Stacey Zoll Photography: Blog https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog en-us Stacey Zoll Photography (Stacey Zoll Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:10:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:10:00 GMT https://www.staceyzphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u756453646-o160231611-50.jpg Stacey Zoll Photography: Blog https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog 80 120 Rose Gold Wedding in Wichita, Kansas | Stacey Zoll Photography https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2017/8/glamorous-wedding-in-wichita-kansas Welcome!  As many of us are enjoying this "Back to School" season, these newlyweds are enjoying their first days as Mr. & Mrs.! Last Saturday I had the pleasure of photographing the glamorous "rose gold" themed wedding of Cameron & Breanna in Wichita, Kansas.

The day began at the Central Community Church in Wichita, a beautiful church that easily accommodated all of the family members and guests.  The event was coordinated and planned by Ms. Tamara Ammons of Signature Weddings by Tamara.  The sanctuary and reception were decorated gorgeously by The Stylish Soirées Events & Design, with draped soft pink and glittering fabrics, crystal chandeliers, roses, and additional crystals and personal touches.  Prior to the ceremony, the guests viewed a charming pre-wedding video put together by Bray Films (see it here), about the Bride & Groom's relationship and hope for the future.  The Bride walked down the aisle with her Father, a Bishop in their church, among a beautiful hand-laid aisle design made with rose petals.  As is any event with this group, the music was performed live and A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!  The singers during the ceremony could rival any gospel choir with their beautiful voices and stage presence.  You couldn't help but clap, tap your foot, and sing along, even if you didn't know the words!

The reception was held at the Drury Plaza Broadview Hotel, Wichita, and was also lavishly decorated by the Stylish Soirees.  The wedding party was introduced to energetic music as they strutted their stuff on the raised runway in the center of the reception venue.  Giant L-O-V-E lighted letters occupied the corner by the exquisite 7-tiered wedding cake, and guests enjoyed a plated sit-down dinner as family members shared their messages of love, support, and encouragement to the Bride & Groom.  Last, but not least, there was a "mirror-me" photo booth and candy bar provided for the guests as well.

The love of Christ was present throughout the day as people gathered to celebrate this young couple as they vowed to love one another for the rest of their days.  I am excited for what their marriage has in store for them and their future family.  I know they will be blessed as they honor God and one another as He calls us to.  Thank you Breanna & Cameron for letting me witness your love story, and may your life be filled with love, laughter, and Happily Ever After in Christ!  To view more highlights from this event please click here to head over to their wedding gallery.
 

The many vendors that came together to make this event a success are:
 
Wedding Dress Boutique: Dress Gallery
Florist: Angela's Flowers
Wedding Cake: W.O.W. Cakes (World of Wedding Cakes)
Videography: Bray Films
DJ Services: Mario Barnes
Photo Booth: Mirror Me Foto
Caterer: Corporate Caterers 
Wedding Coordinator/Event Planner: Signature Weddings by Tamara
Wedding Decor & Design: The Stylish Soirées Events & Design
Limo Services: World Wide Limo

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Wetmore Wedding - K + L | Professional Topeka Photographer Stacey Zoll Photography https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2017/7/wetmore-kansas-wedding-topeka-photographer Hey, hey, hey! I am excited to share a few previews with you from last Saturday's wedding in the small town of Wetmore, Kansas, near Holton.  What a blast it was!  The couple got ready and held their ceremony at the Bride's home parish of St. James in Wetmore, Kansas.  It was clear by the friends and family that came out for the event that the couple is dearly loved and supported by many! They had a packed ceremony and reception; what a blessing!

The reception was also held at the St. James Parish Hall but we took a small detour to go take a few photos around town.  After the ceremony we went to visit the Groom's grandmother who was unable to make it to the ceremony.  She lit up to see them and they even brought her a corsage of her own.  It was a sweet moment that I am sure all will cherish.

The Bridal Party had a party bus for the transportation after so they had loosened up quite a bit before we hit Main Street in Wetmore, where we took a few more shots of the Bridal Party and the couple before heading over the big party.  The reception had a great DJ that kept the party moving and everyone clearly had a great time.  The Bride's sisters made a photo slide show of the Bride & Groom growing up, and of course photos of their time together, to share with the crowd.  The venue was decorated with a ton of personalized bottles, jars, flowers, photos, etc.  It was clear a lot of work went into this day, and a great day it was!

Keri & Logan - thanks so much for choosing me to photograph your wedding and engagement! I had such a great time, and know your marriage will be wonderful as your love for one another and your friendship is evident to all who see you together.  May you always love one another with the love Christ has for year, and may your marriage be forever blessed!
 

The other vendors that made this day at success are:
 
DJ Services: Jay Diamond
Caterer: Trails Cafe, Holton, KS
Hair Stylists: New York Hair Affair, Holton, KS - Julie Hesed and Tami Shoemaker


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Topeka Wedding at Highland Park Methodist with Vinewood Reception https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2017/7/topeka-wedding-vinewood-highland-park-methodist Hello readers! Today I am excited to share with you the wedding of Megan & Dylan, a sweet couple from wonderful families that happily said their vows last Saturday.  I had so much fun working with this group of people and witnessing their commitment to God and one another.  I am confident their marriage will be blessed through their shared love and commitment to Jesus Christ.

The couple was married at the Highland Park United Methodist Church in Topeka, Kansas.  Not only was it a beautiful church and ceremony, but it is the same place the Bride's parents said their own vows decades before!  I really enjoyed the sermon, it reminded me very much of my own wedding actually.  It was not only personalized but personable and included a few laughs, but of course focused on the couple's desire to honor God through their marriage.

After the ceremony the wedding party and I headed over to the Ted Ensley gardens for some outdoor portraits before crossing the street to attend the reception at The Vinewood.  The reception was a lot of fun with great music, food, and company!  The security for the night was nice enough to offer his police car for some fun group photos also!  So don't worry, no arrests actually took place in the making of these photographs. =)

Megan & Dylan, thanks so much for choosing me to be a part of your special wedding.  Of course I wish you the very best, and had such a great time photographing this wonderful occasion.  God Bless your marriage always, and may your love for one another grow stronger in Christ with each passing year.

Want to see more?! Head over to the Bride & Groom's personal wedding gallery on the SZP website to view their wedding highlights!
 

Here is a shout out to the other vendors that helped make this event a success!
 
Floral: Chinell's Wedding Florals
Wedding Cake: Randy Gales
Wedding Dress: Casablanca from Celebrations of the Heart
DJ: Rick Stanley Entertainment
Videographer: Jeremy Dykeman
Linens: Linens by Marlen
Caterer: Pacha's by the pound
 
To learn more about Stacey Zoll Photography please visit staceyzphotography.com.  SZP is based in Topeka, Kansas and offers portrait, wedding, and event photography services for all occasions!
 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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A Fun, Outdoor Wedding in Alma, Kansas | Topeka, Kansas Photographer Stacey Zoll Photography https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2017/5/outdoor-wedding-alma-kansas-topeka-photographer Happy Spring! A couple of weekends ago I was happy to photograph a wedding for a lovely couple on their gorgeous property in Alma, Kansas.  This Kansas State University wedding was setup outdoors with some hay bale seating for ceremony guests, a large tent for the reception, and, of course, touches of purple & white throughout as the decor.

The happy couple share a home with their three dogs that were entertaining in their own ways throughout the day!  It is so funny how the personality of an animal can come through in such a short time - there was the wild girl who just wanted to be outside in the creek running through the property chasing bugs (who luckily did NOT get muddy paws on the Bride's dress, though the same couldn't be said for the living room! LOL), the guard dog who could have used a Xanax that day since the guests did not clear their arrival with her beforehand, and then the little shy gal that just quietly looked around and hoped people didn't show her too much attention.  So anyway, enough about dogs I suppose...

The day was full of laughter, some chaos, and a large group of family and friends enjoying each other's company and ready to celebrate the couple.  The quick ceremony was followed by dinner (catering and bartending provided by Friendship House) a few speeches, the cutting of the cake, the couple's first dance, parent dances, and then the guests enjoyed the outdoors including a bonfire, and games of horseshoes and cornhole.  The Bride's sister was unable to attend the wedding due to being deployed.  I know she was missed (as shown in the photo below!), and thank you to her sister (also named Stacey!) for her service.  The day was a definite success, and it was a fun time!

The couple and I snuck away during the reception to take some photos on their awesome property that includes multiple acres of trees, grasses, a large creek, firepit, etc!  If I was a dog (or a human!), I would be happy to live there too!

Thanks so much to Jenn & Bill for allowing me to share in your day!  You are a wonderful couple and it was a pleasure working with you and your family & friends.  May your life together be blessed, and your love grow stronger with each passing year!  Head on over to their online gallery on the SZP website to view their wedding day!

Stacey Zoll is a professional photographer based in Topeka, Kansas that also serves Manhattan, Lawrence and other areas surrounding Topeka.  Wedding service areas include Topeka, Lawrence, Kansas City, Wichita, and other surrounding areas.  SZP  offers portrait services for Glamour / BoudoirEngagementWeddingMaternitySeniors & Teens, Family and more!  For more information about SZP or to contact me to schedule your own session, please visit my website below! God Bless!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

 

 

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Topeka Wedding at Great Overland Station | Professional Photographer Stacey Zoll Photography https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2017/4/topeka-wedding-photographer-great-overland-station  
Why hello! This wedding and reception both took place at the historic Great Overland Station in Topeka, Kansas this past February.  It made for a large area that was accommodating to all of the guests and has a pretty balcony area overlooking the main area for extended seating & viewing.  You can visit the venue's website for more information regarding the historical significance of the station.  As is often the case when I am the photographer, we lucked out with some pretty awesome weather for a winter wedding! (Awesome according to my opinion that is, which means it wasn't freezing and the sun was out!! YAY!!).
 
This Adorable couple is so sweet and kind and were such a pleasure to work with.  Their wedding colors were a blush pink and dark blue, and their decor and fresh flowers were fun and beautiful and represented the couple well.   The welcome table had many cute details but my favorite was their "Shake it like a Polaroid picture" song reference as their greeters snapped a photo of the guests as they arrived for their guest book.  What a fun new trend to remember guests and make it personal!
 
The couple chose to do a First Look prior to the ceremony so we could complete most of the family formals beforehand and they could go right into the reception afterward.  The ceremony was short and sweet and consisted of hand-written vows by the Bride & Groom.  A friend of theirs was ordained for the event in order to be the one to announce them "Mr. & Mrs." 
 
The reception, with DJ services provided by Marcus of Affordable Pro DJ Service, was full of fun, laughter, and happily ever after as the guests drank, laughed, and danced the night away.  
 
This was an all-around great day and it was such a pleasure sharing in their celebration.  Thanks so much to the happy couple for having me as your photographer.  I wish a lifetime of happiness, encouragement, and God's blessings. May your love grow deeper with each passing day, and may your always look at one another as you did this day!  Sincerely, Stacey
 
Vendors: 
 
Venue: Great Overland Station , Topeka KS
Floral Arrangements: Absolute Design by Brenda
DJ Services: Affordable Professional DJ Service
Wedding Cake/Catering: Sweet Dreams
Wedding Dress: David's Bridal
 

Stacey Zoll is a professional photographer based in Topeka, Kansas that also serves Manhattan, Lawrence and other areas surrounding Topeka.  Wedding service areas include Topeka, Lawrence, Kansas City, Wichita, and other surrounding areas.  SZP  offers portrait services for Glamour / BoudoirEngagementWeddingMaternitySeniors & Teens, Family and more!  For more information about SZP or to contact me to schedule your own session, please visit my website below! God Bless!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

 

 

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Topeka Engagement | M + B | Professional Photographer Stacey Zoll Photography https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2017/2/topeka-engagement-photographer-with-dogs Welcome back photo viewers! Today I have the pleasure of sharing a preview of Molly & Brent's recent engagement session.  I would love to share the whole thing with you (especially a couple of hilarious outtakes), but alas, I must narrow them down, so here are my top images that I just couldn't resist!

You may notice that I said "recent", yet the sun is shining!  We were lucky enough to have what some may refer to as "decent" winter weather.  I, of course, scoff at this sentiment because my fingers were still purple by the end of the session, as Brent so nicely pointed out to me, haha.  The good news is, that after some intense heavy breathing on my hands, and holding them over the car vent while driving home afterward (don't worry, I only put one to the vent at a time), my fingers thawed out, regained their regular color, and my phalanges and I will live to photograph another day!  Hooray!  However, I will concede and say that it was much warmer than it could have been for being done in January, so thank you Lord for that... but I still won't say it was good weather!

So after the weather report, lets move on to the couple! They are getting married this Spring and were a ton of fun to work with.  How Molly managed to wear a dress for this I will never know, she is clearly better at this "winter" thing than I.. and she looked beautiful doing it!  Brent is a crackup and I so look forward to working with the two of them on their wedding day.  I was lucky enough to meet the other members of the family as well that I have been told about from the beginning.  Their beautiful four-legged babies are full of energy, personality, and were fun to incorporate into some of the shots.  Working with all of them was a real pleasure and I sure hope they love their "winter" images as much as I do!

Stacey Zoll is a professional photographer based in Topeka, Kansas that also serves Manhattan, Lawrence and other areas surrounding Topeka.  Wedding service areas include Topeka, Lawrence, Kansas City, Wichita, and other surrounding areas.  SZP  offers portrait services for Glamour / BoudoirEngagementWeddingMaternitySeniors & Teens, Family and more!  For more information about SZP or to contact me to schedule your own session, please visit my website below! God Bless!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

 

 

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SZP is Chosen for WeddingWire Couples Choice Award 2017! | Topeka, Kansas Photographer Stacey Z https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2017/1/kansas-wedding-photographer-couples-choice-award-top-rated_12 Good day! I am happy to announce that Stacey Zoll Photography has been chosen for the second year as a recipient of the WeddingWire Couples Choice Award for 2017!  Thanks so much to my awesome clients from the past year and taking the time to leave your kind reviews of my service.  Making clients happy is the goal, and accomplishing that goal is why I do what I do!  I look forward to capturing many more happy memories in 2017!  God Bless Always, ~ Stacey
 

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Stacey Zoll is a professional photographer based in Topeka, Kansas that also serves Manhattan, Lawrence and other areas surrounding Topeka.  Wedding service areas include Topeka, Lawrence, Kansas City, Wichita, and other surrounding areas.  SZP  offers portrait services for Glamour / BoudoirEngagementWeddingMaternitySeniors & Teens, Family and more!  For more information about SZP or to contact me to schedule your own session, please visit my website below! God Bless!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.
 
 
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Happy New Year 2017! Topeka & Manhattan Kansas Photographer | Stacey Zoll Photography https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2017/1/2017-topeka-manhattan-photographer-year-review Hello & Happy New Year to You and Yours! Due to limited time on my hands, I am a bit behind on my blogging (to be remedied this winter hopefully before lovely-wonderful-HEAT appears again).  So I apologize for my recent silence on the blog, but here I am!  I am happy to reflect on the memories made in the past year with joy and gratefulness for the work that I had, the people I met, and those I was able to share life with.  Hopefully I will cross paths with some of you in the next 12 months!

Personally, I don't have any crazy resolutions for this year; how about you?  What are your hopes, dreams, and goals for 2017?  I do plan to work on some personal strengthening and enjoy my family and friends.  One of my dogs has been working on some strengthening also.  He likes to lay next to me on the ground while I work on some back exercises, with all four legs in the air in hopes I will scratch his belly while I'm at it.  When I fail to do so in a timely manner, he merely moves towards me until his belly rests on my arm and he gets a belly rub from close proximity.  He really knows how to set goals and be persistent! Perhaps we can learn from him!

Anyhow!  This year began with a move for me from Manhattan, Kansas to Topeka, Kansas.  So naturally, my life was chaos for a few months!  I am missing Manhattan quite a bit and still love it, but I am getting settled and learning my way around and business stayed pretty study, so I am definitely blessed!  I still take sessions and weddings in Manhattan as well as visit dear friends, so I plan to maintain that for 2017.  It has been fun getting to explore new places and meet new people in Topeka as well.

All in all, it has been a busy, kinda crazy year for SZP, and not just because of photography as previously mentioned. But as usual, I have met many wonderful new people and witnessed many couples say their vows.  It was such a pleasure working with all of you and I certainly hope to hear from you again.

One of my favorite things from 2016 was photographing various school programs for the new web design of the Manhattan Tech (MATC) website, which was a ton of fun and a little different than I normally get to do.  I really love doing commercial/corporate work to include products, headshots, and real estate - commercial or private property.

One of my favorite things is still photographing female glamour/boudoir and making a woman feel as gorgeous as she should!  If you haven't looked into it for you or your spouse yet, then you are missing out!  It is such a fun experience!

This year, I look forward to expanding my high school senior portraits, so I hope to hear from those of you graduating in 2018 in the months ahead!  I will share a few from some of this years Class of 2017 below.

Whether it is portrait event, commercial, or real estate, I'd love to hear from you this year, and wish you all many wonderful blessings in the year ahead!  And try to stay warm.. as I cannot! =)

God Bless,

Stacey Zoll

Here's a tiny snippet of this year's photos! Rather than having your scrolling for days, I've just selected a dozen or so - you're welcome! =)  Enjoy!

Stacey Zoll is a professional photographer based in Topeka, Kansas that also serves Manhattan, Lawrence and other areas surrounding Topeka.  Wedding service areas include Topeka, Lawrence, Kansas City, Wichita, and other surrounding areas.  SZP  offers portrait services for Glamour / BoudoirEngagement, Wedding, Maternity, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!  For more information about SZP or to contact me to schedule your own session, please visit my website below! God Bless!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

 

 

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Beautiful Wildcat Wedding in Manhattan , Kansas | Professional Topeka Photographer Stacey Zoll https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2016/8/wildcat-wedding-manhattan-topeka-ks-photographer St. Isidore Catholic Church, right across the street from the Kansas State University Alumni Center, in Manhattan, Kansas.  The couple, originally high school classmates, had led separate lives after high school, only to be reconnected when they ran into one another at Target.  They are so fun and full of love for one another; it was a wonderful day hanging out with them and their friends and families.

The day began at Hair Experts in Manhattan for the women as they drank mimosas in personalized robes out of their personalized wine glasses, while getting their hair and makeup done.  They all looked beautiful!  The weather was overcast and gorgeous, which was a HUGE blessing for an August wedding!  The couple did a First Look prior to the ceremony in the gardens outside, followed by family and wedding party photos.  The wedding colors were, of course, shades of purple, including the Kansas State purple.

Their wedding ceremony was a traditional Catholic mass and included a family unity sand ceremony where the Bride's (and now Groom's!) three children, and their baby son, poured shades of purple sand in a Family sand decoration.  After the ceremony, the Bridal Party was escorted around town in the MHK Trolley for some Bridal photos, and stopped at Kite's Bar for a celebratory shot.  From there, we headed back to the Wareham Opera House, where the Bridal Party made their grand entrance.  Once they were onstage, a special guest, Willie the Wildcat, made his own grand entrance, of course to be followed by the Wabash Cannonball and photos with the guests.  A bit later, the Maids of Honor and Best Men, Father of the Bride, and Groom shared heartfelt, hilarious, speeches that had many people laughing and crying at the same time.  It was very touching and I am sure holds many dear memories for the couple.

Lyndsey & Logan, it was an honor to share in your commitment to one another and to the Lord.  I pray that your kids will learn the meaning of true love and a Christ-centered marriage through your love and adoration for Jesus and one another.  Thank you for letting me be a part of your day, and may your family be blessed always.

Stacey Zoll is a professional photographer based in Topeka, Kansas that also serves Manhattan, Lawrence and other areas surrounding Topeka.  Wedding service areas include Topeka, Lawrence, Kansas City, Wichita, and other surrounding areas.  SZP  offers portrait services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!  For more information about SZP or to contact me to schedule your own session, please visit my website below! God Bless!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.
 

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Wedding Fun at Maceli's Lawrence | Topeka, Kansas Photographer Stacey Zoll Photography https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2016/7/macelis-lawrence-kansas-wedding
The ceremony and reception were both held at Maceli's, displaying colors and party favors of orange and blue.  The flowers by Owen's Flower Shop were gorgeous, and the family and guests were a real pleasure to be around.  The flower girl and ring bearer received candy from the groom for making it down the aisle, the Bride made it through the vows without laughing too much (perhaps the center of attention is not her absolute favorite thing, haha), and they, literally, danced their way back down the aisle after being announced as husband & wife.

Their first dance had a choreographed opening with an unexpected twist, their wedding cake was laquered powdered-donuts (don't worry..it was a decoration only!), because they actually exchanged famous Manhattan, Kansas Varsity Donuts in lieu of the traditional cake-cutting.  The toasts given by family, friends and the Groom were awesome and had everyone laughing as well!  (By the way, I look forward to an invite to that New Year's Eve party!). All in all, it was just a great day. So check out some of the images below and then head over to their personal photo gallery on the SZP website to see more!

Thank you SO much to you both for allowing me to photograph your day!  I wish you all the very best as you start your next chapter. You will be missed in Kansas I'm sure but I hope your new life is more than you thought it would be, and I pray God blesses your marriage always!

Stacey Zoll is a professional photographer based in Topeka, Kansas that also serves Manhattan, Lawrence and other areas surrounding Topeka.  Wedding service areas include Topeka, Lawrence, Kansas City, Wichita, and other surrounding areas.  SZP  offers portrait services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!  For more information about SZP or to contact me to schedule your own session, please visit my website below! God Bless!

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Disney Lovers Unite! A Beautifully Detailed Manhattan, Kansas Wedding | Topeka, KS Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2016/6/Manhattan-Kansas-Wedding-Photographer-Disney-Theme
Even with the attention to detail that was given, it was a nice relaxing event and it seemed like everyone had a wonderful time.  The couple got ready at the church where they met less than two years before.  They did a first look by the old schoolhouse in Manhattan, followed by some family portraits, couple portraits, and then the entire Bridal Party took some fun, unique, and often hilarious, photos.

The ceremony was performed by the Bride's grandfather and a pastor from their church so it was a really lovely message.  After the ceremony the couple served appetizers, dessert, coffee options, and then spent the time visiting with friends and family.  The tables were decorated with flowers, old books from various Disney movie couples and other favorite characters, and named with a corresponding couple from the story.  I could go on and on describing all of their details, but instead, I will post some photos and you can see for yourself!

Hannah & Ethan, thank you SO much for choosing me to share in your day.  I pray that God blesses your marriage and families immensely as you focus on His love for you and keep him central to your marriage always.  It was such a pleasure working with you and your guests!

Stacey Zoll is a professional photographer based in Topeka, Kansas that also serves Manhattan, Lawrence and other areas surrounding Topeka.  Wedding service areas include Topeka, Lawrence, Kansas City, Wichita, and other surrounding areas.  SZP  offers portrait services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!  For more information about SZP or to contact me to schedule your own session, please visit my website below! God Bless!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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A Farm Town Wedding in Bremen, Kansas | Topeka Wedding Photographer | Stacey Zoll Photography https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2016/6/bremen-kansas-farmtown-wedding-bell
This wedding had even more repeated traditions.  The couple was married in the same church that the Bride's parents were married in decades earlier, and included a message by the pastor that married her parents!  He did a wonderful job and I really loved the advice he gave: marriage is as good as what you put into it, not what you receive; keep the Bible and God's word a part of your marriage; never forget Jesus Christ and his sacrifice; Forgive one another; and blow bubbles!!

The bridesmaids wore a dark purple similar to that of Kansas State University, where the couple attended college.  The flowers were gorgeous and the details were beautiful as well.  Guests signed a wooden board when they arrived and went home with their own mason jar style mugs.  The transportation for the Wedding Party was seven vintage trucks, and guests threw wheat grains instead of rice as the couple left the church.

Prior to the ceremony the couple did a "First Look" to eliminate time between the ceremony and reception.  The Bride & Bridesmaids wanted to do the "Bridesmaids" movie pose which led to a fun set of photos as they attempted to keep straight faces and we had some fun with some poses of our own.  The men had fun hanging out, playing music, and doing whatever it is boys do!

The reception took place at the local American Legion and was decked out in lights, a head table backdrop of old doors, draped fabric, and many more fun details showcasing the couple and their relationship together.  The Bride & Groom opted for pie instead of the traditional wedding cake, all 38 of which were baked personally by the Bride's grandmother (with some help from Grandma's husband I was told).  The pie tasting was extra unique when the bride and groom decided to get messy with it, and much to the Bride's surprise, she ended up with pie in her eye.  (Is anyone else singing "when the Moon, hits your EYE, like a big PIECE OF PIE, It's AMMORRREEEEEE!!!!" Or is that just me?).

So that's enough of my rambling for now I think.  I wish these two a long, happy life together and hopefully they will have children & grandchildren following in their footsteps a few decades from now! Thank you for letting me share in your day, and may God Bless your marriage Always!

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Topeka, Kansas that also serves Manhattan, Lawrence and other areas surrounding Topeka.  Wedding service areas include Topeka, Lawrence, Kansas City, and other surrounding areas.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!  For more information about SZP or to contact me to schedule your own session, please visit my website below! God Bless!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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L + J Topeka Engagement | Topeka, KS Portrait & Wedding Photographer | Stacey Zoll Photography https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2016/5/topeka-photographer-ks-engagement
Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Topeka, Kansas that also serves Manhattan, Lawrence and other areas surrounding Topeka.  Wedding service areas include Topeka, Lawrence, Kansas City, and other surrounding areas.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!  For more information about SZP or to contact me to schedule your own session, please visit my website below! God Bless!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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A Tulip Time Engagement! Topeka, Kansas Photographer Stacey Zoll Photography https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2016/4/Topeka-Kansas-Photographer-Engagement
Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Topeka, Kansas that also serves Manhattan, Lawrence and other areas surrounding Topeka.  Wedding service areas include Topeka, Lawrence, Kansas City, and other surrounding areas.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!  For more information about SZP or to contact me to schedule your own session, please visit my website below! God Bless!

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H + E Spring Engagement | Manhattan, Kansas | Topeka, KS Photographer Stacey Zoll Photography https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2016/4/spring-engagement-manhattan-kansas-photography
Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Topeka, Kansas that also serves Manhattan, Lawrence and other areas surrounding Topeka.  Wedding service areas include Topeka, Lawrence, Kansas City, and other surrounding areas.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!  For more information about SZP or to contact me to schedule your own session, please visit my website below! God Bless!

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Spring is Here! Topeka Engagement Photography Session | Topeka, Kansas Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2016/4/topeka-engagement-photography-spring Anyhow, they were SO fun to work with, and as you can see are a totally Adorable couple together! I am so looking forward to photographing their wedding in Manhattan, Kansas this Fall!  Enjoy!

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Topeka, Kansas that also serves Manhattan, Lawrence and other areas surrounding Topeka.  Wedding service areas include Topeka, Lawrence, Kansas City, and other surrounding areas.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!  For more information about SZP or to contact me to schedule your own session, please visit my website below! God Bless!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) lake shawnee kansas manhattan ks wedding photographer topeka engagement photographer topeka kansas photographer topeka wedding photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2016/4/topeka-engagement-photography-spring Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:13:00 GMT
Kansas State University High School Sweethearts tie the knot! https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2016/3/kansas-state-university-bluemont-hotel-wedding Hello, hello! I am so excited to share this short video of Neil & Carrington's wedding day!  The group got ready at the beautiful Bluemont Hotel in Manhattan, Kansas, where the reception was held, with the ceremony taking place at the College Avenue Methodist church.  
 
This adorable couple has been together since high school and they are both Kansas State University students, so we took the MHK Trolley to the Bill Snyder stadium for a photo op with the man himself, fulfilling one of the Groom's personal wishes!  We also headed over to Anderson Hall for a few photos before the reception.  
 
The reception was catered with yummy food from Coco Bolos, a gorgeous cake courtesy of 4 Cakes, Manhattan, and kept alive with the talents of To The Max DJ Entertainment!
 
Carrington & Neil, you are a beautiful couple inside and out and it was such a pleasure working with the two of you.  I pray that your marriage thrives in your lifetime together, under God, and that these photos bring you smiles always.  Thank you for letting me share in your day!
 
Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Topeka, Kansas that serves Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan, Kansas City and other surrounding areas!  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!
 
Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.
 
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(Stacey Zoll Photography) bluemont hotel wedding college avenue united methodist wedding manhattan kansas wedding manhattan ks wedding photographer topeka kansas photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2016/3/kansas-state-university-bluemont-hotel-wedding Mon, 28 Mar 2016 17:03:00 GMT
Fall Wedding in Manhattan | Professional Topeka Wedding Photographer | Stacey Zoll Photography https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2015/10/fall-wedding-manhattan-riley-convention-center
Why hello!! Last weekend I worked with this awesome couple as they vowed to spend their lives loving one another and then partied the night away! The wedding colors were a deep red that was perfect for a Fall wedding, combined with light gray suits worn by the gentlemen.  The beautiful florals were designed by Kistner's Flowers in Manhattan.  Big Daddy Brooks provided the DJ/Video services for the day, and the wedding cake was prepared by the local Hy-Vee bakery.

We started off at Peace Lutheran Church in Manhattan where the couples got dressed and prepared the final touches before walking down the aisle.  The Bride's pastor led the ceremony surrounded by friends and family from as far away as the Philippines; it was a lovely ceremony and included the lighting of a unity candle.

Afterwards we took some family portraits for both sides of the family prior to heading out to the Riley Convention Center for the reception.  The weather and the lighting were Gorgeous!! They picked a wonderful day to get married!  The wedding party and I had some fun before heading in so we could snap some fun shots before the sun went down.  It was during this time that the personalities really shone through.  They were a fun bunch and we certainly got some entertaining photos.  The Bride & Groom and I were able to sneak back out after dinner for some photos with the two of them during the final moments of sunset.

Big Daddy Brooks kept everyone involved and having fun; he did a great job!! The reception included the cutting of the cake, toasts, first dance, parent dances, honeymoon dance, and the shoe game and the rest of the time many of the guests danced the night away and really enjoyed themselves.  I particularly enjoyed the toast given by the Bride's sister and maid of honor; it made for a great laugh to start off the evening!  During the reception the groom's parents also presented the couple with a gorgeous quilt handmade by his mother, grandmother, and a couple of other women in his family.  It was really fun watching everyone take part in the reception and have a great time.

Alaina and Cameron, thank you so much for the memories and choosing me to document them for you.  It was so much fun getting to spend this day with you both and see how the two of you balance one another out so well.  You make a wonderful couple and I pray that God blesses your marriage abundantly as you share life together, and learn how to drive each others' vehicles  ;) .

Stacey Zoll is a photographer currently based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Topeka, Lawrence, Kansas City, and other surrounding areas.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) fort riley convention center manhattan kansas wedding photographer peace lutheran manhattan topeka kansas photographer topeka ks photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2015/10/fall-wedding-manhattan-riley-convention-center Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:06:00 GMT
A Gorgeous Wedding in Wichita at Noah's Event Venue | Topeka, KS Wedding P https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2015/10/wedding-in-wichita-noahs-event-venue
I cannot wait to share some images with you from this gorgeous Friday evening wedding!  Due to the chaos that was my September this blog is coming to you a few weeks late, but it doesn't make the images any less beautiful!

I had the pleasure of meeting this couple last year when they decided to take some fun boyfriend/girlfriend photos together while the Groom was in town from his home in New York.  They met at a church conference out of state and were clearly a perfect match for one another.  I was happy to hear from the Bride last summer that they had recently gotten engaged and wanted to have an engagement session done in the future.  We laughed our way through their engagement session and managed to get some beautiful photos (particularly when the Groom was behaving himself); don't get me wrong, I absolutely love working with this guy!  Both of them have so much energy when they are together that it is infectious.

So naturally, the wedding came next!  They were married a Friday evening in September at the new Noah's Event Venue in Wichita, Kansas.  It is a Gorgeous location!! The ceiling is draped in fabric and twinkle lights, the walls of windows makes for wonderful natural light, and the couple went all out and added a ton of beautiful details; "bling" is what came to mind when I looked around.  It was a perfect wedding for this energetic, fashionable couple.  It would take too long to name every detail, but the aisle was lined with glass lanterns incasing branches and lights, the stunning silver & white wedding cake by Cameo's Cake was adorned with jewels and a sophisticated bow, and the reception was covered in candles, flowers, jewels, and bright blue and magenta accents to match the bridesmaids dresses and wedding colors.  You will simply have to look at the photos to understand just what I mean!

The Bride & Groom did not see one another prior to the ceremony, so while the Groom's crew of New Yorkers were dancing their hearts out, playing pool, and just being boys in the Groom's area, the girls were in the Bride's room getting hair and makeup done surrounded by mirrors, flowers, and other accessories.

The ceremony included its own special touches, and of course a few laughs, as I have come to expect from the couple.  As the flower girl and ring bearer made their way down the aisle the Groom starting laughing hysterically and I learned why once they turned the corner and I read the signs each of them carried which included "Last Chance to Run Michael" & "Here Comes the Bride!"  It was awesome!   I could see the anxiousness and excitement on the Groom's face while he waited for Tempest to come in and the joy that was evident as soon as he saw her.  The ceremony included music by very talented singers, vows (to which the Groom brought out a scroll that was probably 8 feet long for effect), and an unsuspected serenade of "You Are So Beautiful" for the Bride, communion, and prayer.  It was a wonderful ceremony focused on God's love for them, and their love for one another.

After the ceremony we took some family portraits, bridal party photos, and then headed outside to get a few nice portraits for the couple just in time as the sun set.  We came back inside to an elaborately decorated reception where the couple had their first dance, and cut the wedding cake as dinner was being served.

I really enjoyed this wedding and working with these two again.  I am so excited for them and the life of love and laughter I am sure they will enjoy together.  I have a feeling they will definitely "sharpen" one another with their wit and personality, and keep each other smiling for years to come.  Thanks so much for deciding to make me a part of your wedding day; it was truly a memorable experience!

Stacey Zoll is a photographer currently based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Topeka, Lawrence, Kansas City, and other surrounding areas.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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A Wedding on a Hill, Lazy T Ranch | Manhattan, KS Wedding Photographer | Stacey Zoll Photography https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2015/9/wedding-on-hill-lazy-t-ranch-manhattan-ks
Last Saturday I spent the day with a beautiful, fun-loving couple as they said their "I Do's" with a gorgeous view of the Manhattan hills.  The couple chose this location for the gorgeous view and was blessed with beautiful weather to go along with it!

The Bride's bouquet and the the boutonniere included guinea feathers to add a fun, personal touch representing their previous home.  The couple chose to do a First Look prior to the ceremony to take photos with family and friends beforehand.  The ceremony included some lovely sentiments and some great laughs as it was officiated by a friend of the couple.  The officiant described the couple and their outdoorsy, adventurous personalities and how they came together, making it unique and just their style.

The ceremony was followed by a reception at the nearby pole barn where guests drank, socialized, and ate BBQ smoked beforehand by the groom himself.  The Groom's cake was decorated just for him with a fireman theme, and they had a two-tiered cake for their traditional cake-cutting.  The Bride's father gave a really nice toast to the couple, and it was followed by their first dance backed by the gorgeous Kansas sunset. Everyone had a great time and the Bride & Groom were able to focus on enjoying their guests and the evening.

Thanks so much to the Bride & Groom for letting me share this moment with you, and I hope your future adventures as husband and wife are filled with more love and laughter than you can imagine!

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Topeka, Kansas City, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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An Outdoor Chapel Wedding at Lazy T Ranch | Manhattan, KS Professional Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2015/8/lazy-t-ranch-wedding-manhattan
The ceremony the couple arranged was really phenomenal!  The Groom's father built a customized set of wooden doors and altar, complete with stained glass and a cross for the occasion, creating an outdoor chapel on the top of the hill at the ranch.  Guests were taken to the ceremony location via hayrack ride, and greeted by the gorgeous wooden doors.  The ceremony took place at 7pm just before sunset creating gorgeous light for the occasion as well.  The Bride was brought up the hill for her entrance on the back tailgate of a pickup truck.  During the ceremony, the fathers of the Bride & Groom signed the marriage license on the altar in front of the couple.  The weather ended up being perfect, the view was spectacular, and the entire ceremony was truly beautiful.

The ceremony was followed by a reception in the large metal barn which was decorated with lights, draped ceilings, and fresh flowers and other accents on the table.  The couple had a wonderful first dance and also surprised their newly married Aunt & Uncle with a first dance of their own since they did not have one on their own wedding day.  The DJ, BowTy Audio, provided a fog machine and laser lights making the ambiance of the reception a lot of fun; everyone had a great time.  The cake was provided by the local Billy Vanilly Bakery.

I truly enjoyed spending the day with this family.  I am so happy I was able to document all of these personalized touches provided by the families for the event, and even more so to witness the joining of their lives together.  I know they will be a blessing to one another for the many, many years ahead of them.

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Topeka, Kansas City, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) lazy t ranch manhattan lazy t ranch wedding manhattan kansas wedding photographer topeka wedding photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2015/8/lazy-t-ranch-wedding-manhattan Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:28:00 GMT
An August Wedding at Lake Shawnee, Topeka | Professional Manhattan, KS Wedding Photographer | S https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2015/8/lake-shawnee-wedding-topeka
The Bride and her family got an early start to the day at the Ramada West hotel in order to be ready for the 10am ceremony.  Our time at the hotel included a first look with her Father, as well as her Bridesmaids.  Her Father then placed an original 1903 Indian head penny in her shoe for her walk down the aisle; the penny is the same penny that her Mother wore in her shoe at her own wedding.  It was such a simple, but sweet and meaningful gesture that was really fun for me to witness.  The Bride also surprised the Bridesmaids with homemade gift boxes that included an Origami Owl necklace and a sweet handmade note for each of them.

The ceremony took place under the pergola at Lake Shawnee that was full of spring flowers; it was truly a gorgeous setting.  The Bride arrived to the location in a white, horse-drawn carriage with her Father.  The ceremony was short and sweet and included a unity sand ceremony.  At the conclusion of the ceremony, the Bride & Groom took a small ride around Lake Shawnee in the carriage by themselves.

The reception was held at the Garden House at Lake Shawnee, which has a nice outdoor patio around a small inner room.  The Bride & Groom did their cake cutting and first dance, as well as the bouquet and garter toss (where the men watched the garter fly past them and then no one wanted to pick it up! haha).  The Father/Daughter dance was especially touching as the Bride and her Father shared tears of joy; the love between her and her parents was particularly evident that day.  Those are the types of moments that make me so happy to do what I do.  The Groom also had a nice dance with his proud mother, and the rest of the afternoon the guests visited, laughed, and had a great time.

To the Bride & Groom, I wish you a lifetime of love, happiness, and making each other laugh!  Thanks so much for allowing me to share this day with you and your family, and God Bless you and your marriage always.

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Topeka, Kansas City, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) "lake shawnee wedding" "manhattan kansas photographer" "topeka kansas photographer" "topeka kansas wedding photographer" https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2015/8/lake-shawnee-wedding-topeka Sat, 15 Aug 2015 10:26:00 GMT
A Beautiful Backyard Wedding in Topeka | Professional Manhattan, Kansas Wedding Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2015/8/a-beautiful-backyard-wedding-in-topeka
The Bride & Groom both got ready in separate parts of the house until their "First Look" prior to the ceremony.  The family's basement is complete with a bar, shuffleboard, etc. so guests had a great time down there while waiting for the ceremony to begin.

Upon completion of the ceremony, the wedding party spent some time in a limo and relaxing while the guests headed to the reception at the Gage Park Shelter House.  The wedding party, couple, and I took some additional photos after dinner when the heat had subsided quite a bit.  It was a beautiful day and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves, and the air conditioning!

I wish the Bride & Groom and their adorable family a lifetime of happiness together, and thank you so much for letting me share in this occasion!

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Topeka, Kansas City, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) gage park shelter house manhattan kansas photographer topeka kansas wedding topeka ks wedding photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2015/8/a-beautiful-backyard-wedding-in-topeka Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:56:00 GMT
An Inspirational Topeka Wedding | Professional Manhattan, Kansas Wedding Photographer | Stacey https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2015/7/topeka-wedding-kansas-lake-shawnee
Wow!  I was trying to come up with the best way to describe last Saturday's wedding between two fun-loving, beautiful individuals and the best word I could come up with was "inspirational."  Everything about this couple inspired me as a photographer, and as a guest.  From their Christ-centered occasion, their self-written vows to love one another always out of reverence for Christ and His love for them, to every decoration and personal touch, this entire day was just inspirational.

The day began at the Senate Luxury Suites in Topeka where the men and women were getting ready.  The rooms had awesome lighting and the hotel was kind enough to paint the walls in a color that perfectly matched the Bridesmaids! (Ok, they may have already been that color, but it was still awesome from a photographer standpoint).  This hotel began as an apartment building in 1928 and had a wonderful old-fashioned charm to it.  The wedding colors were a shade of pale green, pinks, and accents of gold.  The Bride wore a gorgeous dress and chose to go barefoot for the day, wearing just some simple jewels over her feet.  The Bride & Groom enjoy being barefoot but the Groom opted for shoes to go with his suit for the occasion.  =)

Once the Bride & Groom were ready we headed over to the Ted Ensley Gardens at Lake Shawnee for a first look and the group portraits.  It was a hot, humid day but definitely could have been worse.  Everyone pushed through the heat like champs and we were able to get some beautiful portraits in a decent amount of time so that we could head over to the air-conditioned ceremony location at Reynold's Lodge, Lake Shawnee.

Reynold's Lodge is where the magic really happens!  The Bride's family had decorated the lodge with wedding and flower girl dresses from the generations before them, including a sign indicating the Bride that wore it and the wedding date.  A decorative photo panel was in the corner of the room and included wedding photos from previous generations on both sides.  The linen covered tables included antiqued china, flower centerpieces, candle-filled teacups, and personalized sweet boxes for the guests to take home.  The centerpieces also had various small frames of photos from the engagement session I had with the couple a few months prior.  The wedding cake was gorgeous and unlike anything I have seen previously.  Outside the lodge the guests were able to create bags of colored rice to throw when the couple left in the evening, as well as sign a Jenga piece as part of their guestbook.  The couple also provided handkerchiefs for the ladies for their "tears of joy."  All of the details were beautiful and thoughtful.  There were even more details not mentioned here that can be seen in the photographs below.

The ceremony took place outside the lodge with a tree-lined backdrop that backed up to Lake Shawnee.  It provided a perfect amount of shade for the occasion.  The couple exchanged vows, led by the Groom's father who officiated the ceremony, under a handmade gazebo of wood that adorned a simple white cross with a crown of thorns.  While walking down to the ceremony site from the Lodge, the Bride and her father were hidden behind a partition of fabric and lace carried by a couple of gentlemen.  The aisle was adorned with fresh rose petals and lined on each side with tree stumps, mason jars, candles, and flowers.   During the ceremony, the couple lit a unity candle held inside a large lantern and privately took communion after praying together.  As an utmost believer in Christ and the importance of His role in marriage, this was the most beautiful, sincere, and touching ceremony I have ever witnessed.  (It may have included some tears on my part...I am positive I am not the only one!).  I have absolutely no doubt that the love these two share will not only endure a lifetime together, but that their union will prove to be inspirational, God-honoring, and life-changing to those that come in contact with them in the future.  On top of all of that, they are young, funny, and full of life and I imagine will keep each other laughing over the years.

Some highlights of the reception included the first dance, the father-daughter dance, toasts by the maid of honor and best man, and a round of the "shoe game," which is always fun.  The DJ conducted an "anniversary dance" where the Bride's grandparents, married for 55 years, were given the Bride's throw bouquet as a "thank you" for being such a strong example for them as a newly married couple.  You will see a photo below with four generations of wedding rings; the Bride's grandmother is holding the wedding band of her great-grandmother over a family Bible.  The night ended with dancing and a surprise duet, sung by a bridesmaid and groomsman, of "A Whole New World."  It was a humorous, but well done arrangement that had everyone laughing and enjoying themselves.

I cannot thank this family enough for letting me take part in this event.  I know I always say how blessed I am to be a part of such an important life-changing occasion, and I absolutely mean it each time, but it feels like an understatement in this case.  It was such an honor, and I will always treasure being there to witness the union of these two.  Thank you so very much again for choosing me, and God Bless you always.

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Topeka, Kansas City, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) kansas wedding photographer lake shawnee wedding manhattan kansas photographer topeka kansas wedding topeka wedding photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2015/7/topeka-wedding-kansas-lake-shawnee Thu, 23 Jul 2015 20:09:00 GMT
A Lawrence Wedding at Abe & Jake's Landing | Professional Manhattan, KS Wedding Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2015/7/lawrence-wedding-abe-and-jakes-landing
The Bride and Groom wanted a relaxed, stress-free day that was focused around the vows they would share.  I really enjoy and appreciate these simple weddings because it not only focuses on the true importance of the wedding day, but it allows me time to observe and capture real, candid moments that I don't always have the time to get during an otherwise busy day.

The best man/maid of honor's toasts were very well done with a bit of humor and sentiment, the prayers that were said with the wedding party prior to the event brought happiness to my heart, and the DJ did a great job at keeping the reception fun.  The flowers and the cake were done beautifully to match the blue and yellow wedding colors; the venue looked awesome.  It really was an enjoyable occasion down to the last detail, and I am so happy I was there to be a part of it.  I wish these two a lifetime of love and happiness always as they place God at the center of their lives and their marriage.

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Topeka, Kansas City, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) "abe & jake "abe and jake "lawrence kansas wedding photographer" "manhattan kansas photographer" "manhattan ks wedding photographer" "topeka photographer" landing lawerence"' lawrence"' s https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2015/7/lawrence-wedding-abe-and-jakes-landing Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:55:00 GMT
A Kansas City / Overland Park Wedding of the Arts | Professional Manhattan, Kansas Wedding Phot https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2015/7/a-kansas-city-overland-park-wedding
The Bride recently graduated college with a degree involving the theatrical arts so we visited the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts as well as the World War I memorial after the ceremony for some photos with the wedding party and the Bride & Groom.  From there we went straight to the reception for food, fun, and dancing.  It was a wonderful day by all who attended, including myself, and we are so happy for their love for one another as they begin their journey as husband & wife.  May God Bless them and their marriage always.

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Topeka, Kansas City, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) "7th street event center kansas city" "kansas city wedding photographer" "kauffman center of the arts wedding" "manhattan kansas photographer" "world war i memorial kansas city" https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2015/7/a-kansas-city-overland-park-wedding Wed, 08 Jul 2015 08:11:00 GMT
Manhattan, Kansas Engagement of KSU Alumni | Professional Manhattan, KS Wedding Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2015/7/manhattan-kansas-engagement-photographer-ksu
 
This was my first opportunity to meet the Groom and it was a great time.  I cannot wait for their wedding in Lawrence, Kansas next year as I know it will be a relaxing, love-filled event with a lot of laughter and memories to be made.
 
I hope you enjoy!

If you would like more information regarding SZP Portraits or Weddings, please contact me at info@staceyzphotography.com or visit my website at http://staceyzollphotography.zenfolio.com!

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Topeka, Kansas City, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) "kansas state alumni engagement" "manhattan kansas photographer" "manhattan kansas wedding photographer" "topeka engagement photographer" "topeka kansas wedding photographer" https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2015/7/manhattan-kansas-engagement-photographer-ksu Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:17:00 GMT
Topeka, Kansas Wedding at 6th Avenue Ballroom | Professional Manhattan, KS Wedding Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2015/5/topeka-kansas-wedding-6th-avenue
We began the day getting ready at the Ramada in Topeka.  The Bride's shoes were a pair of Converse in her wedding colors, and her son and ring bearer received a red pair of Converse as a wedding gift that morning.  Thunderstorms were predicted for the day but the rain was kind enough to hold out until after the ceremony so that we were able to enjoy the morning outside!  Once everyone was ready, the women loaded into the party bus and we hit up a few different destinations for some fun photos.  The trip began with a quick stop at a local liquor store which was an opportunity for some unique photos that could not be missed!  Luckily, the employees didn't seem to have a problem with our random photo op!  We then headed over the the area near the Governor's mansion where not one, but TWO trains decided to grace us with their appearance!  I am pretty sure trains passing by your photo location at the time of the photos is a great sign for a happy marriage!  Or at least it should be!  The men headed downtown for some fun street photos with my second photographer and ended up with their own set of awesome, fun photos.

The Bride & Groom's ceremony and reception were held at the quaint, beautiful 6th Avenue Ballroom in Topeka.  They did not see one another prior to the ceremony, and the Bride recorded a special song for the Groom for her walk down the aisle.  The ceremony also included a unity sand ceremony, a prayer of the new family of four, and some larger-than-life smiles as the Bride & Groom said "I Do."

The reception was a lot of fun and consisted of a photo booth for the guests, an awesome silhouette cutout cake topper, beautifully made table centerpieces, cupcakes for the guests, great food, a talented DJ, and loads of fun!

It was an honor to take part of such a special day, and I hope their photos bring them smiles for a lifetime to come!!

If you would like more information regarding SZP Portraits or Weddings, please contact me at info@staceyzphotography.com or visit my website at http://staceyzollphotography.zenfolio.com!

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

©Stacey Zoll Photography - http://staceyzollphotography.zenfolio.com/ - info@staceyzphotography.com

 

 
 



 
 




 

 
 

 
 


 



 















 



 

 


 

 


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(Stacey Zoll Photography) "6th avenue ballroom topeka" "manhattan kansas photographer" "manhattan kansas wedding photographer" "topeka kansas wedding photographer" "topeka kansas wedding" https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2015/5/topeka-kansas-wedding-6th-avenue Mon, 25 May 2015 13:10:00 GMT
Engagement - A Flint Hills Proposal | Manhattan, Kansas Engagement & Wedding Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2015/4/engagement-proposal-manhattan-ks-photographer
As I have already mentioned, I absolutely love photographing surprises and announcements, so naturally getting to photograph a surprise proposal takes the cake, because it is even a surprise to the person being photographed!

The Groom-to-Be contacted me about a week prior to the big moment and told me his plans for the occasion.  We met up beforehand to go over logistics to make sure that I would know where to be in advance without being spotted, and would have a good view of the moment.  We devised our secret plan and then waited for the following week when he would ask the Big question...

When the day arrived, the couple was taking their dog on a walk (as is normal for them), and I just happened to be hanging out in the area.  It was much colder and windier than we had anticipated, but it all worked out ok!  He gave the future Mrs. her birthday card, got down on one knee, and the rest can be seen below! It was SO much fun to be able to witness the surprise and excitement in her face, as well as the joy in his because, of course, she said Yes!

You can enjoy in our excitement by viewing a few of these special moments in the photos below!

If you would like more information regarding SZP Portraits or Weddings, please contact me at info@staceyzphotography.com or visit my website at http://staceyzollphotography.zenfolio.com!

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) engagement photographer manhattan ks manhattan kansas photographer manhattan ks wedding photographer proposal photographer top of the world manhattan kansas https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2015/4/engagement-proposal-manhattan-ks-photographer Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:54:00 GMT
A Surprise Pregnancy Announcement | Manhattan, KS Maternity & Newborn Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2015/4/maternity-pregnancy-announcement-photography-manhattan-ks
Thank you SO much to those of you that trust me with your life events.  It is such an honor and so humbling to me that you choose to make me a part of your story, and God Bless this family and the new little Mr. or Miss!

If you would like more information regarding SZP, please contact me at info@staceyzphotography.com or visit my website at http://staceyzollphotography.zenfolio.com !

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) fort riley photographer manhattan kansas maternity photographer manhattan kansas newborn photographer manhattan ks newborn photographer manhattan ks photographer pregnancy announcement manhattan ks https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2015/4/maternity-pregnancy-announcement-photography-manhattan-ks Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:51:00 GMT
A Kansas State Wedding at the Bluemont Hotel | Manhattan, KS Wedding Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2015/3/ksu-bluemont-hotel-wedding-manhattan-ks
I am SO lucky to have been the photographer at this particular wedding.  It was one of the most emotional, sentimental ceremonies I have had the pleasure of photographing.  The Bride, a Kansas State University alumni and the Groom were so smitten with one another.  This was a second wedding for both of them.  The Groom had a crush on the Bride in High School but never told her.  They grew up, went their separate ways, and crossed paths again decades later.

The Bride & Groom did not see one another prior to the ceremony and the look on the Groom's face when he saw her was perfect! The Bride's mother conducted the ceremony beautifully, and the music was provided by friends and family of the couple, including a violinist, pianist, and two lovely singers.  Vows were exchanged not only between the Bride & Groom, but also the Groom's two wonderful children and the Bride.  You could see the love and respect in the eyes of the Bride & the children as they promised to be a family, and of course a happy husband and father to know that the bond between all of them was so strong.  It was a tear-jerker for sure, and such an awesome moment to capture on camera.

The entire day took place at the gorgeous Bluemont Hotel in Manhattan, Kansas.  It was quite chilly outside so everyone spent the day indoors enjoying good company.  The women got ready in the beautiful King Suite and the gentlemen were in another room.  The wedding and reception both took place on the event floor, and the wedding color was KSU purple.  The guests enjoyed mini cupcakes from the yummy & talented 4Cakes Bakery in Manhattan.  The reception was a ton of fun; everyone was dancing and laughing and having a wonderful time.  To top it off, the Groom surprised the Bride with special guest, Kansas State University mascot Willie the Wildcat.  It was SO much fun and I absolutely LOVE the progression of photos from that moment.  I hope you enjoy looking through these as much as I did taking them!

If you would like more information regarding SZP Weddings, please contact me at info@staceyzphotography.com or visit my website at http://staceyzollphotography.zenfolio.com/weddings !

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) bluemont hotel wedding kansas state university wedding manhattan kansas wedding manhattan kansas wedding photographer manhattan ks wedding photographer willie the wildcat wedding https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2015/3/ksu-bluemont-hotel-wedding-manhattan-ks Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:24:00 GMT
Kansas Wedding Story | Elinwood, Kansas | Manhattan, Kansas Wedding Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/12/elinwood-kansas-wedding-manhattan-photographer The Grandest Grand March at this Kansas Wedding!

Hello, hello! This gorgeous wedding took place out in Ellinwood, Kansas.  The day was a blast, the family was a ton of fun, and everything was wonderful!  The wedding color was a burgundy color complimented with red roses.  The day began at the Bride's home where a stylist did their makeup and hair.  The groomsmen were doing whatever groomsmen do in another location, where my second photographer spent part of the morning.  The couple chose to do a First Look prior to the ceremony so we had time to complete the formals and bridal party photos before mass.  There were four parent groups for this bride & groom so they had plenty of help throughout the day! Due to this, the family formals required a lot of logistics as people tended to go missing when it was their turn for photos.  =)  However, we had a shot list and everyone was eventually found, so we managed to get all of the photos requested in a reasonable amount of time and no one was harmed during the process!

The wedding ceremony took place at a Catholic church in Ellinwood complete with a bubble exit, and followed by a reception at a nearby hall that was decked out with decorations, twinkle lights, and lots and lots of guests! This was also my first experience with a "Grand March", which was soooo much fun! One of the couples attending the reception began the grand march by leading all of the guests, hand in hand, in a giant snake pattern in and around the hall until everyone was connected.  Once everyone was a part of the line, they began making a tunnel with their partner.  The guests following had to go under the tunnel made by the previous couples (STILL hand in hand!) until the room was filled with a giant tunnel for the Bride and groom to go through.  But wait..there's more! After the giant tunnel everyone joins hands again to begin making a giant spiral around the Bride & Groom, who stayed in the center of the spiral and would then go into their first dance.  As the photographer I was not able to get the full experience of this grand march, but I took my turn going through the tunnel and took a lot of fun pictures along the way!  My second photographer ended up trapped in the middle of the spiral with the Bride & Groom.  This was convenient to take some close up shots, but it turns out she is claustrophobic and didn't enjoy it as much as one might have thought, LOL.  I got to enjoy the view from the outside of the circle, including almost getting knocked off a chair by the moving spiral!  But again..no one was harmed, including our cameras, so it was a success! The reception also included the shoe game, which is always fun, a garter toss, where the garter was wrapped around a football autographed by the Bride & Groom, bouquet toss, and two of the most touching parent dances I have ever watched.

The wedding cake was absolutely gorgeous with the dark red roses and textured icing.  It was complimented by a couple of smaller cakes on either side that rested beautifully on a tree-trunk-type base.  The table also adorned an "ugly bell", as one of the Mom's nicely put it, that must have been a family tradition or just an inside joke.  So naturally, I made sure to get at least two photos included that particular momento..who wants to forget the ugly bell? Certainly not me!

Enjoy!

If you would like more information regarding SZP Weddings, please contact me at info@staceyzphotography.com or visit my website at http://staceyzollphotography.zenfolio.com/weddings !

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) burgandy wedding ellinwood kansas wedding kansas wedding photographer manhattan kansas wedding photographer manhattan ks wedding red rose wedding https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/12/elinwood-kansas-wedding-manhattan-photographer Tue, 30 Dec 2014 10:31:00 GMT
A Wedding Story | Abilene | Manhattan , Kansas Wedding Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/11/manhattan-kansas-wedding-abilene An Awesome day for a Wedding in Abilene , Kansas!

Hello! Let me share with you some of the details from a recent wedding in Abilene , Kansas. The Bride & Groom are AMAZINGLY in love and it shines through every fiber of their being.  They actually met in a bar out near Kansas City where they currently reside.  So if you are still looking for your mate at a bar, there are occasionally some good ones there! ;)

The day started at the salon where the Bride's mother, a hair dresser conveniently, and a couple other stylists were getting the gals ready to go.  There was fruit, lots of coffee (naturally), and definitely excitement.  Once they were done we headed over to the church for the dress and other finishing touches.  The Groom & his Groomsmen wore white lilies with their Lego superhero attached to the stem of the boutonniere!  Prior to the ceremony the Bride requested a non-visual First Look so her and her fiance could talk prior to the wedding without seeing each other, and her first response when she knew he was on the other side was sweet emotion.

The ceremony was conducted by a pastor who knew the families and the strong faith that runs throughout the families on both sides so it was really a beautiful, touching ceremony.  You could see the joy in the tears of the Bride as her father walked her down the aisle, and in the huge smile on the Groom's face once he saw her for the first time.

After the ceremony the Bridal Party headed over to a local park for some fun photos with an antique vehicle that is part of the family that is perfectly coordinated with the wedding colors of blue and coral! (How awesome is that!?).  The Bride & Groom are SO much fun and we had a great time.  My favorite part is definitely when I asked the Bride to sit on the vintage Chevy they were driving for the day, not realizing how good of a wax job had been done, and she slid right off.  The Groom, in all his wit, posed perfectly in response to it thus giving me my favorite image from the day.  It is the kind of image that made my abdomen hurt from laughing so hard!  There is nothing I love more than true love and a good time!

The reception was decorated beautifully, including a nice display for lost family and friends that had passed away.  Each photo had a trinket that represented them during their life.  It was heart-wrenching for sure and such a very nice touch.  The cake stood on a tree stump carved with their initials and surrounded by cupcakes.  The Bride surprised her new Mr. by singing the song "At Last" better than anyone I have ever heard, including the original artists! It was amazing! The whole day was a success and I cannot wait to share their images with them!

If you would like more information regarding SZP Weddings, please contact me at info@staceyzphotography.com or visit my website at http://staceyzollphotography.zenfolio.com/weddings !

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) abilene kansas wedding kansas wedding photographer manhattan kansas wedding photographer wedding photos ks https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/11/manhattan-kansas-wedding-abilene Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:52:00 GMT
Why I Became a Wedding Photographer | Professional Kansas Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/11/why-i-became-wedding-photographer A small preview of SZP Weddings...
 



Wedding Photographers.. crazy or brave?

When non-photographer people find out I am a wedding photographer, I often get one of these responses, "you must be brave, that is way too much pressure," or "wow, you must be crazy, I could never shoot weddings!"  Honestly, I would have to say that as a wedding photographer, I am a bit of both!  I am pretty sure it is required.  I shot portraits for years and never planned on shooting weddings regularly.  I can admit, the pressure of missing those once-in-a-lifetime moments was a bit intimidating at first! But after a few years as my business really began to grow, I realized it was time for me to step out of my comfort zone and accept the next challenge in my photography journey.  And honestly, I love it!

I began by second shooting for a couple of other photographers that generously let me tag along to get the gist of being a wedding photographer, and I photographed my very first wedding on my own shortly after.  Granted, I didn't win a pulitzer prize for those wedding pictures (or whatever the photographer related prize would be!), but the couple was thrilled with their photos and I learned a lot just from that one experience.  I can read books until I am blue in the face, but you really can't grow in photography without the hands on experience.  Over the next twelve months I photographed TWELVE weddings.  This might not seem like a lot, but for someone that had decided just months before to take on weddings, but I was surprised! My goal was one wedding a month, and that was what I got..kind of.  It ended up being more like one wedding here-one wedding there-and then Hello Spring and Fall!-where I had three weddings in the same month a few times.  Anyhow, enough of the back story I think...
 
What I have learned throughout my experiences are that weddings are a thrill!  My personal style is to portray images that are Fun, Real, and Beautiful.  When I decided on these aspects as my ultimate goals I was only shooting portraits.  I chose those particular words because I felt (and still feel) that it is the only way to encompass everything about a couple, individual, or family when photographing them.  Weddings give me ALL of these things!  From the women getting ready in the morning, to the vows and time spent alone with the couple, and of course the party in the evening, it is a constant opportunity to shoot what I love.  Though the day flies by in a whirlwind,  once it is over I always have images that are amazing that I could never get from just shooting portraits.  I am referring to those awesome wedding moments such as Mom putting the veil on the Bride, the Bride holding back tears as she walks down the aisle, the tear on Dad's cheek during the father-daughter dance, and of course all of the laughter and partying that takes place in between.  And, I am happy to announce that I have never missed those once-in-a-lifetime moments that I was worried about before I got started.  =)  
 
Wedding photographers have to be a little crazy AND brave to gladly accept the challenge of photographing the most important day of many peoples' lives from start to finish.  For example, there are a lot of details that are very important to different people for different reasons, the environment and locations are constantly changing and unpredictable in most cases, the lighting isn't always awesome (I love an old church as much as the next person, but whoever built the church with green and white walls and yellow lights was clearly not thinking of the wedding photographer at the time!), and there are a lot of emotions all around you throughout the day.  However, there is beauty to be found in all of these moments.  Each couple has a unique love and a unique story to be told, and every time I am chosen to be the one documenting this day I am both humbled and honored.  So thanks to those that have come on this crazy ride with me, and I look forward to embarking on this same journey with those of you that are just starting to plan your own Wedding day!

If you would like more information regarding SZP Weddings, please contact me at info@staceyzphotography.com or visit my website at http://staceyzollphotography.zenfolio.com/weddings !

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

©Stacey Zoll Photography - http://staceyzollphotography.zenfolio.com/ - info@staceyzphotography.com
 
 
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(Stacey Zoll Photography) kansas city wedding photographer kansas wedding photographer lawrence wedding photographer manhattan kansas wedding photographer manhattan ks wedding photographer topeka wedding photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/11/why-i-became-wedding-photographer Sun, 09 Nov 2014 11:36:00 GMT
A Lawrence Kansas Wedding Story | Manhattan, KS Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/10/a-lawrence-kansas-wedding-story KU says I Do at Maceli's Lawrence

You may have seen this couple in an earlier blog when I did their engagement pictures at Kansas University Lawrence.  These Jayhawk fans, and alumni, whose first initials happened to be KU, were SO much fun to work with and I thoroughly enjoyed taking their photos.

Their wedding took place at Maceli's in Lawrence, KS and had so many wonderful details.  The tables were decorated with handmade signs with their favorite love-related movie quotes, the Bridesmaids wore Royal Blue (KU Blue!) dresses and had these awesome, coral-colored heels to go with it.  The wedding cake was decorated with none-other-than the Bride & Groom made out of clay and sitting on the Groom's SUV.  It was awesome!

The wedding was beautiful, with the Bride walking down the stairs being escorted by her beaming Father, and a unity sand ceremony where they mixed the KU colors in a picture frame showing their favorite engagement photo.

After the wedding we headed down the street to take some photos of the bridal party and Bride & Groom.  Everyone did awesome considering it felt like 100 degrees outside, and I wasn't wearing a suit! Once the photos were done, however, the fun began! There was an awesome DJ, lots of dancing, laughing, and wonderful memories to be had.

This was an all-around awesome group and it was so much fun spending the day with everyone!

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) lawrence kansas engagement lawrence kansas wedding photographer maceli's lawrence wedding manhattan kansas wedding photographer manhattan ks wedding photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/10/a-lawrence-kansas-wedding-story Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:24:56 GMT
Celebrating a Big Day in a small Way | Manhattan, Kansas Engagement & Wedding Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/10/wedding-photos-manhattan-courthouse-weddng Wedding Photos for a small, courthouse wedding


 
I was contacted by this couple a few weeks before their scheduled marriage date to capture some photos of them on the day they said their vows.  The new Mrs. flew in from her current home state of Florida and they exchanged vows in a small, courthouse ceremony with their two witnesses.  They are planning a larger celebration in the future to share their commitment with family and friends, so I was honored that they chose me to capture their only memories of this momentous day.  I know sometimes it doesn't seem real until the "Big" day, but vowing to share your life with someone is much more important the first day it is done! Because they are officially husband and wife, and they will always know when they first made that commitment to one another, even if others don't.
 
This couple was a bit shy in front of the camera so my main goal was to back off and try to help them feel the moment as if I wasn't there.  Of course, being Kansas, a storm began to roll in and the wind picked up making it a little more work, but that is ok!  We were all happy with the end result, and I am happy they will have some fun, real, and beautiful memories to remember this day.

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) kansas state wedding manhattan engagement photographer manhattan kansas wedding photographer manhattan ks wedding photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/10/wedding-photos-manhattan-courthouse-weddng Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:37:00 GMT
A Gorgeous Topeka Engagement | Topeka , Kansas Wedding | Manhattan , KS Wedding Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/10/a-gorgeous-topeka-engagement-ks-photographer-1 Love Abounds at a Lake Shawnee Engagement!

All I can say about these two and there engagement session is...WOW! Ok, maybe I can say a couple more things.  This future Mr. & Mrs. will be having a Topeka wedding next May and chose to have me do their engagement photos as well.  I am SO glad they did!  The two of them were so much fun to work with, they were completely comfortable and natural in front of a camera, and combined with their setting and some wonderful light, their engagement photos are amazing!  It is clear how very much in love they are and I cannot wait for their upcoming wedding!  I know it will not only be an awesome event, but there will be more beautiful photos to come!

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) "lake shawnee topeka kansas photos" "manhattan kansas wedding photographer" "manhattan ks photographer" "topeka engagement photographer" "topeka wedding photographer" https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/10/a-gorgeous-topeka-engagement-ks-photographer-1 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:59:00 GMT
Newborn Girl | 6 Days New | Manhattan, Kansas Newborn Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/9/newborn-photographer-manhattan-kansas-1 Hello again! I got contacted last minute regarding a little one that had just been born and (oddly) didn't have any professional photos yet! To my great dismay, I knew we needed to get her into the studio STAT to remedy that problem! ;)
 
Mom & Dad are a military family and were SO excited about their little girl.  Dad's eyes were shining bright and I could just tell how excited he was! He even brought me a crate full of military gear, just in case. =)  My favorite picture is probably the one of Daddy holding her in the ONLY position that she considered to be acceptable at that point in time. It wasn't the traditional "pose", which is probably why I love it so much. It looks mildly uncomfortable, but utterly sweet and unique at the same time.
 
Overall, Baby girl did really well, though she did not care to be nude, but that is ok..that is why there are wraps! I was happy to be able to be their for them and their sweet little one when they needed me! 
 

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

©Stacey Zoll Photography - http://staceyzollphotography.zenfolio.com/ - info@staceyzphotography.com


 
 
 







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(Stacey Zoll Photography) fort riley newborn photographer manhattan kansas newborn photographer manhattan newborn photographer newborn photos https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/9/newborn-photographer-manhattan-kansas-1 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:18:00 GMT
A Wonderful Wichita Wedding | Manhattan, Kansas Wedding Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/9/wichita-wedding-photographer-1 ..in Andale!

Guess who is behind on her blogging? Surprise! Me! Shocking..I know.  It is hard to find the time upon taking thousands of photos to choose just a few, post just a few, and talk just a bit about those few! It's a hard life sometimes.. ;)

Anyhow! This wedding actually took place at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Andale, a suburb of Wichita.. but Andale didn't start with a "W", so there you have it!

This was a small, Friday evening wedding between a wonderful young couple.  The groom is currently studying at KState, and from the sound of it, is going to be an awesome businessman someday with his own business!  I spent six hours with this couple and their family.  It was a whirlwind of an evening, but we got a lot accomplished and their wedding was great!

The wedding and reception, decorated in Blue & White, took place at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Andale.  The reception was a small event for the family and friends to spend some time congratulating the couple, and of course, eating cake! The table decor was gorgeous and included a lot of "bling"!  Once the toasts and cake were done, the Mr. & Mrs. and I headed over to a nearby pond for some quick portraits before the sun completely set (though it was 95% gone already!).  After that, I followed them over to one of the parents' homes to capture their first dance and bouquet toss at the backyard after-party.  The party was complete with popcorn, marshmallows, chocolate, and ...Goobers (naturally..can't forget those!). There were some other candies available as well, but Goobers is much more fun to say. =)

Enjoy!

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

©Stacey Zoll Photography - http://staceyzollphotography.zenfolio.com/ - info@staceyzphotography.com





 



Love this image of the Bride enjoying a non-messy, pre-wedding snack..and getting to sit down for a minute!




 

And the award goes to...The Groom! For best, 100% real, photobomb! You can see how proud he was of himself...LOL

 


 



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(Stacey Zoll Photography) andale kansas wedding manhattan kansas photographer manhattan kansas wedding photographer manhattan wedding photographer wichita wedding photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/9/wichita-wedding-photographer-1 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:00:00 GMT
A Wedding Story | Manhattan , Kansas Wedding Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/8/manhattan-kansas-wedding-photographer-1 A Vintage Inspired June Wedding.. with Kansas inspired Wind, Rain, & Sunshine (Yes, all in the same day)

Please allow me to share with you some images from this beautiful, vintage themed wedding I photographed in June of this year.  The Bride is a Kansas native, and the Groom came to Kansas for business.  The couple is off to another state in just a few months, so it was great to get to spend this blessed time with them before they go!  I loved this wedding so much, from the vintage details to the super-fun crowd.. Fun AND Beautiful? That's my kind of event right there! ;)

The day started off gloomy/stormy with some huge wind gusts..thank you Kansas.  The girls got ready at Grandma's house which was perfect for the occasion.  The Bride wore a gorgeous, strapless, form-fitting lace gown and the bridesmaids were dressed in a pale yellow.  Their flowers also had the vintage/country look as they were yellow and white dried flower bouquets..simple, beautiful, and elegant.

Once the ceremony, at the old St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Flush, KS, was completed, the wind was still making itself known to all of us.  We were able to squeeze in some Bride & Groom photos tucked away in an outside corner of the church, and a few bridal party photos amidst the sun blaring between wind gusts, then headed over to the Four Points , Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan for the reception.

The reception was complete with a cake stand adorned with the Bride's Great-Grandmother's pin, a top-layer wedding cake for the couple to cut, and lots and lots of cupcakes on the bottom two tiers as well as in, on, and around an old crate with flowers and other details.  The reception also displayed a nicely decorated guestbook table, some vintage coaster sets made personally by the bride & groom (including chalkboard ones that the guests could write on right there!), burlap and lace details, old books with flowers and candles on each table, and Mad-lib (remember those?!?) type cards at each table for the guests to fill out.  It really was beautifully done and everyone had a blast.  Most of the guests participated in the dancing, including a female circle around the groom while they took turns dancing around him in the middle; even Moms and Grandmas participated in this!   I know I have already said this.. but it was fun!

The Bride & Groom and I snuck out around sunset to go take some couple photos at a location nearby; the wind had died down around this time as well..yay!  The view was truly Kansas-mazing (I just made that word up RIGHT now).. there was a colorful sunset to the West and dark blue/gray storm clouds rolling through on the East.  All I had to do was change directions and it was like I was in a completely different place!  Once we were done we returned to the party for a few more photos of the guests and then the night for me was done.  I hope you enjoy reliving part of their day in the photos to follow!

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) four points sheraton manhattan ks manhattan kansas photographer manhattan kansas wedding manhattan kansas wedding photographer st joseph church flush ks vintage kansas wedding https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/8/manhattan-kansas-wedding-photographer-1 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:14:00 GMT
Maternity Session..Times Two! { Manhattan , Kansas Maternity & Newborn Photographer} https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/8/maternity-photographer-manhattan-kansas Ready, Set, ..PoseReallyQuickBeforeYouGoIntoLaborAndHaveThatBaby! ;)

Since I am behind in my posts, I thought I would take this opportunity to combine two quick maternity sessions I did recently.  One of them is a wonderful friend of mine, and the other, is now a wonderful client! Both of them were actually due in about 1 week from the time they contacted me about doing a last minute maternity session, so needless to say, I got them in pretty fast since they could have their baby girls any day!  Typically, maternity sessions should be done between 28 to 32 weeks, or even as far as 34 if you are don't feel you are showing much, however the only absolute requirement to scheduling a maternity session, is you still need to be pregnant =) .

The first session took place at 12:30 in the Afternoon (can we say SUNSHINE?!), but I managed to find a nice spot right next to our church that blessed me with a sliver of shade so that we could get some nice images for her.  This session was scheduled about 9 hours beforehand as a fleeting thought before my friend went to bed and we picked the location when we walked out of church that afternoon and I looked around..not bad, huh?!

The second session was done in Manhattan so close to sunset that we almost ended up shooting in the dark! The sun had been enveloped in cloud cover about an hour before our appointment time and hadn't broken free by the time our session started.  Of course every photographer loves a good set of clouds for some diffused light.. but it is more appreciated during the day and not when it is already getting dark anyway! That is ok though, we got this session done nice and quick and the family looks beautiful.  Dad was away for work unfortunately, but at least she could send him a nice photo!

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) manhattan kansas maternity photographer manhattan kansas newborn photographer manhattan kansas photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/8/maternity-photographer-manhattan-kansas Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:09:00 GMT
Engagement Photography { Manhattan, Kansas Wedding Photographer } https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/8/engagement-photography-manhattan-kansas "Fall" in Love with a Spring Engagement!

It's that time again! Here is another beautiful couple that has allowed me to be their wedding photographer on their Big Day! Summer brings lots of craziness as we all love to get outside and enjoy the weather, therefore it doesn't allow much time for blogging! That is when we say, better late than never, as I post about my spring session towards the end of Summer! This soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs. are getting married in Missouri this Fall (hence the title, now you get the pun, don't you?)! They were a wonderfully sweet couple and I can't wait to photograph their wedding later this year!

Our session took place at the Kansas State University Gardens in Manhattan, Kansas since the Bride knew that she wanted a Spring setting, and I don't think it gets much more "Spring" than the Gardens! We started a bit earlier in the day so they could head home that evening and just took advantage of some nice shady spots while we waited for the sun to set a bit.  Their images turned out just as adorable as they are, and I really feel like their love for one another shines through.

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) kansas city wedding photographer kansas state university gardens manhattan kansas engagement photographer manhattan kansas wedding photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/8/engagement-photography-manhattan-kansas Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:34:00 GMT
Family Photos | Manhattan, KS Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/7/family-photographer-manhattan-ks Three humans and a Dog.. Family Session

Occasionally, I get to welcome a four-legged friend during a photo session which always makes things a bit more interesting.  This puppy was new to their family and they wanted to make sure that she was officially part of the group!  She was pretty well behaved other than a small walk she decided to take down the trail while the rest of the family took a couple of photos together.  Luckily she listens relatively (she is still a puppy, of course) well and she was retrieved pretty quickly.  As we all learned, she can not yet be totally trusted to be on her own, lol.

The family had a good time as well and I think we achieved some great shots.  It included everything from the portrait to go on the wall, their daughter showing her "pre-teen" personality in regards to having to get a bit closer to Mom & Dad then she would like, and Dad going with the flow to make Mom happy.  I was able to sneak a couple awesome photos of the two of them together that I hope they really enjoy.

We held the session at a small house in Manhattan in the evening and managed to escape without any mosquito bites I think..woohoo! Can't get much better than that!

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

©Stacey Zoll Photography - http://staceyzollphotography.zenfolio.com/ - info@staceyzphotography.com


 


 





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(Stacey Zoll Photography) family photos with dog manhattan family photographer manhattan kansas photographer manhattan ks photographer outdoor family photos https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/7/family-photographer-manhattan-ks Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:45:00 GMT
Engagement Photos | Lawrence, KS | Manhattan, KS Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/7/engagement-photographer-lawrence-ks-manhattan A Kansas University Engagement Session

I had such an awesome time with this couple during their session. I will be photographing their wedding this summer and I was so thrilled to get to meet them and play around for an hour.  It is obvious how in love they are and I can tell already that their wedding will be a great time!

As a KU student, grad and fan, they decided on the Jayhawk campus for their engagement photos.  They obviously made a great choice as their photos are beautiful..if I could, I would just pack parts of KU campus into my bag (particularly a tree that I LOVE) and take them everywhere with me!  We took some nice, traditional style photos, with candids mixed in throughout (of course!) to capture their real personality.  Then we decided to just have some fun at the end with a really cool sign that can be found on campus as well as the very photogenic camponile!  I hope you enjoy viewing them, as we certainly had fun taking them!

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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 As it turns out, their initials happen to be "K & U"..talk about a perfect match for each other! ;)
 



 

 

 



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(Stacey Zoll Photography) kansas university engagement photos ku engagement photos lawrence kansas engagement lawrence kansas wedding photographer manhattan kansas photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/7/engagement-photographer-lawrence-ks-manhattan Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:33:00 GMT
Couple / Engagement Portraits | Manhattan , Kansas Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/7/couple-engagement-photographer-manhattan Fun. Real Beautiful.. always my goal, no matter what.

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with a quiet, sweet couple.  The Mr. is a soldier in the Army and the Mrs. has a gorgeous accent from the European country she is from.  They haven't had portraits taken of them for about 5 years other than their yearly military ball photo.  My favorite images from their session are the ones where they were able to forget about the camera for a moment and just enjoy being in the company of one another, physically holding onto one another and playing.

I love it when couples can let loose and have fun.  It works out especially well for couples, such as this one, that are a bit more shy and reserved in front of a a camera, because not only are the traditional photos often a bit uncomfortable for them with the lens staring at their face, but a fun, real, AND beautiful photo is often less common as well.  They may have the photo with the nice smile but a little something is missing in the eyes, or they may have the candid shot that isn't in the greatest location and/or you can't really see their love for one another depicted in the image.  I am happy for the opportunity to provide them with an image they may not have many of (if any) at their home, making it that much more precious in the years to come.

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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A Wedding Story | Manhattan, Kansas Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/7/wedding-manhattan-kansas-hanover A Hanover Wedding: Small Town , Big Love!


 
Last weekend I was blessed to be able to photograph an adorable wedding in the small, farm town of Hanover, Kansas.  You wouldn't know it was a small town by the number of attendees, however! Having lived in this town for generations, the family and friends that participated in the event is possibly the largest group I have ever worked with.
 
 
 
The Bride & Groom, previously high school sweethearts, each had 5 attendants, in addition to 4 ushers, 2 candlelighters, ring bearer, flower girl, etc! They were married at the old Catholic church, St. John's in Hanover, with a reception following the event at the American Legion.  However, we made a few stops in between as well.  Following the ceremony we made our way over to Bremen, KS in a local "party bus" owned by one of the friends of the family.  This is where the Bride & Groom made their first climb up the small bell tower to ring the town bell and announce their marriage just as their parents and grandparents did before them.  It was so sweet!! Then we headed towards the families wheat fields to take some pictures with the hay bales.  But wait, there's more!  After dinner we also made an appearance at the local Turn 4 Bar so the bridal party could enjoy some socializing and drinks while the reception hall was transformed from wall-to-wall dining tables (to accommodate the large guest list!) to dance floor.  
 
 
 
 
The theme of the wedding was country (of course!), complimented with burlap, personalized "coozies" that stated "On this day we agree to disagree", with "John Deere" on one side and "Case" on the other.. apparently the bride & groom support rival farm equipment companies, LOL.  It was adorable!
 
The day was action-packed and full of love, and most of all, it was a blast!  The weather cooperated nicely as well which is always a huge bonus.  We were getting scattered thunderstorms that day so the clouds were gorgeous but it only sprinkled for a short time prior to the ceremony.  They had just enough rain to wish them a proper "good luck!"

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) "bremen kansas bell" "country wedding kansas" "hanover kansas wedding" "manhattan kansas photographer" "manhattan kansas wedding photographer" "turn 4 bar kansas" https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/7/wedding-manhattan-kansas-hanover Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:39:00 GMT
Army Homecoming | Manhattan , Kansas Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/6/army-homecoming-manhattan-kansas A Homecoming story where True Love Abounds!

As previously written, probably more than once, I love homecomings! This particular one was a young married couple here at Fort Riley.  From the many messages and text messages received coming up to the event, it was obvious that this young lady was counting minutes until her husband returned.  When I arrived at the ceremony site the excitement was radiating from her; you could see it from miles away.  You couldn't help but be as excited as she was!  I have done so many homecomings lately and loved every one of them, but this one stood out from the pack.  I imagine you will see what I mean as you look through a few shots from the event.  As always, I thank this family and every family that continues to make sacrifices for this country; it is always an honor to get to share it with you! God Bless all of you always.

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) "fort riley photographer" "homecoming photographer fort riley" "manhattan kansas photographer" "redeployment ceremony photographer" https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/6/army-homecoming-manhattan-kansas Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:41:00 GMT
Cake Smash Time! | Manhattan, Kansas Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/6/cake-smash-manhattan-kansas Did someone say, CAKE!??

Ok, seriously.. who wouldn't enjoy watching a child experience something as awesome as a messy cake for the first time? It's like watching a food fight except (usually) you don't have to get covered in food as well.  You get to sit back, relax (or take pictures in my case) and enjoy the show!  First you have to convince them that it is okay to stick their hands in it and make a mess, which is probably quite confusing for a lot of one-year-olds that are used to being told NOT to do that at home.  Once you get past that step, you have to get them to actually put it in their mouth because it does, in fact, taste as good as it looks.  After that, the party is on and things get fun! I absolutely love shooting a child's Cake Smash.  The faces they make as they go through the previously mentioned process are so fun, and I love capturing that so parents can paste them all over yearbook announcements in 17 years when they graduate high school ;) .

Miss Lydia was no exception! She actually was not too happy with me that day, but once she got rolling, she realized that maybe things weren't quite as bad as she thought..for now!  (I understand Lydia.. cake has that effect on me too!)  Which is fine with me!  At one point, actually..make that two, she decided to dump the whole cake off the stand and onto the floor.. might as well, right!?  It was quite hilarious actually.  After all was said and done, her photos are colorful and adorable, and will be great memories for Mom & Dad!

P.S. Feel free to bring a cupcake for the photographer to your next cake smash session..it keeps us from having to lick the floor after you leave.  Just kidding!! (or am I?)

Is your child turning one this year? If so, check out my website for more information on my All-inclusive Cake Smash sessions so we can document the occasion beautifully!

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) "cake smash manhattan kansas" "cake smash photographer" "child photographer manhattan kansas" "manhattan kansas photographer" "one year portraits" https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/6/cake-smash-manhattan-kansas Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:12:00 GMT
Calling All High School Seniors , Class of 2015! It's that time again! | Manhattan , Kansas Pho https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/6/high-school-senior-photography High School Senior Photography

It's that time of year again for the sun to blaze, the kids to swim, and the high school seniors say "Cheese!" (Don't worry.. I don't actually tell you to cheese, unless it works ;) .  Senior photos are typically done over the summer and a bit into the Fall to make sure that you have what you need back in time to submit to yearbook.

I personally love working with high school seniors.  I love the youthfulness of them, but at the same time showing how much you have grown as you get ready to take the "real world" by storm.  I believe senior photos should reflect who you are and where you are in life.  I want you to look and feel awesome, but I don't want to portray you as someone older than you are as is becoming "trendy" in some of the more fashionable photography markets.  Grandma and Grandpa want a picture of you that they can show what a wonderful young adult their grandchild has grown to be, and your parents want to hang you up on the wall and reminisce about the last 18 years.

So on that note, lets have some fun and take some photos!  My home studio is currently not large enough for a full adult session, but I can do some indoor headshots if you would like both.  My senior sessions take place outdoors at a setting of your choosing so we can capture a more realistic you =) .  I am currently offering discounted senior sessions, so make sure to check out the packages I offer on my website at http://staceyzollphotography.zenfolio.com/highschoolseniorportraits and just click on "Info & Pricing"!

I look forward to working with you and helping close this chapter of your life in a fun, real, and beautiful way!

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) manhattan kansas high school photographer manhattan kansas high school portraits manhattan kansas high school senior manhattan kansas senior photographer saint george senior photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/6/high-school-senior-photography Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:33:00 GMT
Engagement / Save the Date | Manhattan , Kansas Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/6/engagement-manhattan-kansas A Military Marriage to Be!

A few weeks ago this couple and I headed out to snap some photos of them and their engagement for their Save the Date cards.  The sun was blaring even though it was nearly 8pm as the summer sun likes to do!  Mr. Man was a quiet personality and agreed to do his best for his excited fiance.  He is normally not a fan of pictures, but I went easy on him and tried to make it as fun and relaxed as I could.  We kept it short and sweet (just how the guys like it!) and got some awesome images for them to remember this time.  The Mrs. was very happy with the results, which makes me a happy photographer!  Their Save the Date cards should arrive any day now and they are adorable!

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) engagement photographer engagement photos fort riley photographer manhattan kansas photographer manhattan kansas photography save the date photos https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/6/engagement-manhattan-kansas Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:38:00 GMT
Newborn & Sibling Photography Session | Manhattan , Kansas , Stacey Zoll Photography https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/6/newborn-photography Sister & Brother Newborn Love

This session produced some of the sweetest sibling photos I have done yet! (Though I will warn you.. I am not liking the quality of the pics that is below! The blog is making them look quite different for some reason?!?)  Anyhoo..! Baby Girl's Mom wanted a simple, natural setup so we went with plain white and cream.  I had little man take off his shirt to help us to focus on the two of them and not distract from the serene colors.  He was actually terrified of the bean bag so more than once I found myself lounging across it in hopes of assuring him that he would be nice and safe! He honestly did Not believe me for the first few times so we went ahead with photos of Baby Girl by herself and let her brother do his own thing, and hopefully observe that she did not get swallowed up by the bean bag =) .  I honestly don't know what I would do with myself at sessions sometimes if I didn't have Littles to explain, plead, and bargain with.. LOL.  The good news is, we DID get him on that bean bag! Mom had her hands on him at all times to help comfort him AND try to keep him in one spot.  The result was some adorably precious sibling photos that Mom & Dad can cherish for a lifetime to come.  After all, they are only this little once!

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) "fort riley newborn photographer" "junction city newborn photographer" "manhattan kansas photographer" "newborn photographer manhattan kansas" "sibling newborn portraits" https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/6/newborn-photography Fri, 06 Jun 2014 10:12:00 GMT
Sibling Portraits for Easter | Manhattan , Kansas Photographer , Stacey Zoll Photography https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/6/sibling-portraits-for-easter-manhattan Two..Four...Wait, Where'd They Go?! The Fun of Young Sibling Portraits

The following session was a bit more unique than the others as they were done at the family's local home for Easter per Mom's request.  Photographing at a client's home is always fun as it offers a new location and requires me to "think outside the box" in regards to good backdrops, particularly when there is difficult lighting involved.  This particular session ended up taking place during the heat of the day as that was the only time we could coordinate schedules.  The kids, ages two and four, were excited (as you will see below!), particularly little man who doesn't want to sit still for more than 5 seconds at a time (naturally, what two year old does?)!  So there was lots of chasing and bribes involved, but that's ok!  Mom decided to step away and using my mad skills, I managed to get him to sit AND look at me AND even give me a smile or two!  (I hate to brag.. but this was no easy feat and is TOTALLY worth bragging about, haha).  The interactions between brother & sister were sooo adorable once I got them engaging with one another, and I found a nice little patio to shoot on during the heat of the day at the neighbors house that offered some nice lighting and a bit of depth (don't worry, I think the property was vacant).  Score!!

I know Mom was pleased with the results, as this session also ended up with a nice big 20x24" Canvas of her little two year old ball of fire, documenting this day, and in a way, my victory! =)

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) "child photographer manhattan kansas" "child portraits manhattan kansas" "easter portraits manhattan kansas" "manhattan kansas photographer" https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/6/sibling-portraits-for-easter-manhattan Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:41:00 GMT
Two Year Portrait Session | Manhattan , Kansas Photographer Stacey Zoll Photography https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/6/two-year-portrait-session-manhattan Two Year Portraits.. Challenge Accepted!

I do not get nearly as many two year portrait sessions as I do other ages, but when I do, it is always a welcomed challenge =) .  As many of us parents (and observers!) know, the two year milestone also comes with the two year mindset, aka "the terrible twos".  Upon scheduling this session I was asked "my husband was wondering how you get the kids to cooperate and smile?"  I explained that I have a few tricks up my sleeve that work out 98% of the time, and this was no exception (luckily!).  This little man came was pretty upset and soon as he arrived, so we spent a few minutes relaxing and letting him look around until we felt he was calm enough to bring into the studio.  Once in the studio we used a couple of toys, some of his and some of mine, to distract him long enough to forget that he was upset.  We then quickly removed the toys and interacted with him just long enough to snap some awesome photos, and then he was over it.  The wonderful thing, is you would never know by looking at his photos! His Mom was so pleased that we got "his look" even in the midst of the chaos, and now has a GORGEOUS 20x24" Canvas hanging on the wall in her home.  I absolutely Love capturing a child's true personality, and I know I did a good job when they are ready to proudly display it on their wall.  It is my ultimate goal to provide you with photos that you love so dearly you are ready to hang them on your wall.  As I tell many customers that are concerned with "committing" to a print or print credit that comes with my packages.. if you don't have at LEAST one image that you can't wait to display on your wall, then I did not do my job.  I am confident in my ability provide you with photos that you are itching to show the world!  And I thank you for allowing me the opportunity to do just that every time you book a session with me!

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) child photographer manhattan kansas child portraits manhattan kansas manhattan kansas photographer studio photography manhattan kansas two year portraits https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/6/two-year-portrait-session-manhattan Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:23:00 GMT
Fort Riley Army Homecoming | Manhattan, Kansas Photographer | Stacey Zoll Photography https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/6/fort-riley-army-homecoming-manhattan A Homecoming Story.. Fort Riley, Kansas Photographer.

One of the most blessed parts of my job is when I am asked to photograph an Army Homecoming for a returning soldier.  There is something about these events that really strikes at the heart.  It doesn't matter how many I go to; everyone has their own story, their own emotions, and their own reaction to the return of their loved one.  Getting to witness it and document it for them to cherish is a true blessing to me.  I love sharing in the happy tears when Toby Keith's "American Soldier" starts blaring over the loud speakers.  Watching children's eyes grow wide as they watch their Daddy (or Mommy!) come home makes it that much more special.  Here are some photos from one of my recent family homecomings.  There have been quite a few the last couple of months, which is great because we have welcomed hundreds, probably thousands of soldiers back to Fort Riley, Kansas!

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) army homecoming army redeployment fort riley army homecoming fort riley photographer manhattan kansas photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/6/fort-riley-army-homecoming-manhattan Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:37:00 GMT
9 month Portraits / Easter Photos | Manhattan, Kansas Photographer | Stacey Zoll Photography https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/6/9-month-portraits-easter-photos Here are some photos from a (somewhat!) recent 9 month session.  Due to illness and wardrobe complications we had to reschedule multiple times, but we finally were able to make it happen! This little (big) guy did really well! He was still fighting off an ear infection unfortunately, but he hung in there like a champ and allowed Mommy & myself to get some gorgeous shots of him.  I did his newborn photos as well so it is always fun to get to follow them as they grow.  Unfortunately, Mom & Dad just PCS'd so I probably won't be seeing him again for a while, boo!

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) 9 month portraits child photographer manhattan kansas child portraits fort riley photographer manhattan kansas photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/6/9-month-portraits-easter-photos Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:13:00 GMT
Boudoir / Glamour Photography | Manhattan, Kansas | Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/5/boudoir-glamour-session-for-your-eyes Boudoir sessions are some of the most rewarding and fun sessions that I do.  I love the way the women feel when they get all "dolled up" and do something that most have never done before and won't do again.  The self esteem and empowerment that comes from feeling gorgeous inside and out makes it so special.  Combine that with giving their spouse a thoughtful and usually unexpected gift just makes it that much better.  This truly is one of my favorite things to shoot and I appreciate every opportunity to work with women that may or may not realize how beautiful they are until they see themselves through my lens.  I pray that I have many, many more opportunities to show women how beautiful they are, inside and out, in the years to come.

If you are considering a boudoir or glamour session for yourself but feel it is "out of your comfort zone", then I invite you to contact me and I am happy to talk to you more about it.  Most women don't come to me because they are super models and do this all the time.  The majority have never done anything like it and are thrilled when they see how sexy and beautiful they can be.  With the right direction and posing from an experienced photographer, everyone can look like a super model!

Due to the nature of these sessions, the majority of my portfolio is kept private unless I have received permission from the client to post them publicly.  If you are considering a boudoir or glamour session and would like to see more of my work, please feel free to contact me or visit my website for more information.

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) boudoir boudoir photographer fort riley glamour photography intimate photography junction city kansas ks manhattan photography professional romance photography st george wamego wedding gift https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/5/boudoir-glamour-session-for-your-eyes Wed, 14 May 2014 09:37:00 GMT
Maternity Photos | Manhattan, Kansas | Newborn Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/5/this-maternity-session-was-one-of-my This maternity session was one of my favorite maternity sessions to date! We actually arrived at Kansas State University just in time for the storm to roll in that was supposed to arrive two hours later according to the weather site I looked up.  Luckily, there was no lightning going on yet, just some scary gray clouds that were sneaking up on us.  Rather than worrying about it, we opted to do as much as we could as quickly as we could in case we needed to make a run for it!  The resulting images were Stunning however and the overcast glow on their skin just made this adorable couple even more gorgeous.  I just KNOW their little girl is going to be beautiful! I was also happy that we were able to get the session done during that first spring bloom when this particular tree was covered in white blossoms.  Since the couple is a set of KState Alums we had to get some fun images of them in their Wildcat gear as well! 
 

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) council grove fort riley junction city kansas kansas state university ks kstate alumni manhattan maternity photographer maternity photography newborn photographer riley county saint george wamego https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/5/this-maternity-session-was-one-of-my Wed, 14 May 2014 09:18:00 GMT
Child Portraits | Manhattan, Kansas Portrait & Child Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/5/child-portraits-9-month-old-girl I had so much fun photographing this little one for her 9 month photos! Her chubby-ness just makes you want to hug her and squish her! "I shall call her squish and she shall be mine and she shall be my squishy!" (If you don't recognize that line then you may not have a toddler and a DVD player in your car where the same movies play over and over and over.. LOL) [Finding Nemo!] Anyhow! I absolutely loved her photos and I know her Mom was thrilled as well.  I was able to design a custom collage for her to match the others in her house belonging to her other 3 children.  I know that this little girl is adding a bit of brightness to the wall with her other 3 brothers!

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) 9 month portraits child photographer child portraits council grove fort riley junction city kansas ks manhattan kansas riley six month portraits st george stacey zoll photography wamego https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/5/child-portraits-9-month-old-girl Wed, 14 May 2014 09:09:00 GMT
Newborn Girl {3 days New} - Manhattan, Kansas | Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/5/newborn-girl-3-days-new-manhattan Here are some photos of an adorable baby girl and her Army family.  Her big brother is 17 years old so this was a unique family session for me, and I wanted to make sure that he was involved in the photos as well!  I was also able to photograph this couple's pregnancy reveal and maternity photos so I was able to join in their journey.  Part of what I love about photography is being able to join families in their journey through life, whether it is just yearly portraits, pregnancies, a child's first year, or a young couple that is getting ready to be married.  It is such an honor to be a part of such momentous occasions.

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Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP also offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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A Wedding at the Westin | Kansas City | Manhattan, Kansas | Wedding Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/4/kansas-city-wedding-stacey-zoll Right after Valentine's Day I was honored to photograph a small wedding in Kansas City at the Westin Hotel at Crown Center.  It was a gorgeous ceremony, complete with personally written vows and a "blessing of the rings", in which the rings were passed around the guests to be prayed over before the couple exchanged them.  There was laughter and tears, making it the perfect occasion!  The ceremony and reception were held on the top floor surrounded by windows; the ceremony itself was right about sunset so the light was nice and warming as well.  There were many candles and a gorgeous fire after sundown making for a gorgeous, relaxing reception, complete with a cake that looked just like a pizza!

And (yes I realize I should not start a paragraph with And!, buuutttt...) it wouldn't be a post by me if I didn't mention the weather, which was miraculously in the 40's that day!! It had been below freezing for weeks, but God smiles upon us with warmer temperatures for safe travels, and some outside pictures (without jackets!) with the beautiful KC skyline.  I Love the way their photos turned out and I can happily say that the Bride & Groom have been wonderfully grateful as well!

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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9 Month Portraits | Manhattan, Kansas | Family Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/3/mr-b-9-month-portraits-manhattan-kansas Hello! I am happy to share the 9 month portraits of this little guy today! His Mom wanted a blue backdrop to bring out those gorgeous baby blues, and that is exactly what we did! He was super adorable and I really enjoyed working with him and the parents he was nice enough to bring along.  For a little variety, we brought out the rocking horse so he could show off his new ability of pulling himself up.  He isn't standing on his own just yet, but he is on his way!  Of course, every time my daughter sees the photos I hear "it's my horse!" over my shoulder.. and I have to explain, it's actually Mommy's horse but since it is a little small I share it with you!  Haha.  Anyhow, Spring is coming!!! Oops.. I mean, Spring is here! (I forget since it snowed 2 days ago!). And that means, lovely outdoors sessions will be back in popular demand soon! Don't forget to book yours! ;)

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) 9 month portraits cake smash photographer child photographer child portraits fort riley junction city kansas ks manhattan kansas six month portraits st george stacey zoll photography wamego https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/3/mr-b-9-month-portraits-manhattan-kansas Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:14:00 GMT
Sweet 16 | Manhattan, Kansas | Senior Portrait Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/3/sweet-16-manhattan-kansas-professional A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by a past client of mine about her cousin that was coming to Kansas from Florida as a "Sweet 16" gift.  I was told that she was a country girl at heart and really wanted some Kansas-country photos for her session.  I was pretty sure that could be arranged! ;)

We went to two local places in Manhattan in order to get a variety of images.  God blessed me again with warm weather for the day and we managed to finish up just as the temperature was dropping and the crazy winds were coming out to play for the night! Her photos turned out absolutely gorgeous and really helped to capture the essense of "Sweet" 16 with a country feel!  Hey, maybe she will send me some more 16 year olds from Florida??!

Enjoy!

Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP  offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors & Teens, Family and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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Miss L's 6 month portraits | Manhattan, Kansas | Professional Newborn, Child & Portrait Photogr https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/3/ok-so-this-is-little-delayed Ok, so this is a LITTLE delayed.. but the Christmas season is crazy and it got overlooked! Here is an adorable 6 month session of one of my cutest returning clients! I have so enjoyed watching her from womb to now (she is actually 9 months old now!!).  Her 6 month birthday was timed just perfectly with Christmas, so of course we had to take advantage of the season!

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Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP also offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) 6 month portraits child photographer child portraits fort riley junction city kansas newborn photographer ks manhattan kansas saint george six month portraits st george stacey zoll photography wamego https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/3/ok-so-this-is-little-delayed Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:25:00 GMT
Newborn Girl , Baby J , {3 days New} | Manhattan , Kansas | Newborn Photographer | Fort Riley | https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/3/newborn-girl-baby-j-3-days-new What were you up to on Valentine's Day this year? Well, I was photographing this little sweetheart before her Daddy headed back to Germany! Mom & Baby hope to be there soon as well, but for now, they were kind enough to join me in my studio so I could capture her during those precious first few days.  She was a very light sleeper and was very posessive of her hands! She certainly kept us on our toes, but we were able to improvise and get some beautiful shots for Mom & Dad to cherish.. particularly Dad who misses her so very much!

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Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP also offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) fort riley junction city kansas newborn photographer ks manhattan kansas maternity photography newborn photographer saint george st george wamego https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/3/newborn-girl-baby-j-3-days-new Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:17:00 GMT
Engagement / Save the Date | Manhattan, Kansas | Professional Wedding Photographer | Stacey Zol https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/2/engagement-save-date-manhattan-kansas I had a fun little session with this military couple about a week ago.  In the midst of our FREEZING winter, they managed to schedule for a day with some sunshine! WOOHOO! Since they aren't from around here, we took the photos in the midst of some tall grass that didn't look frozen to death to give their recipients a view of the Kansas prairie! It was much nicer than the other option of lifeless trees I think.. wouldn't you agree? =)  There was a bit of a wind chill factor but we did as much as we could as fast as we could and now they are on their way to some adorable Save the Date cards for their upcoming wedding!  Today, however, I think it is 20 degrees outside and I'm freezing my knickers off in my own house (No, I don't actually own knickers.. but I like the way that sounds)!  Stay warm people!!! And contact me if you are ready to reserve a session for this Spring when the sun comes out!! Or before of course =)

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Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP also offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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Winter Maternity | Manhattan, Kansas | Professional Maternity & Newborn Photographer | Stacey Z https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/1/winter-maternity I will admit right off the bat.. I do not like winter! However..snow is pretty!  I would just rather not have to go in it...UNLESS.. I get to take pretty pictures in it, and then run back inside and hide until it melts!  With that little disclaimer, I can get back on track here...

We arrived on location to take maternity photos as fast as we possibly could before Mom, Dad, and possibly even baby turned into a lovely ice sculpture for park visitors to enjoy.  Lucky for us, it was a whopping 24 degrees that day, not counting the wind chill, and yes.. I just said "lucky for us."  The following day it was 4 degrees, so apparently we ended up with the warmest day of the week!!  Mom & Dad did amazing, however, and we were able to snap some beautiful images and race back to the car within 15 minutes. Thank God!

I am now excitedly awaiting the arrival of their little girl in the next few weeks so I can capture her newborn photos!

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Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP also offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) fort riley junction city kansas ks manhattan maternity photography newborn photographer newborn photography riley county saint george snow maternity st george wamego winter maternity https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2014/1/winter-maternity Mon, 20 Jan 2014 08:17:00 GMT
An Autumn Couple | Engagement / Couple Photography | Manhattan, Kansas | Professional Wedding P https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2013/12/an-autumn-couple-engagement-couple I was SO excited to photograph this couple during the most gorgeous time of year here in Kansas (according to my opinion anyway..which is the only opinion offered in this blog since it is mine ;)  )!!  The leaves seemed to fall off the trees even faster this year than last year, but that was okay, because I got to take their photos at the perfect time; there were leaves on the ground AND on the trees and it was Gorgeous! They are such a sweet couple that has been married for about a year if I recall, and it was a real pleasure working with them and seeing how much they loved each other!  They are new to this area so I was honored they chose me to update their photos! I just noticed I use a lot of explanation points.. but what can I say? Autumn photos are exciting!! =)

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Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP also offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) autumn photos engagement photographer fort riley junction city kansas city wedding photographer kansas wedding photographer ks manhattan professional wedding photographer st george topeka wamego https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2013/12/an-autumn-couple-engagement-couple Sat, 14 Dec 2013 21:07:00 GMT
It's a Minnie Mouse Birthday! One Year / Cake Smash Session | Manhattan, Kansas | Professional https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2013/12/its-minnie-mouse-birthday-one-year-cake Woo! I'm a bit behind on my blogging.. but better late than never, right?!? Gotta love holiday season! Here's some photos from a fun one year birthday / cake smash session in my studio that I did with a Minnie Mouse fan! Her whole session was SO adorable, from her yellow Minnie Mouse socks, to the cake, to her custom Minnie dress! Good luck not smiling a little bit at this one!

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Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP also offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) birthday photography cake smash cake smash photographer fort riley junction city kansas ks manhattan minnie mouse birthday newborn photography riley county saint george st george studio wamego https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2013/12/its-minnie-mouse-birthday-one-year-cake Sat, 14 Dec 2013 20:53:00 GMT
Cake Smash! Miss A's One Year Birthday! | Manhattan, Kansas | Professional Photographer | Stace https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2013/10/cake-smash-miss-as-one-year-birthday Miss A recently celebrated her first birthday with a once-in-a-lifetime cake smash session!  Her Mom went with a "wild thang" theme and dressed her in an animal print onesie with coordinating hair bow and tutu! A little bit of pink was added to the backdrop for some girly color.  She really enjoyed her cake making it extremely hard to narrow down which images to include in this blog! I will contain myself, however, and manage to choose just a few.. however difficult it may be!

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Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP also offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) birthday photography cake smash cake smash photographer fort riley junction city kansas ks manhattan newborn photography riley county saint george st george wamego https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2013/10/cake-smash-miss-as-one-year-birthday Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:49:00 GMT
Newborn Girl , Miss A, 8 days New | Manhattan , Kansas | Newborn Photographer | Fort Riley | Ju https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2013/10/newborn-girl-miss-8-days-new Miss A decided to make her appearance one month early so she was photographed at eight days old.  Her Mom was excited to have her photographed with pink but we also used an antique pram for some variety.  She was a sweet 5 lbs when I saw her and I enjoyed working with her and her parents! I was lucky enough to do their maternity pictures as well; it is always exciting to be a part of such a beautiful journey!

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Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP also offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) fort riley junction city ks manhattan kansas maternity photography newborn photographer newborn photography riley county saint george st george wamego https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2013/10/newborn-girl-miss-8-days-new Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:37:00 GMT
A Kansas - themed Wedding Story.. | Manhattan, Kansas | Kansas State University | Professional https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2013/10/a-kansas-themed-wedding-story This wonderful couple put together a gorgeous, Kansas - themed wedding to celebrate the their special day.  The bride grew up in Kansas until she went abroad to study in Europe, where she met her fun-loving Irish husband.  She is a romance novelist, he is a journalist, and they are now living in South Africa! The colors were blue and yellow, in honor of the Kansas sky and of course, the sunflowers.  The ceremony was held at the Danforth Chapel at Kansas State University, followed by a gorgeous, country-styled reception at the Black Jack Hills.  Guests flew in from abroad for the occasion and everyone had a wonderful time.. including myself!

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Stacey Zoll is a photographer based in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  Wedding service areas include Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Salina, Abilene, and other areas of Northeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.  SZP also offers services for Glamour / Boudoir, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors and more!

Images included on blog are a lower quality than what the client actually receives.

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) black jack hills danforth chapel engagement photographer fort riley junction city kansas city kansas wedding photographer ks manhattan professional wedding photographer topeka wichita https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2013/10/a-kansas-themed-wedding-story Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:21:00 GMT
Newborn Baby R - 14 days New - Manhattan , Kansas | Newborn Photographer | Fort Riley | Junctio https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2013/9/newborn-baby-r-14-days-new-manhattan This precious little girl came to me a little later than the preferred newborn window but thankfully she was still pretty tiny and slept great! At two weeks many babies would rather look at me and put their limbs where THEY want instead of where I would prefer =) . Baby R, however, did fantastic and allowed me to capture some great images!  Her Mom is currently working on her PhD at Kansas State University in a type of animal science.  Mom also shows horses and has 5 horses of her own currently so she brought her show saddle along for some unique photos!  I incorporated some purple & white as well to go with the KSU theme.  Lastly, since her Mom is a graduate of Clemson University, as well as her dearly loved grandfather, I snapped a photo utilizing the Clemson class ring as well because that is special to her and her family, and helps show how tiny her cute little feet are.  =)

Stacey Zoll is a photographer in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  You may read more about Stacey Zoll at staceyzollphotography.zenfolio.com .  She also offers services for Weddings, Glamour / Boudoir, Engagement, Maternity, Cake Smash, Seniors and more!

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(Stacey Zoll Photography) fort riley junction city ks manhattan kansas maternity photography newborn photographer newborn photography riley county saint george st george wamego https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2013/9/newborn-baby-r-14-days-new-manhattan Mon, 02 Sep 2013 08:54:00 GMT
K & A Engagement Photography | Manhattan , Kansas | Fort Riley | Professional Wedding Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2013/8/engagement-with-kendra-austin-manhattan The three of us had a great evening taking the soon-to-be-Mr&Mrs engagement photos for their upcoming wedding.  The skies were overcast giving us some wonderful lighting, and combined with the beautiful location they chose we achieved some gorgeous images for them to cherish.  Ms. K is a Kansas native and Mr. A is here serving in the U.S. Army at Fort Riley.  The two of them are adorable together and I am very excited for their upcoming wedding which I will be photographing as well!

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Stacey Zoll is a photographer in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  She also offers services for Weddings, Boudoir, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors and more!

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D & N Save the Date, Manhattan, KS | Fort Riley | Engagement & Wedding Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2013/8/d-n-save-date-manhattan-ks-engagement This was a fun "Save the Date" session that nearly got rained out but cleared up for us just in time to get some fun, beautiful photos for their custom Save the Date announcements.  We started off in some natural light and finished up the session with a bit of flash in order to capture the gorgeous night sky behind them as the sun set behind the rain clouds.  Their Save the Dates have already been designed to coordinate with their wedding colors and their family & friends will love them!

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Stacey Zoll is a photographer in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  She also offers services for Weddings, Boudoir, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors and more!

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Maternity in Manhattan , Kansas | Maternity & Newborn Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2013/8/maternity-in-manhattan I was super excited to photograph this couple as they are expecting their baby girl in September! I think part of my excitement is knowing that I will get to do her newborn photos too, but the maternity photos got my full attention anyways and we had a great night!  This is the first time I had to ask a client to "push out" her belly in a couple of the pictures! Mommy is 32 weeks and still looks awesome and moves pretty well.. though she feels a little cramped of course.. enjoy!

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Stacey Zoll is a photographer in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  She also offers services for Weddings, Boudoir, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors and more!

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Engaged? Save the Date Mini Sessions! | Engagement / Couples Photographer | Manhattan, Kansas | https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2013/7/engaged-save-date-mini-sessions Stacey Zoll Photography is so excited for you and your upcoming nuptials that I am offering exclusive Save the Date Mini Sessions to help announce your wedding to the world!  Included in this session is 50 Custom 5x7", double-sided, press printed Save-the-Date cards (You will get to choose from a number of designs!), 1 8x10" Print, 5 digital files and a 5x7" Print release via your personal online gallery!  You may also receive a digital collage to announce your special day via Email, Facebook, or Google!

You may visit my engagement portfolio here: http://staceyzollphotography.zenfolio.com/p853276199

Want more information about SZP's latest events and upcoming specials? Make sure to follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/staceyzphotography !

Stacey Zoll is a photographer in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  She also offers services for Weddings, Boudoir, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors and more!

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Senior Girl : Prom | Manhattan, Kansas | High School Senior Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2013/7/senior-girl-prom-manhattan-kansas-high This "mini-session" took place in the heat of the day due to timing. The location was a client's special request so we all headed out in the bright sun in order to snap some photos of this beautiful Senior before her prom date arrived.  Considering the blazing sun, we ended up with some nice photos to remember the evening by, and also reflect her interests and the path that lay ahead.
 




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Newborn Girl : 6 days New | Manhattan, KS Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2013/7/newborn-girl-6-days-new-manhattan-ks This sweet little girl did wonderful during her full newborn session.  She was sound asleep when they arrived so we got started right away and took some photos of her in her "homecoming" outfit before she got woken up to get undressed.  After a short feeding, we continued on with the session and achieved some wonderful memories for her new family!

Stacey Zoll is a photographer in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  You may read more about Stacey Zoll at staceyzollphotography.zenfolio.com .  She also offers services for Weddings, Boudoir, Engagement, Maternity, Cake Smash, Seniors and more!

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Let's Have Some Cake! Cake Smash Photography | Manhattan, KS Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2013/7/lets-have-some-cake-cake-smash I realized I have yet to share some Cake Smash photos and thought I would remedy that.  Cake Smash is, after all, one of my favorite sessions to do.  Something about watching a child timidly eat a cake while giving Mom the "Are you sure this is ok?" look just never gets old! I love the bright colors, the fun, and the candid-ness (that probably isn't a word..) of these sessions.  Children do the darndest things when we get to just let them do their thing!   I have done a cake smash with a 2 year old as well and learned that the first year truly is the best time since the idea of eating on their own, and CAKE for that matter, is such a unique experience to them.  After all, you spent the first year just teaching them how to eat off of a spoon, sit up, stand, maybe walk... and this just shows just how much they grow in that first 365 days.  And to top it off.. you have awesome photos to remember the occasion and show your child's future girlfriends/boyfriends. ;)   My "Have your cake and eat it too!" session even includes a fun 12x12" collage (pictured below) and 50 Birthday party invites, Thank you's, or "Look who's One!" announcements!

Cake Smash sessions can be done indoors in my studio or outdoors.

Please note images that appear on this blog are of a lower quality than what is actually provided to clients.

This is an example of the 12x12" Collage that comes with the package mentioned above.  The colors are customizable and are designed to match your child's birthday colors.  It can also be ordered separately with any of the other packages.  If you book a Cake Smash during or before August 2013 this collage is given as a Bonus with Any Cake Smash session!
 




The picture below is an oldie but a goodie! This was one of the first Cake Smash sessions I ever did so while it would be a little below my standards of today, I still love it!





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Newborn Boy : 5 days new | Manhattan, KS Newborn Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2013/7/newborn-boy-5-days-new-manhattan-ks Baby M was 5 days old when we did his newborn session, however he was already weighing in at over 8 lbs!  I suppose I should not have been surprised since he ended up being named after the strongest man in the world!  It started out as a joke when his Mom first found out about the pregnancy, but ended up sticking by the time he was born.  It is a great little story on how he received his name!  Baby M slept most of the time allowing us to get some great shots before he wasn't interested anymore.  =) His Dad is in the military and deploying this summer so we made sure to incorporate some of his gear into the session as well.

Stacey Zoll is a photographer in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  You may read more about Stacey Zoll at staceyzollphotography.zenfolio.com .  She also offers services for Weddings, Boudoir, Engagement, Maternity, Cake Smash, Seniors and more!

Please note, blog images are of a reduced quality than what the client actually receives.
 

 

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Wesley & Marisol: Junction City, Kansas Wedding | Manhattan, Kansas Wedding Photographer https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2013/7/wesley-marisol-junction-city-kansas I recently had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of a dear, valued client of mine and her new husband.  They were married at a beautiful Catholic church, with the reception to follow at the Junction City, Kansas Opera House.  The couple has a total of 9 children between them which made for some wonderful family AND wedding party shots, since the wedding party consisted of all 9 of them! It was a lot of fun and I am so happy that I was able to share in this occasion with them, particularly since I have come to know them over the past couple of years.  Wishing them a lifetime of happiness and many blessings together!

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Stacey Zoll is a photographer in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  You may read more about Stacey Zoll at staceyzollphotography.zenfolio.com .  She also offers services for Boudoir, Engagement, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors and more!

Please note, blog images are of a reduced quality than what the client actually receives.





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This fun photo was a special request of the Bride.. we were still working out the logistics to get all 10 of them to show up in the back, but the facial expressions were too good to pass up!

 
Success! Even the Bride & Groom were laughing by this point!
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The gorgeous women waiting for the ceremony to start...

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You're Still the One - Wedding / Vow Renewal { Manhattan , Kansas } ( Fort Riley } https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2013/6/youre-still-one-wedding-vow-renewal

I was honored to photograph the vow renewal of this wonderful military couple that has been married for 12 years.  When they were originally married they had a very small ceremony, so this time they decided to put on the wedding they never had, including a church ceremony followed by a reception. It was beautiful.  The ceremony took place in Junction City at a local church, followed by the reception at the Fort Riley Convention Center.  The reception was complete with DJ, Photo Booth, Candy Bar, and Cake of course!
 

The cake was surrounded by 3 smaller cakes, each topped with a photo of one of their children.  The church ceremony also included vows as a family, and the mixing of sands for each member of the family.  All in all, it was an unforgettable, touching even that was a joy to be a part of.

Stacey Zoll is a photographer in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  You may read more about Stacey Zoll at staceyzollphotography.zenfolio.com .  She also offers services for Boudoir, Engagement, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Seniors and more!










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Ready, Set, Wedding! https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2013/6/ready-set-wedding A few weeks back, I was lucky enough to photograph a fun wedding with a friend of mine in Abilene, Kansas.  This wedding was traditional, yet unique, and certainly fun!  The color of the wedding was my favorite green - it was seen in the bridesmaids gowns, the groomsmans shirts, the cake, and even the lights in the reception!  We had a great time, and I had a blast spending the day with all of the girls and their family. Congrats again to this beautiful couple - and may you have many blessings to come in your lifetime together!

For more images from this wedding and others, and/or to get more information about booking Stacey Zoll Photography for your wedding - please visit the following link : http://staceyzollphotography.zenfolio.com/p814376733 .  Stacey Zoll Photography is now booking weddings for 2013 and 2014!  For a limited time, you will receive a free engagement session if you book your wedding with Stacey Zoll, and place your deposit by December 31, 2013!

Are you looking for that perfect wedding gift for your spouse? Stacey Zoll also offers custom Boudoir / Romance photography (females only)!

Stacey Zoll is a photographer in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, Saint George, Kansas City, Salina, and other surrounding areas!  You may read more about Stacey Zoll at staceyzollphotography.zenfolio.com .  She also offers services for Weddings, Boudoir, Engagement, Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, and more!
 





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Custom Senior Photography | Manhattan , Kansas | Fort Riley | Junction City | Wamego | Flint Hills https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2013/5/custom-senior-photography-manhattan

Senior photography has really become an art in today's society.  It gives the senior and the photographer an outlet to be creative, have fun, and make some beautiful, one-of-a-kind images to remember this awesome time in their life.  It is an opportunity to recognize their individualism as they begin the next stage.



The Seniors included in this blog were quite opposite in personality, but equally fun to work with.  Their sessions took place at a few different locations in Manhattan, KS, and though they were done four months apart, the temperature was literally freezing during both sessions!  We actually got snowed on during the month of April!!  All in all, however, we achieved some great images, and I know their parents are so proud!




Part of what I love about senior photography is the opportunity to not only work with a young adult that is looking forward to the experience, but getting to utilize some different and unique settings for the shoot.  I love the opportunity to also edit the images creatively to make stand-out, unforgettable images, preferably images that say something about who that senior is and/or what their interests are.








In addition to remembering where they've been, I love to reference where they are going.  Senior photography can be a tribute to the past and a hope for the future, which is what makes it so special.



 

If you have a child graduating in the Class of 2014, now is the time to schedule your session, or at least start thinking about what you want from their senior photos.  If you want great photos to cherish and remember this time, I would love to talk with you!  I offer senior packages to fit most budgets, without sacrificing quality.  I encourage you to visit my website at staceyzollphotography.zenfolio.com if you'd like to see more of my work.



Stacey Zoll is a photographer in Manhattan, Kansas that serves the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills, including Fort Riley, Junction City, and Saint George.  Travelling is offered for an additional fee.  You may read more about Stacey Zoll at staceyzollphotography.zenfolio.com .  She also offers services for Weddings, Boudoir, Engagement, Newborn, Cake Smash, and more!
 


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For Your Eyes Only - Boudoir Photography | Manhattan , Kansas | Fort Riley | Junction City | W https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2013/4/for-your-eyes-only-boudoir-photography I have had a few people ask me recently why I enjoy doing Boudoir photography,.. doesn't it make me uncomfortable?  The truth is.. absolutely not!  I truly LOVE shooting Boudoir sessions, and I look forward to more and more opportunities to do so here in the Manhattan, KS area or wherever I may travel to.  I did my own Boudoir session years ago for my third wedding anniversary as a gift to my husband.  It was his favorite gift ever, and the bonus was that it was one of the best and most fun experiences I ever had myself!  I love that I am able to create that for other women.  There is no greater feeling than having someone say to you, "Thank you so much, I look and feel so beautiful!  My husband couldn't believe it, and I feel like a supermodel!"  Combine that with helping a woman to invest in her marriage by creating such a thoughtful gift for her spouse, while renewing or enhancing their love and attraction for one another, and there is simply no down side to Boudoir!  Boudoir is a wonderful, unique gift that not every man gets to receive, but I bet every man would love!  So whether you are a newlywed looking for the perfect wedding gift for your new husband, or a woman that has been married for decades that just wants to renew the spark and remind her husband that she is still his, still finds him desirable, and wants to be desired herself.. I would love to help you achieve that.

Boudoir sessions are designed to make a woman look and FEEL beautiful.  They are not simply for the size 0, model-type body.  Boudoir is for all types of women.. after all, beauty has no size!  I have had the opportunity to photograph gorgeous plus-size women, as well as slender women!  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and your spouse loves you the way you are, so lets get together and give him something he would never expect and never forget!  If you aren't comfortable in your own skin, then hopefully you will be after this experience, and I will be there every step of the way to help with posing that will enhance your favorite features, and even minimize those that you are more self-conscious about.  And most importantly, we will have a blast!

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If you are in the Manhattan, Kansas, Fort Riley / Junction City / Wamego, KS area, I would love to talk to you about customizing a session just for you!  You may see more examples of my work on my website or Facebook page or contact me if you wish to view a private portfolio for seriously interested female clients only.  Boudoir images are never shared on any online media without the client's consent.

I am a local photographer in Manhattan, Kansas.  I serve Manhattan and the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, St. George, KS.  There is a small travel fee for clients of 20 miles away depending on the location.  I also offer services for Engagement, Wedding, Senior, Newborn, Cake Smash, Family, and Children.

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A Time to Cherish - Newborn Photography | Manhattan , Kansas | Fort Riley | Junction City | Wam https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2013/3/a-time-to-cherish-newborn-photography-1 Life is full of milestones, particularly the first year when every day, week, and month comes with a new experience.  The first week of life is particularly beautiful as your baby begins learning how to live outside the womb, but still maintains a sense of peace as they sleep soundly (during the day at least!), and find their comfort nestled in the arms of a loving parent.  Newborn photography can definitely be a challenge as we move quickly, but not too quickly!, to get those precious images before baby is hungry, cranky, or just has to go potty!  But the end product is worth the effort!  These moments pass by so quickly, it seems like just the blink of an eye before they are gone.. images as you will see below, are best obtained in the first 7 days of a child's life.

 

 
Newborn photography is about capturing those once-in-a-lifetime photos that can only be obtained in the first few days of life.  It allows a parent to remember just how tiny those little fingers were when grasping onto yours, or how their tiny feet fit snugly in the palm of your hand.  
Photographing newborns requires great patience, skill, and attention to detail.  The editing that is done afterward to help get rid of the exema, dryness, yellow/red colored skin, etc. that many newborns have soon after birth is another act of love in itself.  It is a very detailed, time-consuming process to give newborns their beautiful, creamy skin, but making sure to maintain their adorable features and not leave them looking "over-processed".  I take great care in positioning and posing so that you and baby both feel comfortable, and your child is never in any danger.  As a mother, I completely understand how nerve wracking it can be to take your tiny little bundle out of the house within those first few days.  If you prefer, I even offer a "Family Experience" session for an extra fee, in which I will come to your home and take photos of your new baby and your family in your own environment.  Nothing makes me happier than providing you with photographs that you will forever cherish.. images to display proudly in your home so you can "remember when," as they continue to grow up too fast. .
Don't let this moment pass you by, and if I can help you to create those
special memories, I would be honored.


I am a local photographer in Manhattan, Kansas.  I serve Manhattan and the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, St. George, KS.  There is a small travel fee for clients of 20 miles away depending on the location.  I also offer services for Engagement, Wedding, Senior, Newborn, Cake Smash, Family, and Children.


Stacey Zoll Photography
Manhattan, Fort Riley, Junction City, Kansas
staceyzphotography@gmail.com
staceyzollphotography.zenfolio.com
facebook.com/staceyzphotography
 
 
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Thank God for the Soldier | Army | Manhattan , Kansas | Fort Riley | Junction City | Wamego https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2013/1/thank-god-for-soldier-1







As an Army wife, I am no stranger to how much the family of the soldier has to sacrifice as well.  Let us not forget how much our service members of all branches and their families give up for us and our freedom so that we can do whatever it is we do.. including my opportunity to photograph amazing people and families.  America was built on the backs of men and women just like these soldiers who are willing to risk their lives and give up the comfort of their home, and the presence of their families, to ensure that we can call the United States our home.

God Bless all of our veterans - past, present, and future - and may we never take you for granted.. and for those that I met yesterday, and those that I didn't, Welcome Home!! We are so glad to have you back safely.. Thank You a million times for your service to our country.



*If photos were taken of your family at this event, they are available for free download at staceyzollphotography.zenfolio.com. Feel free to contact me if you need assistance.*

I am a local photographer in Manhattan, Kansas.  I serve Manhattan and the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, St. George, KS.  There is a small travel fee for clients of 20 miles away depending on the location.  I also offer services for Engagement, Wedding, Senior, Newborn, Cake Smash, Family, and Children.


Stacey Zoll Photography
Manhattan, Fort Riley, Junction City, Kansas
staceyzphotography@gmail.com
staceyzollphotography.zenfolio.com
facebook.com/staceyzphotography


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My New Year's Resolution... Blog.. | Photography | Manhattan , Kansas | Fort Riley | Junction https://www.staceyzphotography.com/blog/2013/1/my-new-years-resolution-blog Happy 2013!  As I sit here I am being force fed a chocolate chip cookie, a baguette, and a bright green pear (made of plastic of course!), by my 2 year old.  So naturally.. I decide now is the time to stop delaying the inevitable.. it's time to blog.  Blah!  I have not been anxious to add another task to my to-do list.  I haven't been overwhelmed with spare time between cleaning up from vacation, taking care of my daughter/the house/my husband and all that that entails.  (I'm sure one or two of you can relate).  And, on the off chance I do get "spare time", it is mostly spent doing one of the many things I love - photography and all that it entails: reading, editing, ordering, scheduling, looking at accessories I can't afford, making plans in my head, etc.

I haven't had a photo shoot the last couple of weeks because of the holidays, which allowed me to break out my camera and take pictures of my family for a change as we "enjoyed" the snow.  I would be fibbing if I said that I loved snow.  I DO think it is very beautiful, and I can certainly appreciate it when I am inside and don't have to go anywhere.  Unfortunately, I'm not allowed to hibernate for the winter, and my daughter thinks it is fun to play in the snow.  Clearly, she didn't spend 25 years of her life living in Southern California! So we have to put on the snow bibs (ski pants for me), gloves, boots, jackets, and beanies just so we can go outside and make snow angels.  Some of you may think that is a little extreme for going in the front yard.. but it is necessary if I am expected to be outside for more than 5 minutes playing in snow!  I must admit, we did have some fun together, and it was much better than my experience the day before trying to get the car seat out of a vehicle when the doors were frozen shut!  Needless to say,  I am still looking forward to summer!  I do have quite an adorable snow bunny though..
 




I am a local photographer in Manhattan, Kansas.  I serve Manhattan and the surrounding areas of the Flint Hills including Fort Riley, Junction City, Wamego, St. George, KS.  There is a small travel fee for clients of 20 miles away depending on the location.  I also offer services for Engagement, Wedding, Senior, Newborn, Cake Smash, Family, and Children.

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