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!
For the past few years, I have been wanting to give away a wedding package to a couple that is planning their big day. This past August I finally pulled the trigger and began to promote the giveaway. I was surprised at how many people entered for the chance to win a free wedding photography package! I had people who wanted to enter answer a questionnaire that I put together. Kaitlyn and Adam entered and won this giveaway!
Over the years I have come to find that the more comfortable a couple is with you as a person, the more comfortable they will be in front of the camera. This is why I love to grab a coffee or a beer with couples when they are considering booking Lara and I for their […]
I met Erin in 2019 at a wedding. Actually, she was a bridesmaid in Blair‘s wedding (a recent CCP Bride). It’s still so crazy to me that people enjoy the time that they have with Lara and me as bridesmaids and groomsmen, that they reach out to us to shoot their wedding when they get […]
You never know what you are going to get as far as the weather when you plan an outdoor wedding in October. Kansas has a way of keeping Brides and photographers on our toes! I normally watch the weather pretty close the week of a wedding and always am praying for sunshine with little to no wind. Our weather was seriously PERFECT ☀️
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!