Bringing the west coast to Kansas City. {Julie & Ben’s wedding}


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August 10, 2010

Bringing the west coast to Kansas City. {Julie & Ben’s wedding}






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World travelin’, sustainability guru, humanitarian, foster and adoptive mommin’, photographer, photobooth-er, educator, multiple hat wearing entrepreneur. This girl’s love language is hugs and her tank is filled by serving others. You can find her under a palm tree, on a mountain, renovating a vintage trailer/house or running through the sprinklers with her husband, two boys and three fur babies.

So much for me trying to keep my blog posts down to 12-15 photos. You see.. I keep getting these really incredible couples that I get to shoot on their wedding day that give me such amazing expressions, show so much love, and I am just surrounded by some really neat people.. always. I just can’t help but want to tell their entire story. So if you get bored looking through so many, I’m sorry. But you can see below, why I have such a hard time. They are all so stinking fun. (And it doesn’t help that Julie is one of my favorite people on the planet.)

And Julie and Ben couldn’t be any more perfect for each other. I love them both and was so touched just seeing how they have grown together just from the time I met Ben for the first time a few months ago in L.A. for their engagement session, to their wedding day here in KC in July.

Congratulations love birds! I am so proud of you both.
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This reminds me of the “Can’t hear, can’t see, can’t speak.”
Only maybe, “My hands are sweaty, my face is sweaty, my eyes are burning because my forehead is so sweaty.” {ha} Oh summer in the midwest how we love you.

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Yes…… I captured the oh so sweet tear wiping.
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Favorite? So sexy!Renkoski Blog028

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ICE ICE BABY! Check out all the “icing” from the entire night here.
Even the BRIDE got iced.Renkoski Blog033
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  1. Josie says:

    Jana- You took some pretty amazing photographs! They are all so GREAT!
    Julie you are an incredible woman and friend; truly one of a kind- Ben is a lucky man. I could be happier that you found someone like him to spend your forever with. I wish you both the best and many years of happiness together!

  2. Teresa says:

    Pictures of happy smiles and laughter. Way to go. T

  3. nettie (jeanette) says:

    GREAT pictures..but then how could it be any other way with such beautiful people!!

  4. Julie says:

    Jana…seriously be more awesome! I LOVE the pictures!!! They're better than i ever could have imagined! And not only did you take FABULOUS pictures, but i had soo much fun with you! Thanks so much! Love you!

  5. jen says:

    great photos! Jana, you are amazing! I had so much fun that day!

  6. Carol says:

    Jana, your pictures are so great! Wow! You did a wonderful job! Thank you so much!

  7. Angela says:

    Jana, you really captured the essence of love, warmth, and joy that carried the wedding day! All the essentials are here from Liz's hanger and all the details of the reception (like Ben's periodic table of elements seating chart) to the exuberant dancing. You also captured the small moments of intimacy between Ben and Julie. Most impressive, there's no sheen of sweat on faces or clothing in that KC heat we had! It was wonderful to meet you and hang out with you and your date, especially at the rehearsal dinner when you actually got to relax! Blessings and heartfelt appreciation for sharing your gift with Ben and Julie and all of us!

  8. JanaMarie says:

    Thank you SO much Angela! Seriously. It was such a blessing to be such a huge part of their day.. and getting to spend it with them. I was honored!

    They are such a beautiful couple.. with beautiful family.. and beautiful friends. I loved the whole experience from L.A. to KC ::smiles::

    And of course, I adore Julie (and Ben) and their creativity they bounced energy and enthusiasm back and forth allowing me to get some super awesome stuff! I love their expressions.

    Thank you for such sweet words! I appreciate it 🙂

  9. Sarah says:

    Wow, what a fun couple and the pictures capture the feelings and emotions so well…………….these are beautiful and what a beautiful and sincerely happy couple!!

  10. Gina Snead says:

    Im so happy for both of you…I dont think i have seen two people more perfect for each other than the two of you! I remember when you first started dating! Best wishes to you…I know you will be very happy together! LOVE YOU!!! xoxox

  11. Gina says:

    The pictures are amazing!!! My favorite….Where Dad and Julie are standing at the alter and MOM has her tissue! You captured the moment!!!

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