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!
This engagement session was full of multiple firsts! This was actually Lara’s first engagement session that she has tagged along to photograph with me and I loved having her there. Not only does she capture amazing photos, but she also brings a relaxed energy that balances out my “over the top-ness” during a session. Next […]
So I have to give a shout out to Erica and Brett! You wouldn’t be able to tell by these photos, BUT it was like 30 degrees out during their session and they trucked through it with smiles on their faces and didn’t complain once! You guys are the real MVP’s! When I first connected […]
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 […]
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!
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.
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!
Many people don’t realize this, but your engagement session is the best representation of how your photographer experience will go on your wedding day. This is why taking engagement photos of couples whose wedding I am photographing is super important to Lara and I. We are able to get comfortable around one another during this initial shoot and work through some of the jitters that come with being in front of a camera.