Welcome to the CCP Blog! This is a special place where I will be sharing favorite images from wedding days, tips to help you plan your wedding, family life in the Cerna household and just random thoughts from my brain! I love creating content and sharing aspects of my life that involve faith, family life, and cute pictures of our kids!
A few ago our family went to Houston to visit my family. It was going to be a super short trip (Arriving Friday and leaving Monday) so I wasn’t planning on setting up any hangouts with friends or sessions. I even purposely left my laptop at home so that I would not be tempted to work while we were on “vacation”, even though a 4 day trip with 24+ hours of driving doesn’t sound very relaxing.
Did you WOW when you saw how stunning Anne and Guy in these photos? I thought the same thing when they pulled up for their session and got out of their car! Anne and Guy both live in the College Hill area of Wichita, so naturally, they wanted to incorporate the area into their session. I’m so glad we chose to shoot at the Crown Uptown….
Let’s be honest, having your photos taken can feel extremely awkward! Add in being “lovey-dovey” and we have a recipe for awkward soup. As Emily, Brett, and I made our way to our first shooting location I asked them if they were nervous at all. They admitted they were a little nervous but that they were also excited. I make it a top priority to help my CCP Brides and Grooms feel comfortable in front of my camera and if I’m honest with you, I didn’t have to work very hard to help Emily and Brett be comfortable.
Lately I’ve been thinking about how awesome my CCP Brides and Grooms are. Seriously, they are amazing and super sweet people! Shelby and James are no exception to that. Our session was filled with laughs and some pretty hilarious faces made by James 😂. These two wanted to shoot downtown and I was excited to do so! Naturally, we hit up a parking garage to capture some great views of the city!
When I think back to Dallas and Chas’ wedding day there are a few things that immediately come to mind. The first thing was their decision to read their vows to one another after their first look. I have never photographed a couple doing this before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.
One of my favorite things about photographing weddings is becoming friends with our couples. Easton and Blair’s wedding was a little different for Lara and I though since we were already friends with them prior to photographing their wedding. Lara actually works with Blair!
Our family absolutely adores Landon and Baylee! We make it a point to have dinner with them once a month. Anyone who knows these two has probably asked the question “When are you guys gonna get married?!”. Well, the proposal has OFFICIALLY happened! Keep reading and you will find out how it happened.
The Lawerences are close friends of our family and we absolutely adore them! I’ll me words short and sweet for this post. They are a part of our community of faith and we hangout with them on a weekly basis. They wanted to get family photos taken before a HUGE adventure that they are taking this summer.
This session is quite possibly my favorite session of all time! Here are 2 reasons why. 1.) Alyssa and Jacob are seriously the most perfect couple ever! They were naturals in front of the camera and their love for one another shines through these photos. 2.) Their photos represent EXACTLY what I want to aim for in every session as far as editing/lighting goes. This year I have been trying to hone in on my “style” and I finally feel like I have it. I am aiming for colorful and rich tones and bright lighting!
Last week our Family traveled to Houston for my youngest brothers graduation. I was hoping to be able to do a session while I was in town and wouldn’t you know it, Angie commented on one of my posts the week before we were leaving and said “If you could come to Houston so we could hire you for a family session, that would be great! 😁”. And just like that, their session was scheduled! I’ve known Angie since high-school and got to meet her husband a few years ago at our friend Cynthia’s wedding. I had not however met little David yet, don’t worry you’ll get to see just how cute he is in the photos below!