Karen + Jake | Haseltine Estate Wedding, Springfield MO

Jake & Karen’s wedding day was a dream. I have been counting down the days for what feels like forever. I’m truly blessed to work with such kindhearted couples. They are just a gorgeous couple, both inside & out! It’s not a surprise that I officially surpassed the highest number photos I’ve ever taken on a wedding day.

This beautiful Fall day began with the girls doing their hair & makeup and being pampered in the bridal suite. Not to be outdone, Jake & his groomsmen received haircuts in the groom’s suite. Both groups were having a blast relaxing and spending time with their friends. After each shared a drink, it was time for everybody to get dressed and continue celebrating the day away.

In the quiet and shade of the tree-lined driveway, Jake and Karen shared a first look along with their personal vows to one another. This sweet moment was beyond beautiful, filled with so much emotion and love for one another. I could literally have kept them there forever taking more and more photos. But their sweet pups were waiting and we couldn’t forget about their awesome wedding party. We had fun making sure to get photos with all of their favorite people before the guests started arriving.

The sun was shining down as the guests all gathered for the ceremony. The seats were filled with loved ones excited to share in this newest chapter of Karen & Jake’s love story! They exchanged rings and vows before officially being pronounced husband and wife. The newlyweds made their way back down the aisle together, filled with so much joy. Seriously, this is always my favorite part of a wedding day!

The live music from cocktail hour serenaded us as we completed family portraits and then it was time for the wedding party to make their entrance! Everyone danced their way into the reception as the guests cheered them in! Before dinner we gathered everybody onto the dance floor for a quick group photo before sending everyone off to a yummy dinner by Simply Delicious. After a few golden hours portraits, the wedding party toasted the newlyweds with love before Karen and Jake shared some special dances. After cutting their cake, the rest of the night was filled with dessert, dancing, and drinks as everyone celebrated the night away. A perfect ending to a perfect day!

Karen & Jake, Congratulations again! Thank You for choosing to share your day with us. I am so thankful to know you both. I cannot wait to watch as you continue your beautiful story together.

Lots of Love,


Bridal Gown | Normans Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses | AZAZIE
Beverage Service | Simply Delicious Bartending
Cake | Megan Hill
Makeup Artistry | Makeup by Meghan
Men’s Hair | Rogue Barber Co.
Videography | STEM Visuals
Wedding Coordinator | RileyJo Designs & Events
Wedding Venue | Haseltine Estate


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