In late February I got to meet Jessica, one of her best friends and her grandmother, Janice. Jessica was looking to replace her photographer who was no longer able to photograph her wedding. After meeting with the three ladies I was excited for the opportunity to photograph Jessica and Hunter's wedding as Jessica and her gals were so open, nice, sweet and fun to talk with. A few days later Hunter and Jessica submitted their contract and we were a go! I was really looking forward to it!
THEN the Covid19 pandemic hit. Mid March we were all ordered to stay home and begin social distancing. The thought hit me as I'm sure hit other wedding photographers, brides, mothers of brides, venue owners, caterers, DJs and more . . . will this pandemic be over in time for my bride to get to enjoy her big day? This is the day many women have been dreaming of and planning since we could walk. Now we were in a weird predicament. I wanted to make things as least stressful for Jessica as I could. In late April I touched base with Jessica to see where things were at and how things were playing out on her end. She was optimistic that the wedding would still take place, whether it be a small intimate ceremony of 10 people or at the venue as planned or close to planned. June 20th finally rolled around and she was able to have several guests at her originally planned venue in downtown Kansas City at The DeLeon Event Space and Chapel. Unfortunately not everyone was able to make it due to living outside of the KC area and plane flights being a little scary these days, but many were able to be there and anxious to see Hunter and Jessica unite as one.
I walked into the bridal suite to find Jessica and her bridesmaid finishing up hair and make up, relaxed, giggling and ready for the big day. I began to snap a few fun shots of the girls, her dress, shoes, earrings, necklace and the happenings of the afternoon. Below you will find some of my favorite photographs from Mr. & Mrs. Bassler's beautiful wedding day.