Jessica and Joey are the type of couple who value their nearest and dearest. Their intimate wedding was held the weekend before Christmas at the Historic Ramsay building in downtown Joplin. They designed a beautiful wedding that was casual but elegant, complete with sophisticated details and timeless glamour.  

As I went about documenting their wedding day, I could see how close Jessica is with her family. Her sisters and their parents shared many special moments throughout the day, and her grandfather even officiated the ceremony. The expression on Joey's face when he first saw his beautiful bride walking down the aisle was truly unforgettable! You can see how much he adores Jessica by the way he looks at her.

Their reception was filled with meaningful toasts, family portraits, and probably the most epic bouquet toss battle I've ever witnessed! Jessica's bridesmaid Clara won, hands down. That girl was serious! We all had a good laugh after her victory. 

After dinner, we stole Jessica and Joey away for a few moments to capture some portraits of the happy newlyweds. Nighttime portraiture is becoming a staple in my repertoire as a photographer, and I enjoy meeting the challenges that it brings. Sa'dia and I love to try new techniques with the Ice Light - creating one-of-a-kind images for our couples that aren't your average portraits. 

I enjoyed getting to know Jessica, Joey, and their families during our time together. They created so many memories with one another on their wedding day, and it was an honor to be there. Their entire family was incredibly kind, gracious, and considerate. I've been lucky that I've gotten to work with some of the most wonderful families during my career, and I wish all of them much happiness and love. 

Thank you so much, Joey and Jessica - may you be blessed abundantly in your marriage!


Venue: The Ramsay

Flowers: Emily Fish

Bride's Hair and Makeup: Heather Ward - Salon 529

Bridal Gown: Norma's Inline Fashions

Photography Support: Sa'dia Luallen-Blattert