ericamay photography blog: thought studio.

The photo blog of

Kansas City Wedding: Tara and Tom February 2, 2009

Tara and Tom were married this past weekend on one of the most gorgeous days I’ve ever experienced in January. The beautiful weather fit perfectly with their beautiful wedding ceremony and reception. Tara did a fantastic job with the details of their day — she thought of everything! There were so many great and personalized details that I’ll be dedicating a post in the next few days specifically to the details of their wedding day. :)

For now, I’m so excited to share with you the portraits, ceremony and reception photos!

Tara has great style. I have a minor obsession with birdcage veils and lacy wedding dresses. Tara looked absolutely amazing — all day, I kept thinking that she looked like a movie star from a decade gone by. I love these bridal portraits… love, love, love them.



Whoa… seriously… Tara, you are beautiful!


Add in the lucky groom… and we have a cute couple on our hands. :)


The weather was unseasonally nice — in the 60s! — so we took advantage of it and opted for a portrait session in the park! These photos were all taken at Loose Park near the Plaza. They’re all proof that outdoor photos in the winter can still be lovely!


The bride and the bridesmaids all wore “fur” stolls, handmade by Tara’s grandmother! I love the classic, vintage feel that their outfits have. Everything really just fit together so well.






The church was perfect for photography — their ceremony was beautiful and traditional, and I just loved how interactive Tara and Tom were throughout the service. There are so many photos of them whispering and smiling with each other, and I love that! :) They waited to see each other until the ceremony, so I’m sure it was hard to contain their excitement. Here are some of my favorites from the ceremony:







Husband and wife! :) The flower girl and ring bearer were so cute and entertained even on the way back down the aisle!


Tara and Tom’s reception was at the Uptown Theater in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. It was a gorgeous venue and really added to the elegant feel of their entire day. It also fit well with the Tara-as-an-old-time-movie-star look. It was just so classy and the details were beautiful (photos of those to come later)!









Congratulations, Tara and Tom! Thank you so much for choosing ericamay photography to capture your special day. It was a joy to be there.


Family and friends, click here to sign the guestbook for the online album! You’ll be automatically notified when all of the photos are available online.


17 Responses to “Kansas City Wedding: Tara and Tom”

  1. Second picture down is probably the best bridal portrait I’ve ever seen from you! AMAZING! love the texture of the wall and her tranquil look…just perfect! everything just fits so well!

    another awesome job!!!

  2. Heather Says:

    She does have impeccable taste…I love the marquis sign at the end…goes with the old hollywood feel! Your photographs are always breathtaking Erica!

  3. Tara Says:

    Best. Pictures. Ever.

    Thank you so much! Re: whispering during the ceremony: Tom said, “Tara, stop talking, people are watching us!” LOL.

  4. shirley Says:

    Absolutely stunning bride. Beautiful photos as well.

  5. Lauryn Says:

    Yay for the goofy dude in red dancing. . . my favorite, however, was the picture in front of the sign! awesome. I think it says it all. Great job Erica!

  6. Jeff Says:

    Your photos just keep getting better and better. You are so blessed with talent! WOW!

  7. Betsy Says:

    Gorgeous, Erica. (And I’m jealous of the fact you got to shoot a bride w/a birdcage veil! I am SO waiting for that to happen! :) The image of them in front of the arch window w/ the neon sign outside- so cool. Beautiful job!

  8. Mandy Hank Says:

    Erica- your last shot is awesome! Totally cool

  9. […] Tara and Tom’s wedding this past weekend was filled with fantastic details, as I shared in their previous post. All of the details — from the dresses and flowers, to the programs and centerpieces — were all thought-out and coordinated in a classy, elegant way. […]

  10. Beverly Says:

    As one of the grandmother’s, It was beautiful, the pictures show it!

  11. michelle Says:

    These are absolutely STUNNING….if I was getting married AGAIN I would definately need your number. All the shots are great. You get all aspects of the party and that is truely meaningful to the bride and groom after the day has come and gone. You really have a niche for what you are doing GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tara-you were probably a very easy subject to work with because you were GEORGEOUS on your special day!

  12. MOB Sharlene Says:

    Tara, you are simply stunning. Great job on the photos Erica. Keep them coming.

  13. Bill & Dorothy Stroud Says:

    Wow! We weren’t even there, and we enjoyed it! (This is L. Burris’ mom and dad in Arizona.)

  14. Bill & Dorothy Stroud Says:

    We weren’t even there, and we enjoyed it! (This is L. Burris’ mom and dad in Arizona.)

  15. Bill & Dorothy Stroud Says:

    Blessings on everyone involved, including the photographer, from Leanne’s B.’s parents.

  16. Leanne Burris Says:


    How do I get a look at more of Tara and Tom’s Wedding pictures? My husband and girls were in the wedding. Do I have to get them from Tara or can you email them to me?
    By the way….. VERY impressive, beautiful pictures. I have spent several hours looking at people I don’t even know.


  17. What’s Taking place i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I have discovered It positively
    helpful and it has helped me out loads. I’m hoping to contribute &
    aid different customers like its aided me.
    Good job.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s