly. Lots of laughter, dancing, and lets not forget the delicious cheese cake! 



Emily's Dad, as he saw his beautiful daughter for the first time that day. Although we were capturing the wedding party walking down the aisle, we could still see the love (and tears) on Dad's face as he saw her. 
Quenton first look! His smile says it all...  Emily's first look; Seriously... all that happiness just glows. 

Ready to have some fun! The Reception

Such an awesome guest book idea! Their guests took a photo with a polaroid then put it into a scrapbook and left a note. 

The toasts were emotional to say the least. The Maid of Honor and Best Man were amazing, and then the Father of the Bride and the Father of the Groom made toasts. And trust us, there were some tears shed, and lots of laughter, but definitely some tears!  The Dances Oh, did we mention the father daughter dance. SO MUCH FUN!  And we can't leave out the guests. All of which came together, some from near, more from far. All to share this glorious day!  Get Kara'd away wishes you both a long, happy marriage full of love and happiness! 

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Wells/Kean Wedding We headed to Lincoln on this beautiful summer day to spend the day with Meggie and Chris. When we arrived they were ahead of schedule and excited to see each other! We headed to First Plymouth Church, which is GORGEOUS! This Church is a photographers dream! After arriving at the Church, it didn't take long until we set up their first look. 

Once they had seen each other, they were ready to see their fur-babies and take a family photo. Meet the two "Dogs of Pawnor" 

Meggie giving her Dad a gift. 


After the ceremony, we went back to the house where the Bride grew up. This porch was built by her father. We had fun taking photos at her childhood home. 

Chris and Meggie's reception was filled with amazing details and so much sentimental value. 

Toward the end of the night, we took advantage of the sunset and the amazing downtown Lincoln views

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Courtney & Alex Courtney & Alex had their ceremony and reception at Noah's venue. It was a HOT summer day, with plenty of sunshine! 

Doesn't get much cuter than this!!!

The First Look

On this HOT day, we found some shade at Lanoha Nurseries, where this gorgeous bridge was located. 

A few photos from the gorgeous ceremony

Noah's venue was beautiful and their flowers were amazing! 

Before the party gets started, we had to get out and get some sunset photos! 

A few reception highlights...

That big smile is because during the toasts, lots of great things were said about him!
And we'll end this post with this photo... Dad says no way, you aren't going for the garter belt... you'll have to ask Courtney & Alex if you weren't there to see what happened. 

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Knoke/Soucie Wedding The wedding day started off at Hair by Randi in Oakland, Iowa. It was pouring rain outside while the girls got their hair and makeup done. 

As we got to the vineyard, the rain went away and the sun came out

Throughout the morning Aaron had 3 notes delivered to Amanda. Each one making her tear up. The final note was right before the wedding when he was ready to see her for the first time. 

Aaron and Amanda did not see each other before their wedding, which made Amanda coming down the aisle an emotional moment.











Although it looked like it was going to storm throughout the wedding, we only battled wind. The weather was cool and perfect! 

Gorgeous photos in the vineyard at Prairie Crossing Winery




After photos at the vineyard it was time to have some fun! 



Some random photos from the reception

From these two photos alone, you should be able to guess how this cake cutting is about to go...












Aaron & Amanda's first dance


And to end the night, I'll leave these right here...

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Decker/Clark Wedding They say rain on your wedding day is good luck... so.... these two are going to have amazing luck! Despite the weather, it was a gorgeous day! We found gorgeous indoor locations for photos and the weather didn't get us down! The Bride had some amazing backup locations in place! We started the day with these fun ladies getting ready! 









Once the Bride was ready, her daughter came down the stairs and saw how beautiful her Mom looked and started crying. It was so sweet! And she was right, her Mom looks stunning!!! 

The Groom is getting read too. He's getting antsy to see his soon to be wife! 










The "first look"

We had fun taking photos at both, the Historic Dodge House and the Union Pacific Railroad Museum. I love the classic look at the Dodge House! 

Ready for the I DO's















Some of their beautiful details

























Instead of a dollar dance, Ashley and Tim served their friends and competed for tips. We had never seen this done before, and it was so much fun to watch! They did a great job and their friends and family enjoyed being served by them! Such a fun idea! 










Cake! They were pretty nice to each other

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Hello World; Meet Olivia. OLIVIA JEANNE ROSE

Friday, May 26th, 2017

[[ 7.7 pounds - 20.75 inches tall ]]

I am not sure she could be any cuter.  David is,(and should be), a PROUD DADDY; he has one of the kindest souls, and sweetest hearts there are. I know he is going to be amazing at this.

He is my first cousin and one of the best!   && Kenzie. Welcome to our family. You seem to fit right in. It was so amazing to watch David make you laugh and smile the whole time.

You guys were so natural and perfect together.

I think you are going to be a wonderful mother & can't wait to watch our kiddos grow up together!  Daddy telling her to calm down, then play talking with her.....

She was clearly not too impresses ;)  Gahhh that big ol' baby grin!! Check out them dimples; as is she wasn't already cute enough!  Parenting isn't a practice, it is a daily learning experience. Your journey as a family is just beginning. May it be filled with happiness, hugs, and honest memories. Capture the big things, let go of the little things. You have life's most precious gift. 

She is all yours. ( well maybe some Grandma's too) .. but it goes fast. Embrace it..

You guys have got this ❤ 

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Sara & Nick We traveled to Atlantic, Iowa to spend this gorgeous Saturday with Sara and Nick. Their ceremony was at The First United Methodist Church and we were excited to see the gorgeous windows this beautiful Church had. 


Sara dress, flowers, shoes...all her details were stunning! 


Sara not only wanted a first look with her soon to be husband, it was also important that she have a first look with both of her Dads. It was an emotional time as all three important men in her life saw her for the first time that day. 


The gorgeous wedding party 












Sara & Nick


A few from their ceremony at this amazing Church





















In between the Ceremony and the Reception, the wedding party stopped at a bar called Rumors to play some darts and de-stress a bit. 











The reception took place at The Cass County Community Building, also in Atlantic, Iowa. Sara and Nick made an entrance showing their guests it was time to have some fun! 


First dances 





















The wedding party, ready to have some fun! 

If you've never seen this game at a wedding reception, you are missing out! 











The bouquet toss! We couldn't leave out all 4 of these photos! 





















Nick's turn! 














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Brooke & Damon Prom 2017
Brooke Harold && Damon Wilson [PROM 2017] - Abraham Lincoln High School. 

Neither rain or clouds were going to shadow over the contagious smiles of these 2!! They started high school out with their first dance, Homecoming 2013 and ended with their Senior Prom 2017. 






I am not quite sure it gets much cuter :) 








He was such a gentleman & let Brooke wear his coat .. after their team effort to get it off (haha)!! 





They are just so naturally gorgeous! 







&& then a few of Brooke & Carrie. Her mom has to be so proud. Brooke is my younger cousin and watching Damon open the car door to help her out, and simply watching them grow up and have these fun memories makes my heart warm! I can only imagine how Mama felt!! 




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Spring Wedding at Castle Unicorn Meet Mr. & Mrs. Swisher! 


Brittney started her morning off by receiving some gorgeous roses from her adorable, loving son. He was as proud of them as she was! 


Brittney and Jeremy's first look


Is that an adorable family or what?!?


The wedding party was full of fun! They knew how to pose for formal pics and make the perfect silly faces for our fun pics! 






We had a bit of a delay because right before the wedding a storm decided to blow through. However, it was quick, and then brought us beautiful skies! They say rain on your wedding day is lucky!





They did this all on their own, and I love them for it! Perfection! 



The made of honor and best man had some amazing speeches... however...

this little man made a speech after theirs that stole the show! 







The end of the evening left us with a gorgeous sunset


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Gorgeous Wedding at Saint Cecilia Cathedral We started the morning off at Garbo's Salon in midtown as the girls got ready for the day. Once everyone was ready, we headed to Saint Cecilia Cathedral Church, one of the prettiest churches I've seen! We finished the night off at The Ridge in Elkhorn. The atmosphere was amazing! There was so much love in the air, and they had one of the friendliest wedding parties we've ever gotten the pleasure to work with! Many memories were made as they danced, took fun photos at their photo booth, and as the Brides Sisters sang their toast to her. Definitely a night to remember for all 




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Gorgeous Wedding at the Durham Museum This perfect day started off with the girls getting ready at Hotel Deco in the Old Market, which is the perfect backdrop for gorgeous getting ready photos! Then we headed to the Durham museum which was overwhelmingly gorgeous! The large open space,  beautiful surroundings, the up lighting, their decor... all amazing!!! We had so many fun trains and props to take photos with. Than, to top off this amazing experience, they got keys to a friends apartment that has access to the roof, overlooking the Durham Museum. This wedding was truly a photographers dream! 

Their first look ended up being right at check in time at Hotel Deco. The lobby was packed and the elevators were busy with long lines. So our first look was a bit more hectic than we had hoped, but the look on the Grooms face when he saw his beautiful bride was exactly what she was going for! 

Seeing her Dad for the first time was equally as emotional


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Summer Wedding at Castle Unicorn It was a gorgeous day for an outdoor wedding! We spent the morning at the Mother of the Bride's house, while the wedding party shared lots of laughs as they got their hair and makeup done. Once they were ready, we headed to Castle Unicorn in Glenwood, Iowa where the guys smoked cigars and got ready as well. There were lots of happy tears and everyone at Castle Unicorn that day could feel the love between the newlyweds and they said their vows and danced the night away. 


When we showed up in the morning, one of the first things we saw was the amazing Father of the Bride bring all of the girls coffee. He scored big points in my book! What a great Dad. 

The Groom showing up at Castle Unicorn. He has no idea his Bride can see him walking up

Tears are being shed before the wedding begins

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McCrady_Pogge Wedding - Omaha, Council Bluffs Wedding Photography The details of this wedding were amazing! Everywhere you looked was gorgeous, from the wonderful riverfront views  to the gorgeous flowers by Petal Pusher out of Sioux City. 

Speaking of gorgeous... so in love with this dress! Such a beautiful Bride! 

These photos of the men were taken by 2nd shooter Stephanie Smith with S. Smith Photography. She had a lot of fun taking pictures of the guys (and I think the guys were having a blast getting them taken ;) )

Such a fun wedding party! 

The ceremony was out near the river... flowers floating in the fountain.... perfection!

Some photos from the reception (Garter belt toss wins photo of the year, LOVE his expression)

End of night photos when the sun is going down is a MUST!  (Having a really fun wedding party helps make amazing pics too ;) )

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The Smeal Wedding - Get Kara'd away - Omaha/Council Bluffs Wedding Photographer They say rain on your wedding day is good luck, so these Brides will have plenty of good luck! Rain or shine, the wedding was perfect and the Brides looked gorgeous! 

The wedding party made sure there was never a dull moment! They were so much fun!!!

Everyone in the room could feel the love between these two! It was a beautiful ceremony. 

The dances were fun to watch. Clearly these Brides are Daddy's little girls! 

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Adam & Shelly 3/14/15 - Get Kara'd away - Omaha/Council Bluffs Wedding Photographer The details of this wedding were perfect and gorgeous! My second photographer (Stephanie Smith) and I had a fabulous time photographing the day! 

Wedding Details - Omaha Wedding Photographer The Ring Bearer was stealing the show while the Bride and Groom were getting ready for the wedding. So much cuteness! 

The ceremony was an intimate ceremony with a guitarist whose music made it difficult to keep your eyes dry. The song choices were absolutely perfect. 

I hope every wedding I ever photograph has multiple farms we can go to for photos :) Such an amazing backdrop for pictures! 

The toasts were emotional. Even editing the pictures were making me tear up. I left most of these for the Bride and Groom to enjoy with just their families. The love within their families certainly shows in these photos. 

Thank you Adam and Shelly for letting Get Kara'd away capture your perfect day! Congratulations on your marriage!

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Omaha, NE/ Council Bluffs, IA Cake smashes We LOVE doing cake smashes! It's a wonderful way to capture your little ones true expressions on camera. They aren't worried about the camera in their face. They are focused on the delicious sugary treat! Because of that, their little personalities shine right through! Cake smashes are made easier by using seamless paper from Butcher Paper King (click here to go to their website) because we are able to select a background color to match your little ones outfit or cake.  Contact Get Kara'd away to schedule your babies first birthday! [email protected] 

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Council Bluffs and Omaha Tae Kwon Doe Photography (Karate) Just a few of the photos taken from Sanders ATA in Council Bluffs. To see more, view portfolio, then Tae Kwon Doe. These pictures were a blast to take! We took them in front of the green screen and the kids were able to show off their best moves.


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Council Bluffs and Omaha are sports photography These awesome girls came down to the studio and took their pictures in front of a green screen so we could do some fun memory mates for them. The bright letters on the memory mates are there to help the parents decide which memory mate they want to order.

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